My husband and I will be in Chaing Mai next week, we had already organised a private tour but the guide has cancelled for personal reasons with his family. This leaves us looking, we do prefer private tours and not going to all the places that are a gimmick we want to see the real Chiang Mai and it' people. If anyone has a good and reliable contact who is reasonable and not wanting to scam us we would really appreciate it.
Hi, me and my boyfriend are planning on travelling around thailand for 3-4 weeks but not backpacking. our travel agent suggested getting a flight from london to chiang mai then internal flights to bagkok, phuket and going to the southern islands. Im not sure whether flying to chiang mai rather than bangkok is a good idea or not financial wise but seems more practical as we want to go to chiang mai first?! We are completely lost on what to pre-book! We have a number of things we would like to see so we're thinking booking them once we arrive, however what to do about accommodation? we have noticed that alot of tours in chiang mai are 3 days so how should we book our hotel? or can we stick to doing day tours with-out missing out on anything and just book the hotel for the length of time we are going to be there? i would be very grateful of some feedback on what is best to do please :)
Can anybody advise about cheapest (but still good) elephant tour in Chiang Mai? The ones I could see are above 2000 bahts, which seem to me quite pricey.
I'm travelling to Chiangmai in early Feb 2013 with family members and young children. Is there any 4 star hotel with reasonable price that I can stay? Is it cheaper and easy to get a trip in Chiangmai?
im coming to changmai what is a cheap way to go to see the longneck women and where are they can u take pictures with them thanks
We arrive in Bangkok (BKK) airport at 2:35pm and want to catch a flight out to Chaing Mai. I'm not sure how much time we should allow between arriving to Bangkok, clearing customs and then catching our next flight. Let me know if you have any insight, thank you.
Hello All! Im heading to Chiang Mai in April and am wanting to do a Thai Massage course. Does anyone have any recommendations? Cheers.
I'm going to Chiang Mai and plan to live/work their (i build websites so a laptop ands internetaccess is what I need) from January 4-March 2 2013. I'm looking for a nice appartment/studio or a guesthouse for around 10.000 a month including internet access. I need a room with a good table to work at. Preferably in or very close to the old city. Anybody have a good suggestion for me. Would be highly appreciated.
My girlfriend and I will be arriving Jan 7th and are looking for accomidations, Any suggestins on places you have stayed and enjoyed? Budget like I said is15 -90 per night. Prefer AC, does not have to be a big hotel chain at all, prefer something with charm. Another question - Old town or close to the night market???? I have never been to Chaing Mai, any suggestions on what area YOU think is best to stay in and why is GREATLY appreciated! I like being walking distance to places to eat and things to do. We will want to visit temples, market and I"m sure participate in a tour involving elephants. Thank you in advance for your help!!!!
Hi! I am planning my honeymoon in Thailand and we will be staying for 4 nights in Chang Mai in late January. I am looking for a more boutique style hotel within walking distance to restuarants and shops etc. I am looking to pay in the vicinity of 10,000 BHT, but can pay a bit more if needed and always open to less howwver we would like to stay somewhere nice. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Hi, please kindly advise on best transportation option between Old city CM and Hang Dong. I will be attending 2-weeks Thai Massage course with Pichest Boonthume but would like to stay in the city centre. Basically I need a ride centre - Hang Dong in the morning and the other way in the afternoon, Mon-Fri for two weeks. I was considering finding a deal with a taxi / tuk tuk driver. Does anyone have an idea on approximate costs? Many thanks in advance for suggestions.
Hi all! My boyfriend and I have been to Chiang Mai twice and we love it there! We are planning to go again this year and stay for about 1 month. We would like to know if anyone knows of any decent priced aparments or condos for rent. We know we can get a fairly nice room for about15/night so if it costs too much more than that we will probably just rent at a guesthouse. Thanks so much and looking forward to hearing your comments!! cheers! lisa
Hello VT , does anybody know a nice guesthouse with a/c in the old city for 350 to 450 baht ? . I would like the opinion of those who staed y in this guesthouses cause ,i know that from just the websites some places can look good and then , when we show up, they don't look as nice. Thank you
Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has been to Chiang Mai in February and what the weather is like there in mid Feb.. I wont be trekking just chilling out in the city and relaxing. If you have any suggestions or helpful hints I would love to hear them, thank you.
