Travel Blogs from San Pa Tong, Thailand

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Today I gave an elephant a bath, Hang Dong District, Thailand travel blog

Today I gave an elephant a bath

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Today was fantastic - definitely a highlight of Thailand!  The Patara Elephant Sanctuary is about 30km SW of Chiang Mai.  They are a small independently owned farm that takes in 'retired', unwanted, abused and abandoned Elephants and gives ...

Trekking adventure. Chapter one (of three), Mae Tala Klang, Thailand travel blog

Trekking adventure. Chapter one (of three)

A travel blog entry by yorron

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Trekking to see the hill tribes is a big business in Thailand. Many tourists come to Chiang Mai to do two things: take a Thai cooking class and go trekking to see the hill tribes.  The hill tribes are hidden in the mountains and have a rich and ...

Songkran in Chang-Mai/Koh Tao (again), Chiang-Mai, Thailand travel blog

Songkran in Chang-Mai/Koh Tao (again)

A travel blog entry by mkelseymc

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... a number of welfare programs and has his face on more than a few billboards sponsoring the most popular energy drinks in Thailand. I still don't understand why nobody was close to the stage, everyone just stood back and listened, which for the people ...

Mae Taeng River Trek, Huay Nam Dang National Park, Thailand travel blog

Mae Taeng River Trek

A travel blog entry by nellyandsime

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Everywhere you look in Chiang Mai, there are signs about trekking... tourism shops in the street, posters on the walls of the guesthouse, ads on sides of utes... Sime and I were hesitant to go on one - mostly because we were unsure about visiting hill ...

Chang Dao Cave, Chang Dao, Thailand travel blog

Chang Dao Cave

A travel blog entry by mikeraboy

Exerpt from Jimmy's Travelpod: "Today, we did not get an early start as we planned, because we stayed out late at the movies. We did, however, take a bus out to Chang Dao to explore Chang Dao Cave. It was quite obvious that they don't get very many ...

Trekking is hard work!, Mae Wang, Thailand travel blog

Trekking is hard work!

A travel blog entry by curlysuze

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... at work. Boon explained a bit about them. What I remember: they're originally from China, but moved to Laos, then scattered to Thailand & other countries; many of them have also been moved to the USA. This tribe is polygamous & up to 4 wives live with ...

Mae Win, Mae Win, Thailand travel blog

Mae Win

A travel blog entry by topzeeland

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Moving on ... a little bit, San Pa Tong, Thailand travel blog

Moving on ... a little bit

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... need of a good fry up.  Late morning we leave Chiangmai and strat to drive south east to Cliff & Tukta's house at San Pa Tong.  We stop en-route at Ban Tawai a huge handicrafts village.  There is some really nice stuff here as well as ...

A farang goes to Chiang Mai...., Chiangmai, Thailand travel blog

A farang goes to Chiang Mai....

A travel blog entry by coneicus

The journey started off with every good intention. I was to travel to Chiang Mai on the 7:50pm overnight train and arrived at the train station with plenty of time to spare. The people waiting for the train were mainly backpackers with a sprinkling of ...

Temples ..., San Pa Tong, Thailand travel blog

Temples ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Nice lie in this morning followed by a fried breakfast.  Nice change after the early morning walks to the market for some fried bread things.  Drive a few minutes up the road to the village temple.  Just outside the entance is a huge well ...

Last visit to a hostel - Nong Tau, Nong Tau, Thailand travel blog

Last visit to a hostel - Nong Tau

A travel blog entry by alaskateam

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On Saturday we drove southwest back into the hills to visit another hostel called Nong Tau. We must have driven 45 minutes and it still seemed like we were in Chiang Mai. The city is very spread out. We turned right at Hot (yes, that's the name of a ...

Jeepin' in the mud and rain ....., Chaing mai, Thailand travel blog

Jeepin' in the mud and rain .....

A travel blog entry by ronamoon

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Visiting Northern Hilltribe Villages, Ban Mae Sapok, Thailand travel blog

Visiting Northern Hilltribe Villages

A travel blog entry by kuhnglobaleyes

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Hiking through the hilltribes, Pha Mee, Thailand travel blog

Hiking through the hilltribes

A travel blog entry by ashley.fairon

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... all inside one of the little huts drinking opium tea.  The Phad Thai that we had for lunch was delicious, as usual.  In Thailand they put lime, peanuts, and sugar on top of noodles.  I don't like peanuts, but it was really good with the ...

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