Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai Increases Prices

Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai Increases Prices

Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai has is increasing its prices. Since its opening 10 years ago prices for playing for the tigers have gradually risen. Below is the fully updated Tiger Kingdom prices in Chiang Mai. The new prices are effective from the 1st May 2016         Fees for playing with tigers Spectators of friends playing with tigers free Walk around enclosure tickets 250 baht Small Tigers 500 baht Smallest Tigers 800 baht Medium Tigers 600baht Big Tigers ages 700 baht White Tigers 1000 baht Giant Tigers 1000 baht Medium…

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Baan Tong Luang – 5 Hill Tribe Village

Baan Tong Luang – 5 Hill Tribe Village

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

Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus – Buses arriving in 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 out side of town they have not found any public transport options (usually a tuk tuk or songtaew) to take them into town. Scheduled arrival time is 08:30pm but i am aware that this bus is often late arrival and after 10pm can be common and maybe the tuk tuk drivers have…

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016

Next weekend sees the 39th Annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The 2016 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the first weekend of February which this years is the 5th, 6th and 7th. The format of this festival has remained the same over the past 10 years or so and it appears that it will follow the same format this year. Here is the quick run down of activities: Friday 5th At Buak Had Pubilc Park a small flower and horticulture exhibition will be held. Things will get more interesting…

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Travelling to Laos? – Beware of scams!

Travelling to Laos? – Beware of scams!

Important notice for those booking bus and boat tickets to Luang Prabang and other destinations in Laos. We recently had a report from a very unhappy customer saying that they were the victims of a scam while in Chiang Kong after purchasing a Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang bus ticket through Travel Hub. Briefly the report was as follows; the passengers were required to change buses at the border in Chiang Kong. The changeover takes place at a hotel called Portside. On this change over they were asked by a…

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Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

This is the 2016 updated train timetable from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and also displays the cost of train tickest from Chiang Mai to Bangkok There are 5 classes of train as follows: 3rd class seating fan cooled 2rd class seating fan cooled 2nd class seating air condition 2nd class sleeper fan cooled (upper or lower birth) 2nd class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) 1st class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) Travel time is around the 12 hour mark, but some trains are a little quicker and some take longer depending on which type of train is…

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Loi Kratong Chiang Mai Events 2015

Loi Kratong Chiang Mai Events 2015

This is being posted a little late but here is a quick run down of this years Loi Kratong 2015 events in Chiang Mai: The main celebrations for Loi Kratong will take place on the evenings 25th and 26th. This is when most locals will come our to release Kom Fai (floating fire lanterns) and float their kratongs on the river. These two days are also marked by the Loi Kratong float processions along Thapae Road. The biggest and most spectacular procession will happen on the evening of the 26th….

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The Chinnarit Buddha Foundry Phitsanulok

The Chinnarit Buddha Foundry Phitsanulok

For those who do get to visit the city of Phitsanulok then the small Chinnarit Buddha foundry is well worth checking out! At this Buddha foundry bronze Buddhas of all shapes and sizes are still manufactured and cast in the traditional method which is now becoming increasingly rare in Thailand. Most Buddha manufacturing concerns now employ modern, cheaper methods to manufacture the image. The foundry here is a real working concern and a great chance to see the process of Buddha casting in action!   Buddha Casting Method The process…

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Everyone knows the famous temples in Chiang Mai and Bangkok but Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is an interesting offering just outside the provincial city of Lampang. In fact the name of the city came from this temple which has been situated here for hundreds of years. Not too many tourists make it to this temple but if you are passing or in the area then this temple is well worth a visit The history behind the importance of Wat Phrathat limping Luang According to the epic tale of Lord…

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