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Chiang Mai/ Chiang Rai Smog

Posted by 2Peas on 12/1/2013 at 14:54

Hi everyone,

I am just wondering if anyone has any experience of being in Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai around the middle of February or is out there right now?

Me and my girlfriend land in Bangkok on 12th February and planned to spend 4 days here before heading north, getting to Chiang Mai around the 17th but i've been reading a lot about smog in this region due to slash n burn and it seems to be getting worse year on year and I know last year was awful!

Just was wondering what the situation is like at the moment and if you think it would render a visit to this area a bad idea? Neither of us suffer from any respiratory problems. Chiang Mai seems to have a lot to see so it would be a shame if this would spoil it in someway?

Also, is a visit to Chiang Rai worth it for a few days?


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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/1/2013 at 23:36 admin

At the moment it is crystal clear - or at least was in Pai according to a friend in Pai a few days back. There is another thread on this here.

Yes, Chiang Rai is worth a couple of days.

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