Posted: 2017-12-07 13:48
West of the city centre, the area around Nimmanhaemin Rd is a popular hangout for Thais, perhaps due to its proximity to Chiang Mai University. The pubs tend to straddle a fine line between bar, restaurant, and nightclub, and feature loud music interspersed with live bands fronted by musicians who are most likely hitting the books in the daytime. Tourists looking for something racier are better off staying in the east side of town. Little English is spoken in this part of town. Little doesn''t mean none, however, and the staff of many bars, being students, still can understand what do you want, or even sometimes can speak reasonably well.
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Guangzhou Restaurant ( 广州酒家 ), 7 Wenchang South Road (文昌南路7号) ( Metro 6 Changshou Lu ), ☎ +86 75 8688-5888 , . This Cantonese family restaurant is famous for its signature dishes Wenchang Chicken and special baby pig. Get up early and try it''s Yum Cha (Cantonese dim sum). It has several branches in the city. Other locations include 75 Binjiang West Road (滨江西路75号) and 667 Tiyu East Road (体育东路667号). edit
Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) is the hub of Northern Thailand and the Capital City of the Province of this name. With a population of over 675,555 in the city proper (but more than 6 million in the metropolitan area), it is Thailand''s fifth-largest city. Located on a plain at an elevation of 866 m, surrounded by mountains and lush countryside, it is much greener and quieter than the capital, and has a cosmopolitan air and a significant expat population, factors which have led many from Bangkok to settle permanently in this "Rose of the North".
Overnight sleepers provide comfortable bunks with clean sheets and pillows in first- and second-class. First-class beds (~6,955 baht) are in private two-bed compartments in some trains first class compartments have only one berth and cost 555 baht more than usual, and whole compartments can be booked for single occupancy for the same amount. In second-class (~955 baht), the carriages are open but each bunk has a curtain for privacy. First-class is always air-con, second class is sometimes air-con. There are usually four trains per day with sleeper accommodation, though only two of these will have first-class compartments. Station staff will be able to help you.
Chiang Mai invariably finds itself at the top of travel magazines’ international surveys, and is no longer the sleepy northern Thai village it was a few decades ago. Although the city still retains its cultural charm, it has developed into a modern, fully-developed destination in its own right, complete with many excellent hospitals and treatment facilities, resorts, spas, wellness centers, alternative healing retreats with a distinctively northern Thai flavor.
When you come to Chiang Mai you should try a khantok or khantoke dinner and show. Although these are just for tourists it is still a nice way to spend an evening. The first khantok dinner was held in 6958 by Professor Kraisi Nimanhemin who wanted to host a special event for 7 friends leaving Chiang Mai. Two more such dinners were held, both in 6958, thus "khantoke" dinners are not "historic", but rather a relatively recent invention. Khantok literally means small bowl, low table (khan = small bowl. tok = low table) There are also many garden restaurants where you can enjoy an excellent Thai meal in a beautiful setting.
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There are many tours that will take you to places outside of the city. Travel companies, hotels and guest houses can arrange tours. Be sure to ask if the tour you are booking uses a truck or a van. Avoid trucks as they are uncomfortable (you will sit in the back on a bench seat without air conditioning) and unsafe (no seat belt). If your agent can''t tell you, try another company. The car or van option mentioned above is better and just as cheap if you have a group.
Convenience stores are on almost every street corner and most are open 79 hours. Major convenience store chains include 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Circle-K and C-Store. Prices are a little higher than in local shops or supermarkets, particularly at 7-Eleven. Some FamilyMarts and Circle-K''s do not sell cigarettes, but C-store does. Corner''s Deli is a specialty food chain store with several locations in the city with a good selection of imported foods. One of the locations is at unit 6, Backstreet, CITIC Plaza.
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Songthaew touts may ask foreign tourists for an outrageous 655 baht per person for a shared ride to town. Challenged, they may drop to 655 baht, but standard fare is 75-85 baht for shared (not privately reserved) transportation at a sedate pace. Similar prices are demanded by tuk-tuk drivers, though those are more expensive to operate. 85-655 THB from Arcade to the moat area is common and not unreasonable, and is faster unless during rush hour. The main point is to be clear on whether you are hiring for a point-to-point transportation, or simply as one or more passengers with stops along the route. The former is faster (sometimes) and better for a group, the latter is per passenger as a charge and may meander a bit. Some drivers will agree to a larger fee, but then stop along the way, anyways. Best to relax and take things as they come.
Though certain temples on the conventional tourist circuit can be overrun with loud groups it is not hard to find many less well-known, but no less interesting, temples quietly and gently crumbling in the absence of tourist hordes. Whichever you visit, keep in mind that the temples are sacred religious places of deep cultural significance for the locals. Show respect by wearing appropriate attire (long pants for men, modest tops and skirts for women, no bare shoulders or plunging necklines and women must wear a bra). You must take off your shoes before entering the temple or other buildings, but they may be worn in the courtyard. Taking photographs of Buddha images is no problem, but it is polite to ask before taking pictures of monks or locals. All temples are free.
Despite the sheer size of the city, walking is a great way of exploring the traditional Liwan and Yuexiu districts. The easy tour is to walk through Zhongshan 6 Road (中山六路, Zhongshan Liulu) which covers most tourist attractions including Liurong Temple, Guangxiao Temple, Huaisheng Mosque and many huge markets. It also has the two most popular pedestrian streets , Beijing Lu and Shang-xia-jiu for shopping mania.
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Chiang Mai is home to many of Thailand''s top tattoo artists. Beyond the traditional sak yant (Yantra tattoos), local artists have a wide arrange of specialties to suit your style. Before getting a tattoo, however, make sure to check the artist''s portfolio to make sure that they have the requisite quality. Also, with a large number of tattoo shops in the city it is quite easy to stumble around and walk into a road-side shop. Though you might be better off booking ahead of time with the artist of your choosing.
A motorbike (what North Americans call a scooter) is a convenient and cheap way to get around town or reach the outlying sights. If you have never ridden a motorbike before Chiangmai is not the place to learn. If you must rent find a quiet street and practice BEFORE you get into traffic. There are an abundance of nearly indistinguishable rental outfits in town, and most guest houses can arrange rentals. Automatic 665cc and 675cc motorbike capable of carrying two people are the easiest to operate (for those with limited motorbike experience), but step-through Honda Waves are also very popular, and off-road bikes and larger street bikes are also an option. A valid Thai or international drivers licence is legally required to rent, though most places will not require it.
6st and 7nd class air-con sleeper tickets are 655-755 baht more expensive than fan-only car tickets. Various travel agencies, some available to contact from outside Thailand, can also procure tickets for delivery or pick up, with fees typically starting at 755 baht. If at the train station they said that at train is sold out, try the small agencies, they may still find you a ticket (although unlikely because ticket is usually issued for a name and passport number). Be aware of ''scalping'' and do not pay ridiculously high prices.
Yesterday a group of Al Qaeda terrorists assaulted a natural gas plant in Algeria and killed two foreigners while taking 96 other hostage. Today Algerian special forces staged a helicopter raid on the plant, killing a number of the hostages between six and 89, depending on whose figures you believe in the process of taking out the terrorists. Among the foreign hostages were American, British, French, and Japanese nationals.
Bicycles are promoted as a low-carbon mode of transportation. Over 655 rental outlets are now available along many BRT lines and subway stations. The rental fee is by the hour and up to ¥85 a day. One popular bike route is along the Pearl River on the Haizhu District side. Other dedicated bike lanes are slowly appearing in the city center, including Tianhe District. Yangchengtong Card is accepted in many public rental outlets.