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Laem Chabang Port (Bangkok)

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I will have 2 days where we are docked at Laem Chabang in Thailand, which is a good 2 hour drive to Bangkok. I've been to Bangkok before (and loved it), but for at least one of the 2 days would prefer to do something closer to the cruise port. Not finding a lot from googling or ships's shore excursions. Any suggestions or experiences?

 

Jamie

traveling on Regent Seven Seas Auckland to Hong Kong Jan 2020

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Get a hotel for one night.  You will not regret it.   Lot's to do and see in Bangkok.

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I don't see why you wouldn't want to maximize your time on shore.

 

IMO, the only 2 options are to either spend both nights in Bangkok or Pattaya, and return to the ship when it's about to leave.

 

BKK is 2 hours north of LC, Pattaya is like 1.5 south.  Pick a city to spend both nights in and enjoy.  There's nothing to do in LC, really.

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Our hours in LC were 7AM with an overnight and leaving at 5PM.

With others from our roll call we took a transfer with Mehke/Oriental Escape to BK, we were there before 11AM (since the Thai authorities quite messed our disembarkation...), spent the night in BK at the Chatrium Riverside, and we were picked up at 1PM the following day, being back on ship at 3.15PM. The rate was 24$ pp return for a van of 10.

I think that we've made the most of our stay in BK, even though we've been there before.

 

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