Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTERjc_RArw
  2. 2 Vietnam for 14 days help to find travel company
  3. 3 Japan: 34 days becomes 12 (or 17)
  4. 4 Jaisalmer or Ranthambore Nat'l Park
  5. 5 Narita Airport to Shinjuku
  6. 6 Quickie Kathmandu visit worthwhile?
  7. 7 Other than Kyoto?
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip Report : China
  9. 9 Japan GTG, early April
  10. 10 Beijing tours
  11. 11 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  12. 12 Advice needed from Japan train pros
  13. 13 Trip Report Pandaw-up the Chindwin TR
  14. 14 HK to Beijing for 3 weeks- mid March to early April- itinerary help please!
  15. 15 Trip Report A great trip in India
  16. 16 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  17. 17 Trip Report Hong Kong and Angkor Wat
  18. 18 A Netflix series for those who enjoy Tokyo
  19. 19 Cherry Blossom season Mount Fuji area
  20. 20 Tokyo - Kamakura - Yokohama
  21. 21 Tour Agency Recommendation
  22. 22 Goodbye, Carol Simpson
  23. 23 Honest opinion needed about Thailand
  24. 24 Takayama trail, Japan
  25. 25 Hotels near Takefu Train Station
View next 25 » Back to the top

5 days in north Thailand--would it be unthinkable to leave out Chiang Mai?

Jump to last reply

Hello, Everybody who might have an opinion on this.

We're starting to put together an itinerary for Hong Kong/Thailand for October. Hong Kong/Bangkok/Chiang Rai area. Hong Kong is a revisit for us as is Bangkok. It's the north that I have a question about. We'll have between 5 and 6 days allotted to that area, 1 1/2 to 2 days of which will be to visit friends who are in a volunteer work in the Chiang Rai area. Our main purpose is to visit with them and be folded into their work for a few hours, but we would also like to have a bit of cultural immersion outside of that. Something with elephants, a cooking school, historical sites, a trip to the Golden Triangle possibly.
I've been pouring over posts here and on Trip Advisor, and it appears that while Chiang Mai is a bigger draw than Chiang Rai, it is actually a sprawling city and a large percentage of the cultural activities take place on day trips outside of town. My question is this: since we'll need to be in the Chiang Rai area for our friends, would we be "missing out" just to use that as our base and not include Chiang Mai?

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement