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    Things to do in Chiang Mai on a Budget

    A friend of mine is flying from the states to go backpacking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

    He's travelling up to Chiang Mai from BKK before going to Laos and has asked me about things to do. I could help him with bits and pieces in Bangkok but not CM.

    Anyone got any ideas on places to go, things to see, food that kind of thing.

    Any help much appreciated.

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    Sit in a cheap room eating Mama noodles and drinking Lao Kao?

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    I would highly recommend he stretch's his budget and hire a car to get around the Triangle. So many beautiful places to visit.

    Dead foking awesome place first time up. Piss cheap once he has his wheels, split the cost with another scank back packer preferably a cracking looking Swedish one.

    I'm doing it again myself in a few weeks.
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    ha ha I knew the back packer bit would go down a storm!

    Terry, what about places inside Chiang Mai, any suggestions?

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    ^

    Considering its his first time he could just be a tourist, grab a brochure and start walking around checking out markets and tourist shit.

    If he ain't been here before he will think he is in Disneyland, the awesome looking woman up there will blow his mind.

    Doi suthep is always impressive.

    Don't worry to much. he will love the foking place especially now with the cooler weather.

    If he don't wont to rent a car tell him to get the bus and hit the road, he will meet many like minded people and make friends.

    The North is fantastic this time of year. Gagging to get back up there my self.

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    Cheers Terry. I'll pass that on. Not sure what his budget is, just that there is a budget.

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    The long neck village, good for a few photo's, Doi Sutep also, didn't like the zoo,

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit
    The long neck village
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit
    didn't like the zoo
    The long neck village and the zoo have a lot in common.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Considering its his first time he could just be a tourist, grab a brochure and start walking around checking out markets and tourist shit.
    Agree. The way to go as a first time visitor. Walking around lessor tourist frequented areas is also great.

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    Show him the bkk to laos scooter thread. See if he can better that

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    Cheers guys...you too Dillinger.

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    Bunchun Hostel
    354/4 Charoenprathet Rd. T.Changklan A.Muang, Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai
    200 baht a night

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    Kanom Jeen 10 Baht (Kanom Jeen Sanpakoi) is located in the Mueang district of Chiang Mai on Charoen Muang Road. This is a small local food shop that serves mainly ‘kanom jeen’. Kanom jeen is a traditional Thai dish of boiled rice noodles topped with a fish based sauce and eaten with fresh leaves and various vegetables. This shop offers large helpings of this dish with very good ingredients and a large variety of kanom jeen noodles and toppings. The best part of it is that each bowl costs only 10 baht.

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    Sorry mate, ive never been to chiang mai, chiang rai has always intrigued me more with the elephant trekking and white water rafting.

    If there was one thing i would want to do in chiang mai, i would have to say the night safari

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    ^

    If you ain't been there mate you don't know much do ya.

    Get down and have a poke around before they start burning off. Great town.

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    Theres the tiger kingdom , where you can go into a tigers cage and sit with the tigers.
    The Sunday market at Tapae gate is worth a visit

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    I've only been in CM for a year but we enjoyed Doi Suthep, go with your own transport and then after the tourist stuff, drive through and keep going there is a beautiful camp site with a nice little restaurant - great views.

    I also liked the Samoeng loop, basically a very scenic drive out of CM to Samoeng, stop there for lunch (and strawberries if in season) then back via Mae Rim, can be done easily on a hired scooter.

    wiang kum kam is quite interesting, get there on a Friday afternoon and enjoy a local market, even splash out on a horse drawn tour. They also have bicycle tours.

    Sunday night market worth seeing once.

    If he's on Facebook there is a very good group run by a local lady called All About Chiang Mai.
    Last edited by trangman; 08-01-2013 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    Theres the tiger kingdom , where you can go into a tigers cage and sit with the tigers.
    The Sunday market at Tapae gate is worth a visit

    Tigers cage , I dont think he's sucidal ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    Theres the tiger kingdom , where you can go into a tigers cage and sit with the tigers.
    The Sunday market at Tapae gate is worth a visit

    Tigers cage , I dont think he's sucidal ,
    The Tigers are friendly and well fed .

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    ^and every few years, one of these 'well fed Tigers' takes a piece out of somebody....

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    Thanks for all the replies. Much appreciated.

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    Tell him to hire a motorbike, ride up to Pai, score some smack and watch the sunset with his head resting on the lap of some fair maiden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Tell him to hire a motorbike, ride up to Pai, score some smack and watch the sunset with his head resting on the lap of some fair maiden.
    lol

    Nice thinking Albert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    ^and every few years, one of these 'well fed Tigers' takes a piece out of somebody....
    Yes, sometimes peoples pet dogs takes a bite out of people as well .
    With all the risks in Thailand, getting eaten by a tiger is way down on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    ^and every few years, one of these 'well fed Tigers' takes a piece out of somebody....
    Yes, sometimes peoples pet dogs takes a bite out of people as well .
    With all the risks in Thailand, getting eaten by a tiger is way down on the list
    I should think the risk of getting eaten by a tiger in Thailand goes up exponentially if you get in a cage with one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
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    ^and every few years, one of these 'well fed Tigers' takes a piece out of somebody....
    Yes, sometimes peoples pet dogs takes a bite out of people as well .
    With all the risks in Thailand, getting eaten by a tiger is way down on the list
    I should think the risk of getting eaten by a tiger in Thailand goes up exponentially if you get in a cage with one.

    But just imagine the stories you would be telling in the bar to your mates when you got home.

    "Did I tell you about the time I got mauled by a tiger in Thailand......"

    Free beers guarenteed.
    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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