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Re: Climbing in Thailand

Post by Captain Haddock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:24 am

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Thialand/Vietnam/China Advice

Post by AJS » Thu May 03, 2012 6:35 pm

I am looking into a climbing holiday starting August and ending in December. Thailand/Vietnam/China is on the list as a possible destination. Any advice on any of these would be appreciated. I am specifically interested in travel costs as we will be on a tight budget. Thanks Andrew

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Re: Thialand/Vietnam/China Advice

Post by toejam » Mon May 07, 2012 11:42 am

Hey Andrew
I could give you pretty good beta on all your destinations, I'd go to China first and let Thailand and Vietnam cool down a bit. China you can check out Yangshuo, Getu, Kunming, Dali, Liming for starters, if you come to Getu and Kunming I have loads of local beta including new crags etc. Travel, food and accomm' is easy and cheap, language is always an issue. I'd do vietnam second, easy to get overland transport from china (cheap and nasty). Cat Ba in Halong is great but also some new awesome crags north of hanoi, check out Vietclimb, they pretty organized. If possible go to Loas as well, perhaps skip Vang Vieng (unless you like drugged out backpacker idiots) and go straight to Thakhek (google "green climbers home"), the place is amazing, climbing is awesome for all grades, cheap. Then thailand, south of Thailand is well established, new development though at Koh Yao Noi worth checking out (great climbing, no crowds), but not far from Laos, in Northern Thailand you should stop in at Chiang Mai and Chiang Dou, definitely worth a visit.
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Thialand/Vietnam/China Advice

Post by Swedgehog » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:47 am

Hey all

Will be in thailand around may next year on honeymoon and myself and my bride to be are now looking at places to stay. I really want to make the most of it while im there. Keen to take advantage of the DWS opportunities. Can anyone suggest areas that have a lot of good climbing in thailand or local companies that can give me help/information? Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Anyone ever climbed Thailand? Need advice

Post by Hann » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:13 am

Tonsai and Railay are the places to be.

Tonsai is cheap and backpack-type with mostly climbers staying there.

Railay is clean, neat, touristy.

They are about 20min walk apart.

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