Chiang mai

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Chiang mai

Postby 104 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:28 pm

Anybody live or visit here recently can advise what to do and what to avoid ?
Sister and her 12 year old daughter visiting in August - want to give the heads up on the worst offending tourist traps
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Re: Chiang mai

Postby Jaap N. » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 am

104 wrote:Anybody live or visit here recently can advise what to do and what to avoid ?
Sister and her 12 year old daughter visiting in August - want to give the heads up on the worst offending tourist traps
Cheers
Been there a number of times; the most recently in March this year.
In the city (within the moat) you might want to visit a few wats, some of them are quite nice.
- Wat Phra Sing
- Wat Pa Tao
- Wat Chedi Luang
Sunday Walking Market on, err, Sunday. Ratchadamnoen Rd, that's the road into CM from Thae Phae gate.
Rent a motorbike and visit Doi Suthep, avoid the Hmong village, that's a tourist trap, imo.

Visit the highest mountain of Thailand, Doi Inthanon, about 70 km from CM, nice and cool and a very nice drive. Don't expect much of a view, as it's usualle clouded & misty up there, but well worth the trip. When we visited in March we did so in a rented car, Toyota Vios, 1200 baht.

Enjoy!
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Re: Chiang mai

Postby phuketrichard » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:30 am

head to Chiang Rai
or take the road to Mae Hong son (1,864 curves)

Night market downtown is nice to walk around and a good food court

i dont really care for CM, do busy an traffic is bad and the haze is terrible
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Re: Chiang mai

Postby 104 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:46 pm

Thanks chaps will pass on


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