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Chiang Mai Thailand - All About Chiangmai Thailand


WEATHER-CHIANGMAI

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GETTING AROUND - TRANSPORTS

 

Chiangmai doesn't have the public routes like those in Bangkok and the mode of transports include the following:

SammlorSamm-Lor - For relatively short distances, you can take these saam-lor (pedaled tricycle or 3 wheel) for baht 20 - 30 per person. Fare may increase to baht 40 - 50 per person for a longer ride. Tuk TukIt's a nice leisurely way to look around.

Tuk-Tuk : A motorized saam-lor, the Thai word for these vehicle which is known as a tuk-tuk. Prices are not standard but the ride is quicker. The least that you can hope to pay is 20 baht. Always bargain with a smile.

Red Cab "Zee-Lor" : The most Red Cabcommon means of transport. "Zee-Lor" (literally means, "four wheel", they are all in vivid colors and look something like pick-up trucks with a roof on the back. The driver and one passengers sit on benches along the two sides of the back of the truck. Sometimes, these red cabs are mistaken for a regular buses because of their size. Others use it as a communal taxi. Before boarding, ask what route it will take. Pay the driver baht 10 if there are other passengers. If you or your group are the only passengers, let him name his price - and bargain until both you and the driver are satisfied. The colors of the Zee-Lor and their destination are as followed:

  • Red color Zee-Lor travels within the city and the

  • Red trucks mark with CMU travel onto Chiangmai University on Huay Kaew Road.

  • Yellow Zee-Lor that departs Warorot Market travel East to Doi Saket.

  • White Zee-Lor that depars Warorot Market travels to Sankampaeng.

  • Yellow Zee-Lor depars from Pratu Chiangmai Gate travel to Sanpatong

Bus transfer : Arcade buses station. The arcade is located on the eastern end of Kaew Nawarat Road near the super highway intersection (highway 118). Call 053-242664 to check schedules. The bus trip from Chiangmai to Bangkok takes about 9 hours. Most bus companies provide transfer services to and from the arcade. The majority buses companies are located in the anusarn market and Saeng Tawn Cinema areas.
Chang Puak Bus Station located on the southern of Chotana Road, ( 053-211586) Buses ply two routes to and from Chiangmai with the northern route (highway 107) passing through Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao, Chaiprakarn, Fang, Mae Ai and Thaton from where passengers can take a long trail boat to Chiangrai. For detail of Buses Schedule: Bus Schedule From Chiangmai to Bangkok & Other Northern City Of Thailand

Train Transfer : The Chiangmai - Bangkok route is serviced by three classes that operate from 5.00 am - 10.00 p.m. There are express, Sprinter, and special Express classes. Phone reservation are not accepted. Call 053-247462 to check the availability of seats, 053-242094 for advanced trip schedules, 053-245363/4 for the same day trip. You can also call the Chiangmai depot on Charoenmuang Road at 053-244795 for more information. For detail of the train schedule: Train Schedule From Chiangmai-Bangkok-Chiangmai, Thailand

FILGHT - DOMESTIC / INTERNATIONAL
Airport Transfer
Thai Airways InternationalChiangmai international airport handles both domestic and international flights. Traveling to and from the airport can be done through Hotel vehicles, private limousine or the song-taew minibus. Flight Schedules can be obtained from airline offices at the airport and at air ticketing agencies. For detail of the flight schedule : Domestic Flight Schedule, International Flight Schedule, Chiangmai International Airport Photo Gallery, ...

 

   
   

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