Backpacker House

Address: Suthep road, Soi Wat Umong, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50300, Thailand | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Suthep road, Soi Wat Umong, Muang, Chiang Mai, is near Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, Wat Umong, Rose Garden, and Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo.
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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai


A travel blog entry by kvstark on Nov 10, 2014

... which was good.

The minibus was nice and air conditioned and not even too full . Our guide spoke great English, which was really helpful. It took about an hour to get to the elephant camp from the city, during which time I mostly did some planning for my nano novel (in my head).

Finally we got to the elephant camp. The actual camp itself is set back from the road a little ways - you have to walk about three minutes ...

Loy Krathong (Full moon festival)

A travel blog entry by banona on Nov 06, 2014

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... symbolize the floating off of fears and concerns, while wishing for a better future. A properly prepared floating basket is a vehicle to a new beginning. Some people also cut off fingernails and hair and place them on the basket as a symbol of letting go of negative thoughts and experiences. 2. A ritual of the ancient Lana Thai kingdom in the northern province was to launch hot air lanterns (Khom Loy or Khom Yee peng) into the ...

Our Burmese neighbors

A travel blog entry by stebbsntoneman on Oct 29, 2014

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... is unfortunate since they are neighbors with Bangladesh. Burma has also been cited for its use of child soldiers in the military, sexual violence towards women, and human trafficking. So how does this relate to our neighborhood? Well it turns out that many refugees from what is now known as Myanmar, not Burma, come to Thailand illegally. They are not allowed Thai citizenship and so have a hard time acquiring property and jobs. One of the few ...

Oh my Buddha!

A travel blog entry by glampackers on Aug 24, 2014

It's trekking time! Well prepared but uncertain about what lies ahead we are greeted by Don, our guide, with his Marihuana cap disguising his Justin Bieber hairstyle (we later learn that he's a big fan). The first surprise is our mode of transport. The last of the group to be picked up we get to "sit" in the back of what looks like a pickup truck with a hut-like roof. A multinational bunch (not multinational enough for Ka to not know one ...

We love Chiang Mai!

A travel blog entry by hanbran on Jul 07, 2014


... the fact that everything here is aimed at tourists and Westerners however it also seems a lot cleaner and safer. After a bit of walking around and faffing back at the guesthouse to getting a working fan we went out for our tea. This consisted of Pad Thai for us both, Thai fish cakes for Abi and Thai green curry for me. Very traditional! Abi ended up substituting hers for fried rice, and I liked mine until I got a fly in ...