04-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Question: What luxury resort in Phuket do you get the best value for your dollar (for honeymoon)?
Answer from Peggy: For your honeymoon, you may want to consider the Imperial Adamas Beach Resort in Phuket. Their couples massage treatment will be just what you need after a hectic wedding!
04-06-2012, 11:42 AM
Question: What is the most unique/exotic and non-commercialized island to visit?
Answer from Peggy: there are many unique and non-commercialized islands. It would be impossible to pick one, but among them is Koh Lanta in the Andaman Sea, or Koh Chang.Krabi is a great beach-front ara on the mainland. We have a ton of vacations on the Tourism Authority website: www.tourismthailand.org/
04-06-2012, 11:44 AM
Question: How far from BKK is the Soneva Kiri?
Answer from Peggy: Koh Kood is about 300 kilometers (about 180 miles) from the Bangkok airport. it's best to hire a car and driver and then take a boat from the mainland.
04-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Here are Peggy's "must sees" in Thailand: 1) Grand Palace, Bangkok - go in the morning 2) Take an elephant ride through the jungle 3) Take a cooking class 4) See Siam Niramit - a big extravaganza show covering early Thai history - in Bangkok. 5) Chatuchak Weekend Market - where all the locals in Bangkok shop - acres of stalls offering everything from pets to furniture to handicrafts 6) The Aksara puppet show in Bangkok (King Power Center)
04-06-2012, 11:55 AM
Question: I have been to Bangkok, Phuket, and Chang Mai what would you recommend for another fun itinerary to explore. I love Thailand!
Answer from Peggy: For your next visit, try some of the off-the-beaten-track destinations such as the Isaan area in the northeast. It's still very authentic and unspoiled. Or, go to some of the other islands I mentioned like Koh Lanta or Koh Chang.
04-06-2012, 11:57 AM
One final suggestion from Peggy: While in Bangkok, be sure to visit the Arts of the Kingdom exhibit, which has artifacts made for the Royal Family. Also, the Rattanoksin Museum - it's an interactive museum about the early days of Bangkok
04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Our chat is a wrap...many thanks to Peggy Peterka of the Tourism Authority of Thailand for lending us her expertise today.
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04-06-2012, 01:10 PM
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Well done! Bravo to both Peggy and LL's richr1 for keeping the info flowing. I had to sneak out after the half, but caught up quickly.
iIm ready for that Banyan Tree pkg before and after we connect to Bali's Hotel Tugu and Royal Pita Maha.
I'm already thinking when to go back next year for a longer stay--Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and the Sarojin"wherever you go, there you are"