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Chiang Rai, Chiang Dao or Mae Sariang?...with kids

  • quennoo

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    Hi we are traveling to Chiang Mai in dec staying 7 nights at the Rimping Village then we have 4 nights before we take the overnight train to BK.
    We have 3 kids (5,6 and 8 years) so are trying to limit long stretches of car travel - we are doing 'slow travel'!
    We are interested in the landscapes, local culture, short walks eg a few hours- maybe a hill tribe home stay?

    which destination do you think is best? CR, Mae Sariang or Chiang Dao?
    Any advice or tips on accommodation would be great!

    #1 Posted: 23/3/2012 - 00:25

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    "We are interested in the landscapes, local culture, short walks eg a few hours- maybe a hill tribe home stay"

    If your kids are interested in doing any of this, I will be really surprised. Kids like water. So finding a place they can swim is a great option for them. The hotel you've picked is a good choice, since the kids will doubtless like th epool. They couldn't care less about culture though. Have you considered Pattaya for a beach trip? It's got a bad rap (justifiable in some ways), but via Agoda you can find some great deals there on superb hotels with private (hence clean) beaches the kids would probably love. I took my five year old daughter to one, and she was in heaven and we had a lovely room at a very good rate.

    If you are determined to go north, I would recommend Chiang Rai... but perhaps some others more familiar with this part of Thailand have some more specific insights.

    #2 Posted: 23/3/2012 - 04:45

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