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Need rec for 2-3 days in the north

  • dpassin

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    I'm in Chiang Mai but want to get away for a couple nights to see something different. Have been to Chiang rai already. Any suggestions? I will be coming back to Chiang Mai after. I am traveling alone and would love to go somewhere I might meet other travelers.

    #1 Posted: 14/1/2014 - 23:25

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    Hire a car and drive to Pai. Full of backpackers.

    #2 Posted: 15/1/2014 - 05:43

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    arah

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    Yup, Pai. Bus will be cheaper than hiring a car.

    #3 Posted: 15/1/2014 - 22:00

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Pai is boring if you don't have wheels. Small town.

    #4 Posted: 16/1/2014 - 10:00

  • exacto

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    I would normally suggest Chiang Dao for a quick getaway from Chiang Mai, but it might not be as good a place to meet other travellers as places like Pai and Soppong. You could also look into Mae Hong Son. It's farther to go, but has a very different feel from most of northern Thailand. If you are interested in meeting Thai and other Asian travellers instead of just westerners, you could also try Lampang, a few hours south of Chiang Mai. It has a good local music scene, weekend market, and a few interesting local tourist attractions. Have fun.

    #5 Posted: 16/1/2014 - 10:25

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