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  • kara_12

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    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if the last week of Feb is a good time to travel to Chiang Mai (23-27th)? Is the smoke bad at this time?
    If so, if the first week of April a better time to go?

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 21/8/2011 - 10:33

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  • MADMAC

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    The smoke? Do you mean from the burn season? The effects of the smoke from the burn season are small enough as not to be consequential unless you have very sensitive lungs.

    #2 Posted: 21/8/2011 - 14:26

  • kat_thailand

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    february is a very good time to visit chang mai... it is considered the cool season with very low rain (average 1day per month) and not too hot temperatures (you may even need a light jacket in the evening)

    try to avoid April or May as it can be almost unbearably hot and humid

    #3 Posted: 22/8/2011 - 20:34

  • MADMAC

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    Ket
    Good advice, until you got to the following:

    "try to avoid April or May as it can be almost unbearably hot and humid"

    It is never unbdearably hot or humid in Thailand. It just doesn't get that hot or humid here.

    #4 Posted: 23/8/2011 - 00:15

  • kat_thailand

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    well i'm thai and i can assure you that sometimes it's pretty hot and humid in here :-)

    but of course that's very subjective... i just assumed that for a western visitor April/May would be too hot especially if she's planning some treks

    #5 Posted: 23/8/2011 - 15:53

  • MADMAC

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    I guess having lived for a couple of years in Africa and Saudi, I don't see Thailand as all that hot. One day in the Ogaden, it reach 55! It was roasting.

    #6 Posted: 23/8/2011 - 16:55

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