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    • Loy Krathong, Yi Peng and Mae Jo Lanternfestival

      Chiang Mai Aug 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM

      Hello :)
      Does anyone know when the famous lanternfestival in Chiang mai is? Me and a friend want to visit it in November this year. We read there is also a Festival just for tourists there, but we want to see the traditional and not the one for which we have to pay.
      It would be perfect, if someone could help us.
      Thanks and sorry for my bad english ;)
      Nice greets, Eve

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    • how to get to sukhothai

      Phitsanulok Aug 18, 2016 at 3:44 AM

      hi! i would like to travel by bus from phitsanulok to sukhothai, how can i get to sukhothai? which is the bus line that i have to take? what are the timetable? somebody know the website?
      thanks a lot!

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    • Hotel Deals

      Chiang Mai Aug 18, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      I'm going to Chiang Mai this Nov. and stumble upon this website offering 4 days 3 nights stay in Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai for only US$99 net inclusive airport transfer and breakfast. Have anyone already tried? If it's a real thing or it's a scam? vacationresortclub.com/shang...

       

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    • how to get to sukhothai

      Phitsanulok Aug 18, 2016 at 3:44 AM

      hi! i would like to travel by bus from phitsanulok to sukhothai, how can i get to sukhothai? which is the bus line that i have to take? what are the timetable? somebody know the website?
      thanks a lot!

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2016 at 5:45 AM
    • Hotel Deals

      Chiang Mai Aug 18, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      I'm going to Chiang Mai this Nov. and stumble upon this website offering 4 days 3 nights stay in Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai for only US$99 net inclusive airport transfer and breakfast. Have anyone already tried? If it's a real thing or it's a scam? vacationresortclub.com/shang...

       

      8 Answers Aug 18, 2016 at 5:54 PM
    • Loy Krathong, Yi Peng and Mae Jo Lanternfestival

      Chiang Mai Aug 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM

      Hello :)
      Does anyone know when the famous lanternfestival in Chiang mai is? Me and a friend want to visit it in November this year. We read there is also a Festival just for tourists there, but we want to see the traditional and not the one for which we have to pay.
      It would be perfect, if someone could help us.
      Thanks and sorry for my bad english ;)
      Nice greets, Eve

      4 Answers Aug 18, 2016 at 12:37 AM
    • Recommended local taxi for Mae Rim transport

      Mae Rim Apr 6, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Staying at Mae Rim hotel and need local transportation in area for dinner, day outings. Hotel charges min 700thb for transport. Are there better options local to us for short trips?

      4 Answers Apr 6, 2016 at 4:47 AM
    • One or two days in Sukhothai? (Thailand trip March 19th to April 3)

      Sukhothai Mar 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Hello. Have received such good advice from here. My trip is getting closer. Briefly, repeating my trip plan. I arrive on Mar 19 in BKK. Checking out of BKK on 23. Had plans to stay one day in Sukhothai before heading to Chiang Mai. In Chiang Mai from 24th and checking out on 29th. After this I had plans to do couple of days at beach and one day in BKK before flying back.

      Is one day enough in Sukhothai? Basically part of the day on 23 and part on 24th. Or should I adjust and take one day out of Chiang Mai as I have allocated 5 days in CM.

      As always, any other recommendations on adjustments to my plan would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone in advance!

      Gurm

      12 Answers Mar 14, 2016 at 10:15 AM
    • How best to explore Chiang Mai surroundings - tours or on own?

      Chiang Mai Mar 7, 2016 at 9:24 AM

      Hello. Ok, in Bangkok, I decided to take mostly tour rather than on my own. With limited number of days, I thought that is the best option in Bangkok. But in Chiang Mai, i wonder if tours is still the best option. I do would like to do one day at some tribal village hopefully combined with biking. I have seen some biking tours that include one day stay somewhere. But when it comes to local Chiang Mai, am I better of to go to the main sites on my own? This is my first trip to this part of the world. Would appreciate some advice or pointers. I will be there from March 24th to 28 or 29. Thank you in advance.

      11 Answers Aug 2, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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      Chiang Mai Buddy

      Chiang Mai Feb 28, 2016 at 7:26 AM

      Hello, has anyone used chiangmaibuddy.com services? How did you like their services? I will be arriving in Chiang Mai in June and was thinking of using their company to assist with accommodations. Thanks for any information you can offer!!

