Mae Klang Luang Trail Doi Inthanon National Park

Mae Klang Luang Trail Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon is one of Thailand’s most well know and well visited national parks and is home to Thailand’s highest mountain Doi Inthanon. Doi Inthanon attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year, but most of these visitors only stick to driving the main highway to the highest mountain and to the easily accessible waterfalls and viewpoints along this route, only a very small fraction actually get off the main paved road to get deeper into the park to see what else Doi inthanon offers. Most miss out on seeing the parks…

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Thailand Online Train Ticket Booking

Thailand Online Train Ticket Booking

The State Railway of Thailand is exceptionally slow arriving in the new millennium and is still very much dragging its feet when it comes to offering online booking and payment for the tickets on the Thai rail network. A few years back there was a website which offered this service, I am not sure if it was offered by the State Railway Of Thailand or was some tie up between them and a private company but train tickets could at one time be bought online! The booking form on this website was…

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Elephant Valley Chiang Rai – Maybe Thailand’s most ethical elephant sanctuary!

Elephant Valley Chiang Rai – Maybe Thailand’s most ethical elephant sanctuary!

In Travel Hub’s endeavor to offer more ethical elephant activities to our inventory of trips and tours we took a trip to Elephant Valley Chiang Rai, and we have to say that we encountered some of the most content and happy elephants that we have seen in a long while! If you are doing one of elephant Valley’s programs you will probably be greeted by Jack the manager. Jack is super knowledgeable about elephants and has been working with elephants for many years, he has brought his experience and knowledge…

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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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