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Making up stories....??? I've lived in Phuket for 4 years.....so I know what I am talking about!

Have you ever been in Patong in December?? If you have, then you must agree with me that it hard to get anywhere and see anything with all those tourists....

Last time I visited Phuket was 2 months ago....here I made a trip from Phuket Town to Patong. By car. It was almost one long ride in a huge traffic jam! There is only 15 kilometers from Phuket Town to Chalong, but it took me 1 hour....each way....!! It was like driving in BKK during peak hours!!

Been there in December several times. Patong Beach. Never once had a problem booking a tour I wanted the night/day before. Never had a problem catching a Tuktuk or motorcycle taxi when I needed one. Patong Beach itself can get crowded, but there's much prettier (and empty) beaches a short motorbike ride away.

The only traffic jams I've ever experienced were caused by construction or accidents.

The OP is just trying to paint a glossy picture at the expense of other places. Laughable really. :)

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The OP is just trying to paint a glossy picture at the expense of other places. Laughable really. :)

He is promoting but he doesn't do anything else than most of us were doing a long time ago when we first got the Thailand-Flu and spilled the rosy stories, back home, to our friends and families urging them to visit Thailand as well.

I did the same when I came downhill for the first time, approaching Patong Beach...a virgin beach; more than 30 years ago. I came to Thailand when a mere 1 million tourists (mainly from Asia) visited the country. Now some 14 million.

It's all in the game, everywhere else in the world and Khanom Beach (never been there) will end up being a tourist spot as well. The OP is just accelerating the process because there's internet nowadays.

That wasn't so, 30 years ago.

LaoPo

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We put a 100,000 baht down payment for the land in April 2007 with the help of family members and friends. This is because we live in the US. My wife performed the title transfer at the end of June 2007. We paid 750,000 baht/rai for a total of 1,950,000 baht for the 2.6 rai. We had until the end of June to complete the purchase. The seller paid all transfer fees. The seller said he wished we didn't show up because they had an offer for 1,000,000 baht/rai if our purchase fell through.

I actually got interested in this area because another Thai Visa member was selling a plot of land somewhere near Sichon. My brother-in-law looked at it and one of my wife's cousin's knew of this plot and recommended it instead. The brother-in-law agreed and since this was bigger, less expensive and because the other plot wasn't very deep (short distance between the beach and the road) we decided on this plot instead.

I don't know the name of the area but it is about a 10-15 minute drive from Tesco to the land. It is very close to what looks like a small Thai resort. From Tesco as you go North toward Sichon, you have to make a U-turn and turn left at the Thai Wat on the main road. Follow that road over a small river and turn left where the road forks. You go for a while keeping to the right. After passing the Thai resort, there is a small dirt road that you turn right onto going toward the beach. Within about 10 meters the road turns left parallel to the beach. There was a big sign at the entrance to the dirt road that my wife told me indicated that the government was going to pave this road. It may already be paved. I haven't been back to see it since we bought the land. Even if it is still a dirt road, it was in very good condition. Across the dirt road from our property, a relative of my wife's cousin lives in a house with water and electric so I know that they are readily available. I was told that the Thais don't like to build houses near the beach. Are they afraid of ocean storms or tidal waves?

Nice land at a nice price....today it's worth minimum the 2 times the price you paid for it. Good investment.

Actually many foreigners and Thai buy land here just to wait for the price increase.....

Don't know why Thais don't want to live at the beachfront. My Thai wife says it's because the land is too expensive compared to what you get for your money. Also too much sand flying into your garden, house and car when it is windy..... :-)

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Our daughter is heading over in mid-Dec and we're taking her to Trang. My wife and I have never been there (we live in Udon). I take it renting a car shouldn't be difficult, and from the sounds of things on this topic, there are plenty of nice beaches and restaurants. I'd prefer not making resort reservations until we get there and can see for ourselves. I know that's chancey in places like Phuket at this time of the year, but how about Trang?

Anyone want to offer a top 10 list of places to see/eat/do in Trang or within 100km?

Trang has some wonderful beaches too!

But Trang is actually located some 300 kilometers south/west of Khanom at the Andaman Sea facing the Strait of Malacca.

But sorry I do not know any hotels there :-(

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Please don't call me a liar. It is a fact that my friends and I have been bitten by sandflies on the beaches in Khanom on all occasions that I have visited Khanom in the past 4 years. I am also entitled to express my opinions about service, poor food and expensive rooms. I thought this forum was here for people to express their opinions without being called "ridiculous liars"? I could think of some things to call you, but I will refrain.

