Wa Lai Guesthouse

29/3 Singharat Rd., Sri Phom, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, T. Changpuek, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by Jacquie23

We stayed close to the Night Market last time we were in Chiang Mai. Can you recommend another area which has all amenities close by. Good reasonable places to eat. Good place to have a beer or rum & coke. Interesting area that you can do on foot and see the sights. Which guesthouse would you recommend? We will pay approx $CDN5.00 - 10.00 per night with private shower/toilet in room. A place with preferably a shaded garden area for those hot days that you just can't go too far. Nice surroundings outside guesthouse is a big plus for relaxing. Thanks!

RE: Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by SirHalberd

Don't want much do you, the hotels you want with private toilet/showers will probaly start at a little higher price. The following hotel is NOT in your price range. You could book ONE night and then look around that area for your cheapr hostel. This area is near the Thapae Gate, good restaurants, internet shops and lots of travel agencies in this area. It takes around 15 minutes to get to the night market.

MONTRI HOTEL. Located at 2-6 Ratchadamnoen Road, across from the Thapae Gate. E-mail address montri_hotel@hotmail.com.

You also can get some more information from this site: http://www.norththaihotel.com/

RE: RE: Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by expatbangkok

Hi J23 it would be nice if you spent less time asking questions and more time on your homepage so that members can be sure that you are not taking the pizz. There is something vaguely trollish about your postings.

RE: RE: Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by Jacquie23

Expat - could you please tell me what's so tollish about my posting? Don't YOU have anything else better to do than to spend SOOOOOO much of your time on this board. If you don't care for my questions, then don't answer with ridicules false statements. In other words - just get a life! I'm travelling with my 90 yr old mom and I'll make sure everything will be suited to her needs, no matter what my questions are. Have a heart expat and please don't response to anymore of my "follish postings". Thank you.

RE: RE: Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by expatbangkok

You are also anonymous so where is your cred?

RE: Budget Accomm (not close to Night Market)

by imstress

try Julie Guesthouse in the old city. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom and hot shower for THB160. You can choose the superior rooms too.

The guesthouse has a roof top and 2 other nice chill out place and serve food and drinks. there is a big pool talbe too. you dont even have to step out of the guesthouse ;p Sunday Night Markets and all the temples are just around this area.


Travel Tips for Chiang Mai

Karen Hilltribe

by imstress

The Karen also known as the Kariang are are by far the largest ethnic group of the hilltribes in Myanmar and Thailand.

The Karen began to move into Thailand around the 17th century. The main groups in Thailand are White Karen composed of the Skaw and the Pwo sub groups.

The Karen live in villages of around 25 houses raised on stilts. Each household consists of the parents and their unmarried children. Married daughters and their families may also live in the same house. Before marriage the ladies wear the white dress. A married women wears the dark blue blouse.

Paper Umbrella

by yipsufen about Umrella Making Centre

The most popular product in Chiang Mai is paper umbrella. This craft has been in existence for more than 200 years.

Artisans craft bamboo, string and sah paper (made from the bark of the mulberry tree) into umbrellas. These are then painted with motifs from nature. Sah paper can also be made into paper fans, wall decorations & lamp shades.

There are hundreds of designs and sizes ranging from the miniature to the gigantic. The artist can also paint some motifs on T-shirt, like birds, dragon, butterfly, etc.

Going to Hot Spring by Tuk Tuk

by DarkRay

If there are not a lot of people travelling with you, tuk tuk can be a rather cheap and convenient option to go to either the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, or Roong Aroon Hot Springs, in the San Kamphaeng District, East of Chiang Mai Town.

In my case, I paid my tuk tuk driver 400 baht (about US$10) for a return trip, which was supposed to include an hour of waiting time at the hot spring. In the end, I actually made him wait for about 100 minutes outside the hot spring, because well, I had spent too much time taking photos, soaking in the tub, boiling well-done eggs (what fun!), and of course, eating the eggs. So, I did tip him an additional 40 baht.

I was lucky and got a driver (shown in photo) who speaks relatively good English and was very friendly and pleasant. The trip took about 45 minutes each way and so, the total time for this half-day trip was just over 3 hours.

More information regarding this trip can be found here.

Fresh, fresh, fresh ...

by Tusitala about AI Sushi

Ai Sushi is a fairly small Japanese restaurant, with a fairly extensive menu of sashimi, sushi, some soups, etc.

The key thing here is FRESHNESS as CM is a long way from the sea, and I've had bouts of food poisoning from bad sashimi elsewhere in CM. The mixed sashimi platter of about 10 pieces of fish, squid, etc, for only 150 baht (the set includes rice and miso soup for about 30 baht more). Enough for a small eater. But I need a little extra, so add California maki for 80 baht.

Their Japanese tea is also unique: burnt rice floats on top giving it a very earthy taste.

Wat Suan Dok

by hojasdehierba

This was our first wat visit in Chiang Mai. It is located on town, but more at the outskirts, at Suthep road. This wat was meant to keep a holy Lord Budha relic, but the relic divided into two pieces, so at Wat Suan Dok is worshipped one of the pieces, and the other one is kept at Wat Doi Suthep. Most of the remains of royal family of Chiang Mai were collected from several locations in the city and brought here, to the main section of the temple. The wat itself is a complex of several white chedis and one main (and bigger) golden chedi. We were told that afternoon hours are beautiful here to take pics, but we visited the place on a cloudy day, so we missed the light!

Esta fue el primer templo que visitamos en Chiang Mai. Esta situado en la ciudad, pero mas bien en las afueras, en la carretera de Doi Suthep. Este templo estaba destinado a contener una reliquia sagrada de Lord Buda, pero la reliquia se dividio en dos partes, asi que en Wat Suan Dok se venera una de las partes y la otra se conserva en Wat Doi Suthep. Los restos de gran parte de la familia real de Chiang mai fueron recogidos desde distintos puntos de la ciudad y traidos aqui, a la principal seccion del templo, que sirve como lugar de enterramiento. El templo en si mismo es un complejo de varias estupas blancas y ona principal (y mas grande) estupa dorada. Nos dijeron que las horas de la tarde son muy bonitas aqui para tomar fotos, pero visitamos el lugar en un dia nublado, asi que nos perdimos la luz.


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