      5 Answers Feb 28, 2016 at 11:47 AM
    • Champions League

      Chiang Mai Feb 21, 2016 at 5:18 AM

      Is there any place that shows live champions league games in Chiang Mai?

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2016 at 1:07 AM
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      clock tower

      Chiang Rai 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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      Moto Rentals?

      Mae Sai Feb 11, 2016 at 6:24 AM

      Where can you rent a moto?

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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      Chiang Mai Moveabout

      Chiang Mai Feb 3, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Sawadikap,

      Our group of 4 pax is planning to visit ChiangMai in April for a 4-day golfing trip. How can we arrange for our transportation during the entire 4 days period?

      And how is the weather in April up there? Is it true its around 40 degrees C?

      Thanks

      Helmi

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2016 at 10:58 AM
    • Guest house / Hotel / Airbnb - outside of Chiang Mai?

      Chiang Mai Jan 29, 2016 at 10:37 AM

      Hi,
      I was told Chiang Mai is extremely touristy and I should stay somewhere just outside of Chiang Mai. Do you have any recommendations? CLEAN is important - also the ability to get around (transpo nearby). $30 - $50. Two people. Private bathroom. Thank you!!

      13 Answers May 14, 2016 at 2:14 AM
    • Visa run to Loas question! (Kind of urgent :) )

      Chiang Mai Dec 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      Hey there guys,

      I wondered if you could help give me some clarity around a visa run I am doing tomorrow from Chiang Mai to Loas.

      I have a triple entry visa and am just about up on my first 60 days, and am wondering if I need to just over to the border to Laos, get a Laos's VOA then just head straight back to get my second 60 days activated, or do I need to go to the Thai Consulate in Vientiane to activate it? I am asking because I can only seem to find posts about visa runs made from Chiang Mai to Vientiane when people are applying for a fresh new visa there (e.g are applying for a new single entry, double entry tourist visa etc)

      Any clarity around whether I need to go the Consulate or not would be greatly appreciated.

      Many thanks!

      Scott

      3 Answers Dec 24, 2015 at 2:52 PM
    • Chiang Mai to Laos

      Chiang Mai Oct 28, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Hi again - I am in Nong Khai struggling to decide if I should just amble over to Laos - thus wasting the last three weeks of my visa exemption - or to travel more in Thailand before going to laos. I would head north, centering in Chiang Mai because that is the easiest for me (no car, luggage) - What would be reasonable options for an older person with luggage? Not the boat! I have seen videos of that! Is there some kind of bus? Or a minivan that can take luggage? Etc whatever? Is it feasible for a non back packer? Thanks, Jean

      20 Answers Oct 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM
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      Fishing Lakes In Pai?

      Pai Sep 19, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      Hey Guys I would like to go to either Bueng Pai Farm or Piranha Fishing park to stay for a few nights just wondering has anyone been to either and which would be closer and more convienient to visit from Pai town?Im having trouble finding where the places are on the map.I have seen the reviews online for the Piranha fishing park and it sounds great but i think this is far outside Pai.The lonely Planet book I have only refers to Bueng Pai farm.

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2015 at 2:26 AM
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      Yee Peng Festival

      Chiang Mai Sep 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      Has anyone here been to the Yee Peng festival in Chiang Mai and attended the lantern release at Mae Jo university? Any info about previous experience would be appreciated! I'm reading conflicting information about it! Thanks :)

      - Also general info about Chiang Mai for that week as it is also the Loi Krathong festival as well

      3 Answers Oct 27, 2015 at 10:55 PM
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      Trip to Cnagmai

      Chiang Mai Sep 14, 2015 at 11:37 PM

      hi ,
      am planing to travel to changmai for 3 nights,next Nov/2015
      can some one guide me to find good hotels and good places to visit ?

      thanks .

      13 Answers Nov 18, 2015 at 3:09 AM
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      February in Chiang Mai

      Chiang Mai Sep 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

      Is it a good idea to travel here at the end of Feb. I have read that they usually burn off this time of year?

       

      9 Answers Sep 14, 2015 at 5:52 PM
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      time table bus to sukhothai

      Phitsanulok Aug 24, 2015 at 4:19 AM

      does anybody has the timetable for the bus from phitsanoluk to sukhothai?
      thank you!
      Joan

      3 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 5:27 PM
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      chiang mai or chiang rai?

