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    • Vegetarian Food options & Logistics

      Krabi Nov 11, 2016 at 1:40 AM

      Hi All,

      I am visiting krabi for the first time with my wife in December. I had a few questions regarding food and local travel.We will be staying at a hotel at tubkaek.

      1) Bus, Taxi options which would be more convenient from tubakaek to ao nang/krabi town. We would also like to know if bus/taxi for return journey from ao nang to tubkaek would be available even late at night?

      2) Can I hire scooter for local travel and would i need an international drivers license for the same(traveling from India)

      3) Vegetarian food options in krabi town and ao nang including street food.

      4) Apart from 4 island tour and railay beach any other must visit places?


    • Package Transfer Phuket Airport +Ferry Phi Phi + Transfer to Karon

      Phuket Nov 23, 2016 at 4:11 AM

      We will arrive at Phuket Airport at 8:10 a.m. We will need a transfer to go from the airport to Rassada Pier + ferry tickets to Phi Phi tound trip + transfer the following day from Rassada Pier to Karon.
      We have seen the prices at but it can be risky to take them on-line in advance because if the flight is delayed.... so is it easy to find any agency at the airport to contract this package? and it can be more expensive taking everything at the airport or is better buying the tickets separately? What would you recommend us?

    • In need of Trainers

      Ko Tao Nov 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM

      If anyone knows where I can buy some trainers I would love to hear where.

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      Weather - June

      Phuket Dec 6, 2016 at 3:23 AM

      I am planning to stay 4 days in Phuket on June 2017 (maybe from 17 to 20th).
      If possible I want to visit Phi Phi anda Maya, but I m concerning about monsoons.
      I ve read that it gets worse on May, but I also read that june could be bad time to visit.
      Any advice?

    • What can i do to make Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets

      Thailand Nov 14, 2016 at 11:02 PM

      Is there anybody who had issues with the Turkish airline and their services?
      On the 5th of August. I and my wife purchased Turkish airline flight tickets via Expedia to travel from Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul then Bangkok
      We missed the first flight from Bangkok to Istanbul and I received a message from Expedia that Turkish airline canceled all of my 8 tickets, including tickets for the 15th of August.
      Then I and my wife purchased a new ticket on the Turkish airline website on the 6th of August to the same destination (Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv) in order to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul and then to Bangkok, with a total of 8 tickets.
      We used the tickets to fly from Bangkok to Istanbul but personal urgent circumstances forced on us in Istanbul airport to buy returning tickets from Istanbul to Bangkok.
      So we used only 2 tickets this time, we didn't use the remaining 6 tickets, out of the 16 tickets purchased from Turkish airline I only used two.
      to Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets. The First time I received an unintelligible reply and the second time, which is one month I wrote ago, I sent Turkish airline another message but until now I didn't receive any message.
      I wrote also to Expedia,you notice it,but this is the next story....
      So how do you think I can resolve this issue?... Any advice?

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      Help with Bangkok itinerary

      Thailand Nov 21, 2016 at 3:04 AM

      I'm travelling to Thailand in March and have a bit of spare time in Bangkok. I'm already planning a day trip to Ayutthaya, is there a similar trip that can be done in a day? Would it be worth flying to Chiang Mai just for two nights? Any advice would be really appreciated!

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      clock tower

      by switzerlandman Online Now Feb 19, 2016 at 8:39 PM

      what is the Music title at 7, 8 , 9 pm at clocktower in Chiang rai?

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2016 at 1:50 AM
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      chiang mai or chiang rai?

      by anonxxx Online Now Aug 23, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      i have to decide to spend more days in chiang mai, or take 2 nights in chiang rai?

      any advise?

      is chiang rai safe?

      thank you for your time


      3 Answers Aug 23, 2015 at 6:07 PM
    • 2 days 1 night Chiang Rai.

      by mklim Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 4:22 AM

      Any suggestion on tour company in Chiang Mai for a 2days 1 night trip to Chiang Rai and rough estimate how much it cost?

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 6:23 AM
    • Monk Chat in Chiang Rai

      by HeatherLou Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Does anyone know if its possible to chat with monks here - or is that just in Chiang Mai?

