Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai? Or both? Looking for sensible advise

Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai? Or both? Looking for sensible advise

Old Jun 30th, 2014, 03:40 PM
  #21  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You are all wonderful and appreciate the various feedback presented here. And thank you Kathie for remembering my trip to Myranmar. I've been reading about the Mae Hong Son loop which sounds appealing. Now that I have my Myranmar trip figured out, onwards to Thailand! LOL!
artyguy is offline  
Old Jun 30th, 2014, 03:42 PM
  #22  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh, heard about this Elephant Preserve that I'd like to share. The reviews have been pretty good, and website looks honest and fair.

http://www.pataraelephantfarm.com/index.php
artyguy is offline  
Old Jun 30th, 2014, 04:14 PM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,509
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I find CM devoid of character and far more touristy than bkk, based on its relative size..

CR itself is small, but the outlying areas are quite lovely and interesting...

I like khao lak for a beach area... 1 hour north of Phuket... Really nice beaches
kmkrnn is offline  
Old Jun 30th, 2014, 05:42 PM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,288
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
But - artyguy - Patara uses hooks on the elephants. Visitors have noted fresh wounds on the elephants. Yes, it gets good reviews from visitors who are just wowed by seeing elephants, but it gets poor reviews by animal welfare groups.
Kathie is offline  
Old Jul 5th, 2014, 08:55 PM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,340
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
artguy, Kathie is correct about Patara. We have stayed at the Elephant Nature Park, loved it, and no hooks.
Cattail is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
andie
Asia
6
Jun 27th, 2014 05:26 AM
tansmets
Asia
4
Oct 5th, 2011 02:27 AM
travelgirlatl
Asia
9
Mar 16th, 2008 12:13 PM
denice7
Asia
4
Jun 19th, 2005 11:46 AM
Boose
Asia
21
Jun 14th, 2004 03:41 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -