"Chiang Mai Trip 2005: Wed 4th May - Sun 8th May" Top 5 Page for this destination Chiang Mai by DarkRay

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The introduction of budget airlines in Singapore opens up a whole new possibilities for short trips out of the country.

In February 2005, Tiger Airways, the budget carrier operated by Singapore Airlines, started flying to Chiang Mai, also known popularly as "Rose of the North" in Thailand.

Surrounded by rich tapestries of histories, traditions, and legends, Chiang Mai is both the second largest city in Thailand as well as home to the many indigenous hill tribes in Thailand.

So, in April 2005, when Tiger Airways launched a special promotion to all their destinations from only S$9.98 one way, I took full advantage of the offers and was surprised to have actually managed a pair of return tickets at this super low fare each way. Thus, well it is time to go to Chiang Mai then! :-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscapes and friendly people
  • Cons:Highly commercialized
  • In a nutshell:I will be returning soon
  • Last visit to Chiang Mai: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mar 25, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    U don't state the facts. The village u refer to is meant to keep the Lisu off of the hot roads and to stop them from relentlessly chasing tourist to buy their crafts. There are always 2 sides to a story. MEP does not finacially benefit from Lisu camp!

  • Jan 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    To find out what's going on in chiangmai for the nightlife you should check out www.teochiangmai.com

  • May 8, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    funny thing

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    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Helpful tips. I enjoy riding in a Tuk Tuk, nice being in the open air and not behind glass, good for photo opportunities.

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    What about taking a Tuk, Tuk in the hot season? I assume no a/c...is it bearable? We'll be touring Thailand from the last week of April and the 1st week of May.

  • y_lyn's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:46 AM

    You have very useful tips that I can reference for my 6D Chiangmai trip. Would like to try the culinery course as well :) Thanks for recommendation.

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 8:47 AM

    A very good page, will be there in March. Thanx for great tips! Pierre

  • Nov 23, 2007 at 6:05 AM

    lovely picture

  • mollymoo0oo0's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 11:05 AM

    w0w, great ice cream, fantastic chocolate, and thai cooking!! mmm.... i´m hungry now! love your thailand pages, i´m considering a short trip for voluntary work and like the ideas you´ve shared here - thanks :) m.x

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2007 at 6:06 AM

    Is elephant dung paper recycled by wiping it on one's sit-upon???


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