Loi Kratong 2017 Schedule of events

Loi Kratong 2017 Schedule of events

The annual Loi Kratong festival will soon be here. Here is a quick run down of the main events happening in Chiang Mai The festival runs from the 2nd to 4th of November 2nd November Candles will be lit around the moat of the old city and lighted decorations placed in the moat at other locations in and around the old city. The extent of the deportations vary from year to year. The lighting of candles and decorations can also be seen on the Loi Kratong days of 3rd and 4th…

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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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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 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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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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Art In Paradise Chiang Mai

Art In Paradise Chiang Mai

Open in Chiang Mai for two years now Art in Paradise follows closely on the heels of the successful first branch which opened in Pattaya. Art In Paradise brings illusion art to Chiang Mai, most works consist of techniques of creating three dimensional illusions by painting on 2 dimensional surfaces. Interaction and photo taking is the name of the game here and of course you will be wanting to take a few pictures so make sure you bring a camera or have your telephone fully charged. Inside there are more than 130…

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Songkran Chiang Mai 2015

Songkran Chiang Mai 2015

The Songkran festivities and celebrations will take place in Chiang Mai from the 12-15 April 2015 What is Songkran? Songkran is the celebration of the Thai New Year. Traditionally in the past water was thrown over your friends and neighbours as a sign of respect and cleansing, however since then the water throwing has taken on a whole new dimension and is now the dominant new year activity and past time for locals and visitors alike. Songkran always falls on the same dates in the month of April which  sees…

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2015

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2015

The Chiang Mai Flower Festival falls on the first weekend of February so this year the festival will be held on the 6th 7th and 8th. On the evening of the 6th, Buak Hat Public Park will be the place to head. This pleasant public will be bustling with flower and plant exhibits as well as featuring a large stage where the the miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty contest will be held. There is also a separate beauty contest for an international Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty. The…

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