Chiang Mai Travel Articles

 
Of Curries and Common Ground (1 of 2) – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Kristina Johnson went north of Chiang Mai for the cooking clases, but she learned much, much more about the people in the villages.
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Car Chase in Chiang Mai
After renting a car to see the sights of Chiang Ma
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Transport
Regular bus service from Chiang Mai Arcade bus terminal to Bangkok (696 km), Chiang Rai (182 km), Mae Sai, Mae Hong Son (342 km), Golden Triangle (9 km North of Chiang Saen), Pha Yao (222 km), Chiang Khong, Lamphun (21 km), Lampang (92 km) and to other towns in the North, Northwest as well as […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – November 2000
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – November 2000 Modern Thailand’s Second City History accurately records the founding of Chiang Mai (CM) as having taken place on April 14, 1296 at 4 am! Because CM is at a higher elevation than most other popular cities and towns, it has a cooler and drier climate. There are three main seasons: Cool season (Late October-middle February), […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Food
In July 1999, the Office of the National Culture Commission announced the top ten Thai dishes best liked by tourists after a worldwide survey of 1,000 Thai restaurants. The results in order of their percentages of popularity were: Tom yam kung (spicy shrimp soup) 99% Kaeng khiao wan kai (green chicken curry) 85% Phat thai […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Events and Festivals
Event Calendar – Thailand Trooping Of The Colours December 3, 2000 The Royal Plaza, Bangkok The King and Queen preside over this impressive annual event near the statue of King Chulalongkorn. Members of the elite Royal Guards swear allegiance and march past the Royal Family. The 14th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta December 5-11, 2000 Nai […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Accommodation
Location If you want an unobstructed view of the majestic Suthep Mountain, stay on Suthep Rd, Huay Kaew Rd, Canal Rd, Nimmanhemin Rd or around parts of the Super Highway. If you want both the town and the mountain stay on Chang Puak Rd, Boonruangrit Rd, Aommuang Rd or Arak Rd. If you choose the […]
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Travels without a Plan #20
Northern Thailand After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, it was definately time to move on. For all its hectic-ness, Bangkok is a great town, and it’s a place that you know that people who are coming to SE Asia will visit. Therefore, it wasn’t a huge surprise that I bumped into an ex-Sydney housemate […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Visas
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand – Visas Because it’s incredibly easy and cheap to enter Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia from the North, this bit of information is vital. You will need it in Thailand. You already have a tourist visa…it’s valid for two months from the date of issue. This visa can be extended by one month in Thailand. In Chiang Mai, […]
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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand Modern Thailand’s Second City History accurately records the founding of Chiang Mai (CM) as having taken place on April 14, 1296 at 4 am! Because CM is at a higher elevation than most other popular cities and towns, it has a cooler and drier climate. There are three main seasons: Cool season (Late October-middle February), […]
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