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    3 days in Chiang Rai with a pool.

    So, we decided on a bit of a break after all the stresses and strains of the house build.

    It's bloody hot so a couple of days by a pool seemed like a good idea.

    We only live 2 hours from Chiang Rai and shop there quite often. When overnighting we normally stay in a guest house for a cheap and cheerful 400 baht.

    All good and very convenient but no pool.

    A bit of a search on Thailand Hotels Bangkok,Phuket Hotels Discount Hotel in Thailand for the best pool in CR and we got this place;







    It's in the center of town, a 3 minute walk from the night bazaar and has a huge pool.

    Cost about 1800 a night for a deluxe room. Buffet breky included.

    The room was pretty standard really, but OK. The bed was great.
















    not much of a view really.




    We were on the 4th floor. It has 6 but we were advised that it was bloody hot on 5 and 6.

    A bit off putting really. It's got to be said that the place could do with some refurbishment. I doubt I'd stay there again.

    The pool is down there. A good size and 2.2m at the deep end.

    A crappy photo and the only one I'm afraid.

    You can see more on the hotels website.



    On a more positive note, the staff were really friendly.


    More on Chiang Rain and the Night Bazaar in a bit.

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    Jeez, you could have made the bed before taking the photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Jeez, you could have made the bed before taking the photo!
    Was gunna say that....looks like it had taken a right thrashing.....and that pic was taken before dusk even.

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    The telephone next to the shitter is a nice touch, handy if the bog roll runs out

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    Hmmm...
    Beer on the table, empty whisky bottle on the floor and another bottle on the dresser.
    Do you drink by any chance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Do you drink by any chance ?
    Never touch the stuff.

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    I stayed in a very nice hotel in CR with a magnificent pool in beautiful gardens.

    It was cheap too, but about 15 minutes south of the city centre....can't remember the name though...hang on...

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    Best value for money I have ever found in CR is the Pimann Inn
    Next to the old airport

    Pool -- Panorama created by Rich-Media.Co.Th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Best value for money I have ever found in CR is the Piman Inn
    That looks nice. I just don't understand why the have such vast expanses of concrete. A few trees or shrubs would be nice. I'll check this place out Thety. Cheers.

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    1800 in CR ?

    WTF !!!

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    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
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    I stayed in a VIP room for 700/800 baht and is was really nice.

    www.pimanninn.com -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi
    1800 in CR ? WTF !!!
    Yup, something like that. A bit steep really. Thetys' place looks good and much more reasonable.

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    Anyway, onto the Night Bazaar.

    Not a bad place for some food, beer and browsing. You can get some decent bargains, particularly if you're Thai and come from the area. Watching tourists getting ripped right royally can be entertaining.

    The entrance;




    Stuff for sale;





    This enterprising bloke makes things out of cans



    A fortune teller, who probably won't tell you you're about to get ripped off.



    Plus there's loads of local arty stuff, clothes, elephants and junk.

    Onto food in a bit.

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    Bras....29 for 110b....cool.

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    Besides shopping for stuff, at the center of the bazaar is the eating area.

    Basically a bunch of tables and chairs surrounded by kiosks selling a pretty good variety of food.

    A few beer kiosks and, at the fair end stage providing entertainment of one sort or another. Some times quite good.

    Things normally get going around 18.00 - 19.00. It was a pretty quiet night last Sunday.



    Some food kiosks.





















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    She does not look mexican ?

    Don't you just hate those plates of cold chips....christ who buys that shit.

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    This is where we stayed....1200B a night

    lalunaresortchiangrai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    Don't you just hate those plates of cold chips....christ who buys that shit.
    This fella,



    He likes 'em


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    This is where we stayed....1200B a night
    Looks good, I'll try it out sometime. Tuktuk to the market in the evening.

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    quiet?

    that's an understatement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    quiet? that's an understatement!
    Indeed. Picked up by about 9 though.

    I've been there on occasion and there've been no seats available at all.

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    Nice pictures.
    Put the toilet seat down next time you take pics.

    How did you get to Chiang Rai? Motocy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    Put the toilet seat down next time you take pics.
    Thanks.

    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    How did you get to Chiang Rai? Motocy?
    the old ute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Why?
    You might have forgotten to flush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    You might have forgotten to flush.
    Are you speaking from experience?

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