      7 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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      Mobile Coverage for Car Navigation in Chiang Rai

      by Melanie_Putra Online Now Dec 6, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      I'll be renting car from Avis and driving from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in January. Will require GPS or Google Maps to visit these places:

      Le Meridien Chiang Rai
      Wat Rong Khun
      Wat Phra Keow
      Baan Si Dam (พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านดำ)
      Chivit Thammada Cafe
      Chiang Rai Clock Tower
      Haad Chiang Rai (หาดเชียงราย)

      Avis rents out Garmin but I know that Garmin is quite lacking when it comes to destinations.
      I can buy the Thai SIM card with Data Plan in order to use Google Maps (I already found and saved all the above locations in "My Maps" inside the Google Maps of my iPhone. The thing is, which service provider is the best for Coverage up in Chiang Rai? I don't want to go up there to only find out there is no coverage. Thus, can't use the navigation. We would be hopelessly lost!!

      5 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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      Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai?

      by FlyingChef Online Now Nov 23, 2014 at 7:23 PM

      We are starting our South East Asia vacation in northern Thailand. I had planned on spending 3 days in Chiang Rai as I had already been to Chiang Mai. But we have limited mobility so will not be trekking; is there enough to see and do in Chiang Mai, or should we go back to Chiang Mai, which I liked?

      5 Answers Nov 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM
    • Mekong river

      by CalumB Online Now Oct 15, 2014 at 4:10 AM

      Hi there would anyone be able to suggest a place to stay in chiang rai? I'm looking to do the Mekong river experience and a treck for maybe two days is everywhere cheap enough to travel too out would I be best staying close the Mekong river? As you can tell I don't have a clue, any help would be greatly appriceated thanks :)

      2 Answers Oct 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    • Places to stay

      by Shirelle Online Now Aug 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      We're looking for places to visit and stay around chiang rai during our 6 night stay in January

      4 Answers Aug 19, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      by dugmar44 Online Now Aug 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Is it worth the trip to see the elephants at Anantara resort?. Spunds like they want you to stay over night to interact with the elephants. Is this true?? DM

    • How to buy tickets for the sleeper train (Nong Khai to Bangkok) in Chiang Rai

      by FrauLoermann Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      We'll be in Chiang Rai for 1,5 days and then leave to Laos. We'd like to take the sleeper train back to Bangkok and looking for informations on how to buy a ticket in advance. Does someone know a travel agency in Chiang Rai where we could buy our tickets?



      14 Answers Aug 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM
    • Clothing for women

      by Minnesota002 Online Now Jul 8, 2014 at 5:18 AM

      For women, What would you recommend for a proper attire?

      4 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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      Getting to Pai from Chiang Rai

      by JannEl89 Online Now Jun 30, 2014 at 2:26 AM

      I would like to find out about the means of transportation available from Chiang Rai to Pai. How long will it take and approximately how much will a bus ticket cost?


      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM
    • Quad bikes in Chaing Rai

      by stubkk Online Now May 19, 2014 at 5:46 AM

      Quad bikes for rent at any places in C Rai....apart from the number one toursit trap.....any ideas with local hotels etc...?

    • Hire car and driver

      by ratnambala Online Now Mar 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      I want to hire a car and driver to take four people go sight seeing for three days in May 2014. Thank you

      2 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM
    • chang rai to Laos

      by glen.cherry Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      Could some one help with info on buses from Chang Rai accross the new bridge into laos and then on to the 2 day boat trip to Luang Prabang


      4 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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      To book driver in advance or to join tour?

      by doraem66 Online Now Nov 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      I have 2 days in Chiang Rai, would like to F&E on the first day and have a day tour on the second day.
      I will be going alone or maybe with another friend in Jan 2014..

      Should I just walk in to join a tour there or to book a driver in advance?
      Saw some forums booking a private driver/ guide cost near 4000THB?
      How much will it be if I book the day tour there?

      I'm interested to see Mae Salong tea plantation, White Temple, Black House, if possible add in a river raft.
      Is 2 days sufficient in Chiang Rai?
      I may be able to stretch another day in Chiang Rai.

      Currently I have Chiang Mai 4 days, Mae Hong Son 1 day, Pai 1 day, Chiang Rai 2 days.

      5 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 3:38 AM
    • Travel agency for trips around

      by zvikamonar Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

      I will be gretfull for any help Planning my visit around. 3 People.

