A city in Northern Thailand. The name means ‘new city’ but it dates back over seven centuries. Near the centre of the “Golden Triangle” opium producing area.

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Thailand Travel Advice: Destinations & Activities For A Family [closed]

We are planning a family vacation to Thailand next July and we are looking at options for family friendly activities and places to visit. We will be flying into Bangkok as a starting point. We have ...
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How do I go from Vientiane to Chiang Mai?

I heard that there are buses available for me to travel from Vientiane to Chiang Mai. The only problem is that I don't think there are websites or agencies that have services to book the tickets. May ...
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Group jungle trek in Chiang Mai

I'm looking for some 2 or 3-day jungle treks in Chiang Mai (preferably 2 days). Since I'm traveling alone, I would like to join a group and not have a private trek on my own. I already kinda have a ...
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Place with well-treated elephants in Ko Samui/Chiang Mai?

I'll be travelling around in Thailand in July and I actually want to do an elephant trek, but I've read a variety of blogs/articles/etc about the elephants being mistreated. Is this the case at every ...
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Malaria pills needed for jungle trip in Chiang Mai?

I'm from Belgium and I'll be visiting China (Beijing & Zhangjiajie) and Thailand (Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Ko Samui) in July. I've googled something on a website my doctor gave me a year ago ...
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I have 2 weeks in Thailand; should I visit the north too or just explore Bangkok and then head south? [closed]

I am backpacking Thailand in the first two weeks of February. This is my first time out of Europe but have traveled a decent amount throughout the old continent. So far I've come up with two ...
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Is it recommended to hire a car in northern Thailand? From whom?

My partner and I are going to be traveling in the north of Thailand for a few days next month. Is it a good idea to hire a car while there? If so, where? I have heard that some car rental services in ...
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Walking Tours of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand & The Surrounding Area?

A friend & his wife will be visiting Thailand in the near future. They shall be spending three nights in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They believe this to be located within "wilderness ...
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Chiang Mai Treks with Barking Gecko

I am researching eco treks in Chiang Mai and came across Barking Gecko Travel. They are a trekking company that doesn't use elephants and are TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) certified. I can't ...