Preparing my trip to Bangkok, Thailand

These days I’m preparing my trip to Bangkok in Thailand, so I decided to share here some information about this trip I have in mind since some time. In total I will be in Asia for 14 days and 13 nights, and I decided to visit Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Obviously, there are many things to do in Bangkok, Thailand and the neighboring islands, but unfortunately time is running out and the money is cursed and so I had to make some sacrifices.
In short, the start will be from Naples, from which I’ll take a train to Rome and from there I’ll take a direct flight to Bangkok. From Bangkok to Koh Samui I’ll move on the plane, while from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao I will move by boat. For the return I will do the reverse path.
But now let’s see how to get to Bangkok and getting around once in place.

Preparing my trip to Bangkok … How to get to Bangkok?

Preparing my trip to Bangkok, Thailand
Pic by Mike Behnken via Flickr under CC license

Preparing my trip to Bangkok, I realized that there are several airlines which depart from around the world to reach the Thai capital. The flights are direct, with a stopover or with 2 stopover, and the prices range is from 500 Euros to several thousand Euros.
I opted for a direct flight of Thai Airways, about 1000 euro round trip (but I booked very late) with a duration of about 11 hours. In my opinion the Thai Airways is the cheapest airline to get to Bangkok and Thailand in general.
Obviously, there are many other airlines, but I advice them only to those who can afford a few stopovers in more and therefore have more time available. Preparing my trip to Bangkok in Thailand I noticed that the flight times are pretty much perfect, with comfortable departures and arrivals.

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

The thing which has most stressed me was organize the journey from Bangkok to Koh Samui, I did not believe they were so far apart. Planning my trip to Bangkok I’ve seen that there are several options to reach Koh Samui from Bangkok. By plane, train, ship, bus. Here, too, much will depend on the budget and the time available, in fact, to Koh Samui from Bangkok by train will force you to spend a whole night in the train, and the same goes for the ship and for buses. Obviously the savings is quite high.
I chose to get to Koh Samui by plane, about 200 € and about an hour of journey to move from Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) to Samui Airport (Koh Samui).

Why did I choose to go to Koh Samui preparing my trip to Bangkok?

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s major tourist destinations, one of the main islands, is easily connected to Bangkok and provides daily transportation for small islands.
In fact, to reach Koh Tao from Koh Samui is a pretty simple task, as it is easy to make a day trip from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
In addition, Koh Samui is the Thai island with the best hotels, has beautiful beaches, breathtaking sea and not least it is the island with the most active nightlife.
To be honest preparing my trip to Bangkok, I realized that it is the first time that I decided to dedicate an entire week to seaside resorts abroad, maybe I’m getting old ahahahah.

Koh Tao and Koh Phangan in my trip to Bangkok

These two small islands are well connected to Koh Samui, planning my trip to Bangkok I entered them among the things to see in Thailand for several reasons.
First they are a little more isolated, despite being very popular tourist destinations these two islands have maintained a low tourist contamination and still show extraordinary natural beauty shows.
Koh Tao has spots to do particularly interesting diving and I could not pass up this opportunity.

Obviously these were only the key information concerning this travel, preparing my trip to Bangkok I will continue to post new contents on the subject up to conclude all the cards with more detailed information at the end of trip.

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