      I want mostly take photos and video of Nature animals , Nature reserves,Special tribes.

      around 7 days in Thailand January

      3 Answers Aug 31, 2013 at 7:08 AM
    • where places i can explore at chiang rai with small time (just 5 hours)

      by viroez Online Now May 15, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      from chiang mai - chiang rai (take a bus),
      take bus at 9am - 12 pm ( interval distance 3 hours?? it's right??)
      after reach chiang rai, want to go wat rong khun/ white temple.

      and after that, my first planning is go to golden triangle (but i read, thats take 3 hours from chiang rai to chiang sen?? is't true??)...the problem, i must go to chiang mai with the last green bus at 5.30 pm

      can i still go to golden triangle??? with that time???

      if i can't go to golden triangle,
      can anyone give recomen what interesting or unique places i can go at chiang rai, with my little bit time...

      3 Answers Aug 31, 2013 at 4:45 AM
    • Baan Malai

      by trusmibatik Online Now Dec 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM

      could any VT possibly help me with the email address of the Baan Malai Guesthouse, please?

      thank you for your kind assistance

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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      Travelling around Chaing Rai

      by Nishk87 Online Now Oct 12, 2011 at 12:29 AM


      what's the best way to travel round CR? And what's the best option to get from the airport to my hostel in the town centre, are there taxi's available? Any idea on how much ot should cost me?


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      Hostel Reccommendations Please?

      by Nishk87 Online Now Oct 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM

      Hello! Can anyone suggest any good hostels to stay at whilst in Chiang Rai?


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      Green bus scheduel from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

      by travelingcebuano Online Now Sep 25, 2011 at 3:55 AM

      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 Rai to Chiang Mai? Is it often (like every 30 minutes?)

      Any information will be a big help!
      Many thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2011 at 7:24 AM
    • Hill Resort or somewhere natural

      by FreeSpirit_sg Online Now Dec 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM


      WOndering if anyone has suggestions of a good place for accommodation in Chiang Rai. There in mid dec. Would like a hillside resort OR something natural.

      Thanks :-)

      3 Answers Feb 19, 2016 at 9:06 PM
    • transport Chiang Rai - Chiang Kong

      by miekecoeman Online Now Feb 24, 2010 at 7:51 AM

      I'd like to have any idea of cost/price for transport in a private car (comfortable and ac ) for 4 persons in july
      thanks in advance

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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      Bus Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

      by yvr Online Now Feb 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

      Will be arriving tomorrow Tuesday in Chiang Rai and after a brief visit wish to continue on to Chiang Mai in the same day, is it difficult to obtain a one way bus ticket on the same day of travel?

      2 Answers Feb 15, 2010 at 1:02 AM
    • golden triangle to laos

      by vtecturbo Online Now Feb 9, 2010 at 11:40 PM


      can anyone suggest if going to laos after visiting golden triangle? is it near?

      wats the form of transport? How long it takes and where to visit in laos for shopping?

      have to complete within 1 day.

      thks for advise

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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      wat rong khun

      by stscreen Online Now Jan 19, 2010 at 8:45 PM


      Is it easy to get tuk tuk from wat rong khun to chiang rai city?
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Oct 3, 2011 at 3:55 AM
    • Crossing the border into Laos/Myanmar

      by ikira Online Now Jan 7, 2010 at 8:07 PM

      Hi Vts,

      I will be visit Chiangrai in march.
      Thinking of crossing the border either into myanmar or Laos for 1 day tour at border. Any recommendation?

      For myanmar, is mae sei, worth to spent 1 full days with overnite there?
      I have no idea regarding Laos side.

      Please help.


      6 Answers Jan 9, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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      Golden Triangle Tour

      by yvr Online Now Nov 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM

      Looking for a tour operator in Chiang Rai that offers one day tours to the Golden Triangle, I know there are many to choose from but would like some recommendations from those that have taken such a tour with a local agency.

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2009 at 6:06 PM
    • Thai visa renewal

      by olivegroves Online Now Jun 3, 2009 at 9:50 PM

      how much will it cost to go to laos and get my visa stamped again ,do you get it at the border or do you have to get one before you enter Laos? or is there a cheaper alternative to go to Burma pherhaps?.

      2 Answers Jun 4, 2009 at 6:38 AM