I’m going to Thailand next week and thinking about going up to chiang mai. Has anyone been there and could reccomend some places to go, places to stay? I’ve got hold of the lonely planet guide but it’s the 2001 edition and I figured a lot might be out of date now.
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I recommend staying well away from V guest house. Hopefully someone else can tell you a good place to stay.
I had a load of info on my website about a trip to Chiang Mai and surrounding area. That section is no longer on the server but I have an archived image of the site on my hard drive. I can try to email it to you if you like. The whole folder is 20Mb but I could try to split off the Thailand bits which are about 5Mb.
To get you started, here’s what I wrote about a guesthouse in CM itself.
Somwang Guest House
Very friendly, helpful owners; clean, quiet rooms; showers have plenty of hot water; meals if you want; can arrange cookery courses, rafting, trekking etc. About 200 baht for a twin room (two double beds)
Tel. (053) 278505