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What to do with 5 days? In N.Thailand?

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What to do with 5 days? In N.Thailand?

Hello I'm trying to decide what to do with five days... I'm trying to decide if I should spend all my time in Chaing Mai or if I should split them between Chaing Rai and Chaing Mai? Any thoughts anyone? Or any other recommendations? I will be there around June 20th


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1. Re: What to do with 5 days? In N.Thailand?

recently spent about 5 days in the area and if you want to see stuff, suggest you make the trip to chiang rai. get a private car to have the driver get you a full day around the golden triangle. bus ride takes about half day between chiang mai and chiang rai.

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Hmmm, it depends what you most like to do. There is plenty to do in and around Chiang Mai to easily fill five days, in fact five days is not enough! There are many many temples, cafes, small shops and galleries to explore around the old city, markets to pick through, elephants and much much more. But - if you want a great place to explore hill-tribes from, you'd do better to go up to Chiang Rai. I wouldn't do a whole day from CM - CR - Golden triangle. That is a very long day and you'll spend most of it in the car/bus. A night in CR is very relaxing and you can perhaps get up there early (whatever the first bus is?), meet a driver and spend the day looking around.

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With just only 5 days I would pick just one either Chiangmai or Chaingrai both city deserved that length ( the longer the better as so much to see and do ) of time to discovers the main sites.

The day tour from Chaingmai to Chaingrai can be done. But as above says its going to be a very long day. You will have to leave Chaingmai very early and return very late back to Chaingmai.

Tough choice :)

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I agree with sweetpea. We spent 7 days the first time in both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and for us - coming back to Chiang Mai for the 4th time and will be spending 14 days. No matter the choice please pick only one and do it justice. This is one of the best countries to go to and you will enjoy whatever place you decide. You will not go wrong in either choice.

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I completely agree with all the advice given above. With only 5 days only do one place. There is plenty to do in 5 days in either CM or CR. You will waste a day getting in transit and with only 5 days I don't think it's worth it.


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