Well...sorry if I you feel hit, when I wrote that "somebody starts talking about sand flies (which is a lie)"....but "somebody" states there are sand flies in Khanom even they've never ever been here. They talk about Chumphon 200 kilometers north of Khanom and Hua Hin 600 km north of Khanom.

Strange that you are the only one who has actually been here who complain about sand flies?? In another post further down Big Guy claims he has never been bitten or even seen a single sand fly!

So how come you're the only one?

As for myself, I visit the beaches every week. So do my wife. My 3 year old son swims in the bay almost every day...none of us have ever seen a sand fly.

Tell me...how does a sand fly look like? Maybe you mix up sand flies with mosquitoes?....at least that is what I think....

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The only traffic jams I've ever experienced were caused by construction or accidents.

:D Well....nice picture you try to paint of the traffic jam problems in Phuket. Tell me...are you blind? :D

I've lived there for 4 years and daily I had to drive from my home to my office....and every single day was a nightmare on the roads!

Road constructions has been going on in Phuket for minimum 6 years now....and they still construct and never stops....now they're on the way to start constructing a new road across the mountains from Chalong to Patong.... another construction site....and I guess it will take 2 or 3 years to complete this road....welcome to Phuket! :)

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The OP is just trying to paint a glossy picture at the expense of other places. Laughable really. :)

Anybody laughing??

If you've ever been to Khanom, you will know that I am not "just trying to paint a glossy picture at the expense of other places"!!

It is a fact that Khanom is the new hot spot in Thailand, you can read about this all over the net.....just watch the photos of our beaches, they say it all!!

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Olsen,

I think you will find that most of the people posting on this thread first went to Khanom years before you and know the area very well.

:)

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I bet that when Olsen lived in Phuket, it was the best place in the whole world. Now that he is in Khanom, it is the best place in the world. I wonder what the next best place will be.

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Olsen,

I think you will find that most of the people posting on this thread first went to Khanom years before you and know the area very well.

:)

Maybe....but many posts are from people never been here, and yet they complain!

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I bet that when Olsen lived in Phuket, it was the best place in the whole world. Now that he is in Khanom, it is the best place in the world. I wonder what the next best place will be.

You are dead-wrong! I only lived in Phuket due to my job - and I really didn't like the place at all!

I will love to live in Khanom until the day it turns into a new Phuket or Ao Nang. But that will never happen....at least that's what I think and hope....

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Hi Olsen,

Are you from Denmark? (judging from you name)

I am planning a trip to the south and would like to pass by in Khanom. Up for a cup of coffee/beer?

Robert

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Yes, Sorensen, I am from Denmark.

You're welcome to Khanom anytime!

And a cold beer is also welcome anytime :-)

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The OP is just trying to paint a glossy picture at the expense of other places. Laughable really. :D

He is promoting but he doesn't do anything else than most of us were doing a long time ago when we first got the Thailand-Flu and spilled the rosy stories, back home, to our friends and families urging them to visit Thailand as well.

I did the same when I came downhill for the first time, approaching Patong Beach...a virgin beach; more than 30 years ago. I came to Thailand when a mere 1 million tourists (mainly from Asia) visited the country. Now some 14 million.

It's all in the game, everywhere else in the world and Khanom Beach (never been there) will end up being a tourist spot as well. The OP is just accelerating the process because there's internet nowadays.

That wasn't so, 30 years ago.

LaoPo

Khanom was/is on the tourist map of major tour operators since more than a decade. But the masses passed by and it will stay like that in the near future. In that region KPG will be the next full blown package tourist destination.

Khanom certainly has the best beaches all along the East coast together with Chumpon. It is the perfect place for people, who want to live near beautiful, quiet beaches in stunning nature with all the steep rocks and the green scenery around, just 45 minutes on good roads to the second largest town in Southern Thailand.

It's really unbelievable, that so many Westerners choose to live bored to death somewhere in North Eastern fallow rice fields instead of there e.g. :)

post-33720-1258940446_thumb.jpgpost-33720-1258940469_thumb.jpg with Samui to the right

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It's really unbelievable, that so many Westerners choose to live bored to death somewhere in North Eastern fallow rice fields instead of there e.g.

Love is love.... :)

Just waiting for the right time to have a nice week end to Khanom from my sometimes boring Koh Phangan

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