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Chiang Mai, Thailand

From Bangkok, we flew north to Chiang Mai on Thai Airways. Chaing Mai was a much more approachable city than Bangkok, and in some ways it was easier to eat good Thai food because it was easier to just wander and find something that looked great.

We enrolled in a cooking class which took us on a tour of the local market and where we learned how to cook yummy Thai dishes like fish curry and banana coconut pudding! We also spent a day visiting local hill tribes, riding elephants, and getting very wet riding on bamboo rafts that mysteriously held together just long enough to get us down the river! Both were easy to arrange once we arrived, but we did arrange the cooking school in advance because we wanted to make sure there would be room in the class we were interested in.

We saw more water fall from the sky here than we had ever seen before -- the city streets flooded in a matter of minutes -- and we quickly jumped in a tuk tuk (a tiny carriage attached to a motorcycle - there are few taxis in Chaing Mai) and headed back to the hotel not wanting to get stuck as the river began to overflow.  We're sure our family never pictured themselves spending their trip squished in the back of a tiny Tuk Tuk getting drenched by Thailand's rains.

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Questions and Answers

hi, i am looking for an hotel called "red brick" located in chiang mai. a web site will be great. thanks, shafir

anonymous
http://members.fortunecity.com/redbrick/

What is the weather in Chiangmai in Mid Augest?

anonymous
Hot! Check Weather.com for good historical weather data.
anonymous
Hot! Check Weather.com for good historical weather data.

Does anyone have the email addy of the Oriental Guest House in Chiang Mai close to the Night Bazaar

anonymous
No, but don't go there anyhow. Go to Libra Guesthouse. It's cheap and the people are great.
anonymous
No, but don't go there anyhow. Go to Libra Guesthouse. It's cheap and the people are great.

hello i am intresting in a good thai cooking lessons i am a chef back home and i am looking for a really good place where i can study the technics and lots of recipes i want to spend 2 weeks only for this subject.

anonymous
try chiang mai cookery school, pad thai, or home style all locaqted in chiang mai. i had a great experience there, good luck.

hello, am interested in the Temple of the Tigers -- if my base is Bangkok, what will be the logistics of getting to and from Chiang Mai?

anonymous
Get a night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Don't worry about A/C...just get a fan train and a sleeper...it's an easy overnight train
anonymous
The Tiger Temple in as Kanchurnaburi - Not Chiang Mai

what night life is in chaing mai

anonymous
When we went, there were several restaurants and bars that stay open late, but not much beyond that. It's a popular destination, so I'm sure the situation has improved.
anonymous
Tons of Bars. Look around.
anonymous
also bubble and mandalay disco if you want a taste of thai try bossy located @ chiang mai land you will be lucky if you see another westerner there but you will be made welcome i reccomend.

hi, I stayed at Westin yrs ago. Cant find them? Are they still nown as Westin? MK

anonymous
The Westin Chiang Mai is in the process of being renamed the Sheraton Chiang Mai. This hotel is a little bit out of the center of town, but transportation is convenient. There is a free shuttle to the night market.

What's the best way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi in one day? I was thinking Flying from Chiang Mai to Phuket then bu boat. Any better solutions?

anonymous
fly to phuket and get a bus or cab

hi, i've been travelling in thailand for more than one month. and i'm looking for a guesthouse's phone number which is called 'whisky guest house/inn' just located in front of Julie's Guest house. .... thanks a lots cheers mel

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