Best time of year to visit Chiang Mai

View over Chiang Mai from Wat Doi Kham

So What is the best time of year to visit Chiang Mai? If you do have the luxury of choosing the time of year to visit northern Thailand and the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, then you may want to consider the best time to visit. November is a great month as the rainy season is coming to an end, waterfalls are flowing full, the air is clear, views are great, the forests/landscapes are extremely green, the rice in the rice paddies is nearing maturity and after many months of…

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Baan Tong Luang – 5 Hill Tribe Village

Karen Long Neck at Baan Tong Luang

Baan Tong Luang is a hill tribe exhibition village situated in the Mae Sa area about 30 minutes drive from Chiang Mai. This village has been set up to display the lifestyles and cultures of five different hill tribe groups which typically reside in the north of Thailand. The village is separated into around five zones with each hill tribe ethnic group residing in its own zone. At Baan Tong Luang you will find, Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Karen and Padaung (Karen Long Neck). The village is quite picturesque and nestled…

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Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus – Buses arriving in Luang Namtha

Bus Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha

We have had a couple of reports from our customers who have booked the Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus through our office. On arrival at the small bus station in Luang Namtha which is situated about 10km outside of town, they have not found any public transport options (usually a tuk-tuk or songtaew) to take them into town. The scheduled arrival time is 08:30 pm but I am aware that this bus is often late arrival and after 10 pm can be common and maybe the tuk-tuk drivers have…

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2022

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016

As of writing this post the Chiang Mai Flower festival 2022 has not yet been confirmed. But with Covid vaccinations well underway, it is highly likely that this festival will proceed in 2022. The Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the first weekend of February. For 2022 this should be the weekend covering the dates of 4-6th February The format of this festival has remained the same over the past 10 years or so and it should follow the same format in 2022. Here is the quick rundown…

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