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russelgp
post Mar 30 2009, 09:57 PM
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Hey,

I'm new here.

I'm planning a solo backpacking trip from Kuala Lumpur to bangkok. then on my way to cambodia, vietnam, laos and back to china. i plan on taking buses or trains north and stopping at destinations along the way. i have 30 days to get from Kuala Lumpur to china.

I've read about recent conflicts in the southern part of Thailand.
Is it safe to make this journey?

Any recommendations of where to stop?
Is it possible to make the trip in different phases, instead of one long train/bus ride up?

If it is dangerous, would it just be better to fly into Thailand and stay away from the south?

any help is welcome.
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post Mar 31 2009, 09:17 AM
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Are you talking about this?:

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200903301421.htm

I don't know where you are from, but the Canadian government is currently advising its citizens to avoid all travel:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/rep...g.asp?id=290000

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to and through the far southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Songkhla (including the city of Hat Yai).


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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Mar 31 2009, 09:17 AM) *

Are you talking about this?:

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200903301421.htm

I don't know where you are from, but the Canadian government is currently advising its citizens to avoid all travel:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/rep...g.asp?id=290000

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to and through the far southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Songkhla (including the city of Hat Yai).



Actually the problem still happen every days with Tha local people in that province but I never heard it affected to tourist .
Anyway if you would not afraid that I think you can take the bus direct to HadYai fr. KL then take the train to BKK or fly or bus.

On the other hand for safety fly fr. KL by Air asia to BKK then go along with your plan it would be better.

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