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liamg
post Oct 14 2009, 05:17 PM
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hey guys, just wondering if anyone has been to chang mai, how far from bangkok is it and what is it like there nightlife beaches if there is any, jst a general review of the place wud be nice smile.gif thanks

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post Oct 14 2009, 06:30 PM
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A lot of people go for the jungle treks. Great trails. Relaxing wonderful area. 12 hours by train. Nightlife isn't crazy but they do have a few good reggae bars, i forget the location - it's pretty popular. and cheap!


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post Oct 19 2009, 04:21 PM
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I had the most amazing trek. One of those though that you only appreciate afterwards. It was bloody hard work. Only 2 days but I remember half way through the second day walking round a corner and coming face to face with an enormous elephant! Awesome!

When we had ridden the elephants for an hour we got to a clearing and there were 4 or 5 elephants there. The guides offered us bananas to feed the elephants with. Amazingly I was the only one who accepted and proceeded to have a herd of elephants (and trunks!) chasing me around the clearing! One of the highlights of my life!

20 for a 2 day trek (it was 3 years ago though) staying over night with a Thai tribe. It was worth 10 times that.

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post Oct 19 2009, 04:31 PM
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Beaches? Heh, no chance mate!

Aye, I'd get the overnight train from Bangkok if you're going. I did a trek from out of there, as Tansai said, quite hard but brilliant.
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Def recommend doing a trek for a few days and perhaps staying in a village. All organized on tours so it's pretty easy.


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go by air since it takes only one hour to reach chiang mia, there are many pubs and night clubs over there,
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