Hello everyone , i will be in bangkok in march and i would like to know , how long is to travel by train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai . Thank you
Hi all! I'm planning a visit in northern Thailand. I'm arriving in Chiang Mai and I was thinking about the possibility to rent a motorbike (or scooter or something with 2 wheels and possibly an engine) and spend some days driving around and visiting Chiang Rai, Phayao, Lampang and back to Chiang Mai. I don't have a schedul to stick with but i'm planning about 5-6 days. What do you think? Bad idea? Good idea? Any chance to survive? :-)
ANYBODY KNOW, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, GOT HALAL FOOD AT KANTOKE DINNER OR NOT?
Hello I am travelling to Chiang Mai from 20th November to 24th November. I have booked my return with overnight train to Bangkok on the eve of 24th November. I read that Thailand railways have suspended their operations due to flooding in Ayuthaya. Can any one advise, when the Railways will resume their operations. Alternatively what are other options for return. Is their a site which gives information about this suspension I was also planning to visit Ayuthaya on 25th November. Is it OK or I should cancel visiting Ayuthaya. Thanks bkc
My family and I include 3 yrs old children will travel to chiang mai in january 2012 for 6 days...can anyone help me about a) which hotel should I book between raming lodge or centara duangtawan...or any suggestion hotel at night bazaar area...my budget around usd70/nite b) what the best tour should I book there....not too expensive c) anyone know the best thai cooking class there...my wife want to take that course d) anyone know the private guide/driver can we hire during our trip there E) the best area for shopping especially handicraft and cloths f) can suggest us area for halal food in chiang mai Hope vter here can help me....thank you
My wife and I are traveling to Chiang Mai this November and are concerned about the flooding. Is there a website we can check to determine if its still worthwhile to visit Chiang Mai? Has anyone been there recently that can tell us what the condition of the area might be? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
I want to bring some Chiang Mai Sausage (sai krok or Sai Grog) back to China. Do they sell in supermarket with vacuum-packed? Thanks!
I will be in Chiang Mai travelling in November 7-10 before heading to Luang Prabang. I will be travelling by myself and just wanted to see if anyone else would be there at the same time? Thanks
I am elederly person from India, visiting Chiang Mai in November 2011. I am keen to see white temple in Chiang Rai. I am not interested in seeing tribal villages and golden triangle. 1. Is there a conducted tour which goes direct to Chiang Rai. Shows White temple, water fall and some of important sights in chiang Rai and comes back by evening. Can such a trip done by taking morning bus. Do local tours in Chiang Rai and take bus back in afternoon. How feasible is this. Any further advise in this regard Thanks bkc
Hi all, I recently checked the Green Bus website. Unfortunately, it wasn't in English. Does anyone know (roughly) the schedule of the buses leaving from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and also the Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai? Is it often (like every 30 minutes?) Any information will be a big help! Many thanks!
hi , we are 6 people on a tight budget as we are travelling with weak South African currency ...need info non cheap but quality cooking schools in Chiang Mai and if poss accomodation for 3 couples ...also need info on whether it's cheaper to go overland to Hanoi or direct flight ...and then any idea who flies from Chiang Mai ...??? many thanks !!
Can someone recommend where to stay that will be a good area to "base" ourselves from while exploring the area.....we plan to stay for 4 days in December over Christmas.... Thanks!
we are staying at the meridien for 4 nights in november. our room rate does not include breakfast. it appears that this would be charged at TBT650 each and possibly ++. any advice on finding cheaper breakfast nearby - muesli, fruit, coffee etc. also is there a laundry nearby? many thanks.
Hey Guys, Just wondering if the last week of Feb is a good time to travel to Chiang Mai (23-27th)? Is the smoke bad at this time? If so, if the first week of April a better time to go? Thanks
Debating on staying @ the Rim Resort late Jan 2012 with family of 2 elderly, 5 adults and 6 kids. i understand the place is new, therefore, not much information available. Any comments on the place in general, including convenience/access (5-10 mins walk) to good eating place, shopping and night bazaars. Any other comments appreciated.