Chiang Mai - Thailand

Chiang Mai (in Thai เชียงใหม่ ), also sometimes written as "Chiengmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is located at 18°47′20″N, 98°59′00″ECoordinates: 18°47′20″N, 98°59′00″E, some 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city stands on the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river.In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city, although it lacks the cosmopolitan gloss of

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thatsoundssowrong :

Where can I go to shop for women's apparel in Chiang Mai? Not traditional or silk but more modern. And where are the shopping malls in Chiang Mai?

Richie B :
"Wang Chung."
eebuythiscomputer :
"yes, as many shops as you want"
maowbro :
"Women's apparel is available at EVERY market in Chiang Mai... and there must a million markets! As for shopping malls, the two big ones (the ones that look like every other shopping mall on this planet) are Airport Plaza, located near the airport (hence the name) and Kad Suan Kaow, at the northwest corner of the moat, beside Chiang Mai Ram Hospital."
Riya :

I’m going to Thailand for 12 days at the end of the month. I wanna go to Koh Samui & Chiang Mai and stop over in Bangkok for 2 nights 3 days. How should I plan my travel? Which place should I visit first (depending on convenience) How far are Koh Samui and Chiang Mai from each other?

Chuck P :
"Confucius say, man who go through turnstile sideways is going to Bangkok, hope you have a safe trip."
The_Mouse :
"I assume that you will be in Bangkok first as you will likely enter the country there. So enjoy your stay in Bangkok - go shopping (although realistically - this is best done before you leave Thailand so no heavy luggage to drag around the trip) Koh Samui is in the southern end of Thailand and Chiang Mai is in the northern end so - They each are over an hour flying time in the opposite direction of Bangkok. Which place to go first? It really doesn't matter. You will enjoy them very much."
Amit/ Nishant :
"hi if in koh samui contact me"
omes :
"Hello, I think 12 days in thailand is great. Chang mai is about couple hours from bangkok.The place is ok, alots of temples and monuments. Koh samui is an amazing place. Beautiful beach and very clean. People there are nice and there are many things to do there. Stay at the cheweng beach(amari ) is a good hotel or (Family banglow) cheap but very good place to stay. Good hotel, good food,good shopping. You hav everything over there even the night life is very good, Mango pub is a must see disco:)"
weescotsguy66 :
"with only 12 days you have got to fly, is best. Nok Air is very dodgy take my word for it. I flew to Chaing Mai I won't go there again. Also try Bangkok Airways, ONE2GO..for more Type in low costs airline in"
Ian w :
"Bangkok Airways is a cheap, safe, a good airline. Thai rail is good too. When i went last summer I flew from BKK to USM via Bangkok Airways. I stayed at the Renaissance hotel VERY NICE. On the way back I took the ferry from Saumi to Surat Thani. From Surat Tani I took the night train back to Bangkok it got me in at about 6am. The previous time I went to Thailand I also took the night train to Chiang Mai. If you take the train you MUST have the food on board it was the absolute BEST Thai food I have every eaten!"
denis :

50 USD should give me a half decent hotel in Chiang Mai I would say. Who has some tips on which one to book for this budget (50USD per day)?

Mac Momma :
"go to lonelyplanet.com and click on "thorn tree" and ask this question (free registration required)"
D :
"There are a truck load of hotels in Chaing Mai. You shouldn't pay more than $20US. Try to stay close to the centre, where the wall and moat are. There are markets and Bars along the wall. Dont forget to head up to Pai for a few days too, very relaxing and awesome scenery. Hire a motorbike if you want. Get at least a 600cc though. There are some brilliant stretches of road. Its one of the 10 best motorbike rides in the world. Also, there are some really really big caves to the north of Pai as well. And the long neck Karan tribe, you know the ones with all the gold necklaces and really long necks."
peanutz :
"Go to and find your rate and location. there are plenty on that price you are willing to foot. Even right down in the city centre."
dialer :
"These hotels are between the Wall and Chiangmai Zoo: - Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew (http://www.lotuspskhotel.com) - Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel (http://www.chiangmaiorchid.com) You can find lots of hotels along Tapae Road or Ping River but I don't go to that area often. Anyway, don't forget to go to the walking street on Sunday nights."
rweller654 :
"Well. Nothing easier than that. Go to any online booking website and they will have normally a function to narrow down your search by price: So, for example go to or or any other online booking website and click on the desired location and the desired price range and you will be shown all the hotels available and suitable for your budget."

 

Comments on Chiang Mai

Abhik
Date: 2008-02-05 00:09:25

For many years, Thai people have used umbrellas to shelter from both rain and strong sunshine, and perhaps the most distinctive of all umbrellas seen in Thailand are those made in Bo Sang Village in Chiang Mai Province in the North of the country. This village is renowned, among Thai and foreign tourist alike, for the uniqueness of its umbrellas


007c
Date: 2008-02-05 00:09:25

Würde mal gerne wissen welches Guesthouse in Thailand ihr als das beste, gemütlichste, schönste, fairste erlebt habt. Wo ist egal, ob Krabi, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Chang, Koh Lanta, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Pai, Koh Samet, ....


Boulder
Date: 2008-02-05 00:09:25

an article form Chiang Mai Tourist Guide , Vol.10 No.2 February 2008 “The rooms are so snug and cozy.When morning time calls and you find yourself puckish,follow the scent of fresh baked bread to the bakery.”


badmasketa
Date: 2008-02-05 00:09:25




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