      Chiang Rai 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

      Joan

      3 Answers Aug 23, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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      bus timetable sukothai to lampang on sundays

      Northern Thailand Aug 16, 2015 at 2:00 AM

      does anybody know the timetable for buses from sukothai to lampang on sundays in october?

      thanks a lot

      Joan

      1 Answer Aug 16, 2015 at 4:56 AM
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      Lampang or Chiang Mai?

      Northern Thailand Aug 16, 2015 at 1:59 AM

      hello
      I have 2 days in Lampang and 3 days in Chiang Mai,
      do you think I can better stay 1 day in Lampang en 4 days in Chiang Mai?

      thanks for your time
      Joan

      3 Answers Nov 11, 2015 at 2:56 AM
    • Are the no shoes requirements strict in ALL Chiang Mai temples?

      Chiang Mai Jul 12, 2015 at 4:00 AM

      Have polio and wear a knee to foot orthotic. Can remove it at home on dead level carpeted floors, but the slightest uneven surface (even the garden), brings about falls and great difficulty walking. Not so good at over 60. Am wondering if there are any temples in Chiang Mai who relax the strict no shoes rule for the disabled? For instance, was overwhelmed in India, where often accommodation was made for disability by squares of white cotton cloths being produced to wrap and tie around the shoes if unable to remove them.

      7 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM
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      What to do - Recommendations!

      Chiang Mai Jul 11, 2015 at 2:51 AM

      We have 3.5 days in Chiang Mai between Krabi and Phuket - what do you suggest for things to do?

      I really want to do an elephant sanctuary (ethical, non mahout type) and have another post for this as the one I wanted to do is fully booked.

      Other than this we are obviously going to do the night markets - any suggestions on how and where to go as I know nothing other than there's night markets to visit!

      I have read a little about some water falls - this seems interesting but we cannot do too much physical activity. We did Tiger Temple yesterday in Krabi and I only made it half way. I am in the middle of my weight loss journey and have lost 5.5 stone but still not physically fit enough for major activities - but I'm 100 times better that I was at the start so I'm OK with this! If we could swim near water falls etc, this would be great - we have 2 teenage boys with us!

      I have heard mixed reviews on the hill tribe, some say very good, others say way too commercialised?
      We like Temples etc but we are doing Bangkok and Ayutthaya so many suggest that this will be more than enough temples!

      Anyway, any other suggestions would be good!

      8 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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      Elephant Santuary??? HELP!

      Chiang Mai Jul 11, 2015 at 2:20 AM

      Hi, I am in Chiang Mai from 13th-16th July and planned to do an Elephant sanctuary but the one that came highly recommended is full booked! It was supposed to be the Elephant Nature Park.

      Can anyone recommend an alternative that is ethical?

      It's for 2 adults and 2 teens.

      Thanks in advance for any feedback.

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 10:36 PM
    • contact lens solution available in chiang khong?

      Chiang Khong Jul 10, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      Are contact lens solutions available in chiang khong? In Boots.? Tesco Lotus? or other venue? Pls advise. Thanks.

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2015 at 6:08 AM
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      Hotel Suggestions

      Chiang Mai Jun 29, 2015 at 10:01 AM

      Hi, I have over spent on the beach resorts we are staying at, so I now need to look at cheaper hotels in Chiang Mai - just wondering if anyone can suggest any little gems that I may not know of or may not show on normal search engines?

      There's 4 of us - 2 adults and 2 x 16 year olds who can share 1 room as long as enough beds or 2 rooms is fine.
      I need clean, central, own bathroom, must have air con and Wifi is kinda important but not the end of the world if not actually in the room.

      Thanking you in advance for any suggestions.

      16 Answers Jul 5, 2015 at 5:52 AM
    • Adding money to a Thai SIM card online

      Chiang Mai Jun 22, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      What is the best way to topup your Thai SIM card online?

      7 Answers Aug 2, 2016 at 10:22 AM
    • Airport to Tha Phae Gate

      Chiang Mai Jun 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Hello,
      What is the most easiest way to get from airport to Tha Phae Gate area?
      Thanks

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 8:47 AM
    • Direct bus from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya

      Sukhothai Jun 15, 2015 at 5:51 AM

      Is there any direct bus from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya?

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM