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Forbidden City Tour to Bangkok 6th April 2012

Christmas is coming. For religion of another sort, here’s a little update for those dreaming of a Bangkok Easter…

Easter weekend is April 6-9, UK/HK etc public holiday.
Qingming Tomb Sweeping is April 5-7, official China holiday.
GAS Bangkok Far Easter Tour is April 7-8  – see the 2011 rules attached.

The tournament is played at Pattana School on beautiful grass pitches and is an 11 a-side, 11 min-half, no off-side, bonus for 3 goals open to all cup played over two days.

I’ve looked at some flights, Thai is looking good, as always.

FOR THOSE WITH LESS TIME:
1. TG615 FRI 06/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG674 SUN 08/04/12 BKK-PEK 23:50 – 05:30

OR WITH MORE TIME:
1. TG615 WED 04/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG614 MON 09/04/12 BKK-PEK 10:10 – 15:50

These flights are daily and at the moment all the same price
Total Price: ¥ 3,240

Or with Air China maybe a little cheaper
1. CA979 WE04APR PEK-BKK 1935 2340
2. CA980 MO09APR BKK-PEK 0100 0630
Total Price: ¥ 2,990

There are flights with Air Asia from Shenzhen to Bangkok for ¥ 1,900 (or from Macao for ¥ 1,200 !), but then you have to get there.
HOTELS
You can book a nice spacious apartment hotel like the Grand President for ¥ 360 per night for a double.
Or just around the corner you can have a the DS67 Suites, with rooms for up to 4 people, for B2,500, that works out as ¥ 130, per person, per night.
These places are on Sukhumvit Soi 11 / Soi 13.

Not forgetting social spending and a tournament entry fee (maybe RMB300 each depending on numbers), you can work out how much you need to budget for this trip. I suppose realistically if you book flights soon, the minimum will be ¥ 5,000

Let me know what people think, date wise, hotel wise and I will then start collecting deposits. Of course, I am up for suggestions if others want to do some planning as well.

Pikey

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