Flag of Thailand

Thailand forum

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

  • quennoo

    Joined Travelfish
    4th January, 2012
    Posts: 4

    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!
    thanks

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

  • Advertisement

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6335
    Total reviews: 10

    "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

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Sariang ... By fondo on 15 Jun 2013 2 1347 16 Jun 2013
Advice Needed: Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Maesai (Tachileik)-Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong-Huey Xai ... By Dyno on 12 May 2012 4 2799 15 May 2012
Chiang Maan Residence, old city, Chiang Mai Province ... By nalinee78 on 30 Oct 2006 2 3746 3 Mar 2007
Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong/Huai Xai quickly/overnight ... By amarradia on 10 Jul 2009 1 2581 11 Jul 2009
Traveling from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong and Houei Xai (Laos) ... By Russian on 1 Jun 2010 0 4307 1 Jun 2010
Hanoi --> Vientane --> Luang Prabang --> Chiang Rai --> Chiang Mai ... By sophierose87 on 11 Jun 2010 2 4675 18 Jun 2010
Short-term villa rental in Chiang Mai / Chiang Dao ... By placeshifter on 14 Aug 2010 2 3008 15 Aug 2010
Chiang Rai to Huay Xai/Chiang Khong and on to Pakbeng. ... By DShearer86 on 23 Apr 2009 4 9507 18 Jun 2009
Chiang Mai>Chiang Rai>Luang Prabang>Vientiene ... By mukapecah8 on 2 Sep 2009 9 9337 4 Sep 2009
Travel Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong/Laos ... By GussieG on 9 Sep 2006 7 4079 18 Sep 2006