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Thailand with tweens

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Caplin · 22/05/2022 23:09

Hi,

considering a 2 week trip to Thailand next year with a 13 and 11 year old. My family lived there for a few years in Pattaya, which was ace fun, but a bit intense for tweens (they have been as toddlers, so the sex show stuff passed them by).

thinking Bangkok for a couple of days, Chiang Mai for 3-4 days then beach. I have done Krabi/Phi Phi which was amazing, and Koh Chang, but where else is good? Phuket is a bit like Pattaya from what I have heard. Koh Samui, Koh samet, Hua Hin? Where is a good place to go with tweens. Enough to keep us entertained, without being too full of full moon backpackers and dodgy sex tourists. My kids love Ru Paul, so a decent family lady boy show a la Tiffany’s would be good.

Planning on being quite adventurous, so any recent tips would be welcome!!

thanks!

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Sharming · 22/05/2022 23:17

Sounds like you know Thailand pretty well - I've been to all of the places you mention but not recently so hopefully someone else will come along soon with up to date advice.

I just wanted to say try not to pack too much in - Bangkok will be utterly overwhelming for them, they will be knackered. If you then want to to to Chiang May plus travel south to the beaches, that sounds like a lot.

I'd stick with two places - Bangkok + an island. Somewhere where they can snorkel, enjoy beach bars and exploring. They'll love it - good on you for wanting to take them somewhere fabulous

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PermanentlyTired03 · 22/05/2022 23:32

Koh lanta is lovely. More families less backpackers. More European tourists I'd say and less over touristy than Phuket or phi phi

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Caplin · 23/05/2022 11:32

Thanks both, I was thinking about Koh Lanta. Might do an air bnb villa for the beach part, there are gorgeous ones! Although the kids might want to make friends at a hotel resort.

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Blaggertyjibbet · 23/05/2022 16:01

A jungle safari in Khao Sok National park could be fun??

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