Chiang Mai hotels, which area to choose a hotel

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Accommodation in Chiang Mai even very cheap by Thai standards, is much cheaper than the popular beach resorts of Thailand. The double room with fan starts from 250 baht (currency of Thailand, the exchange rate)! when booking in advance and ends up a decent five-star hotels for $ 500 a day. Single occupancy in a Guesthouse Chiang may, according to the type of hostel you can get for 100 baht. Moreover, the lowest price here does not mean the abominable quality of the hotels, i.e. dirty little room with no Windows under the stairs and a bunch of insects. For a very small fee you can rent here is quite good, clean room, and the low price is due to minimal or complete lack of service and extra services (such as pool, restaurant, food). The cheapest rooms are not air conditioned (it was replaced a fan) that is not such a big problem, because the Chiang Mai first, located on the North of the country and, secondly, at the altitude of 316 meters above sea level. The nights here are not that hot, so you can safely abandon the conditioner in favor of savings.

Most of the hotels in Chiang may tightly focused within the city, which is relatively small. But there are a small number of hotels located on the outskirts of the city and beyond, in the suburbs of Chiang Mai. If you aim to get acquainted with the city and its attractions, it is best to choose a hotel closer to the center, in the midst of hotels, and which area of town you choose much of a difference has not. If you have other goals, you can consider other locations.

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Areas Of Chiang Mai. Where to choose a hotel?

Urban areas

Отель в старом городе в Чианг-май

The old city of Chiang Mai (Old City). The most interesting area of the city - the Old city (Old city). This is the heart of the city and its historical center (the position of the old city of Chiang Mai). The area of the Old city is limited to the square (the same one that so clearly visible on the Goolge map) from the remnants of the wall around the old city and the canal with water.

It is ideal for Hiking, with the aim of exploring the history and sights of the city, of which there are many. This place is also famous for its many artisan workshops, shops and retail stores, restaurants and bars. In General – this is a real tourist center of the city. Well, if you don't have a place in the old town, you can safely choose a hotel in one of the nearer surroundings, and walk in the old town can be reached on foot.

The backpacker area of cheap hotels. The backpacker area where there are a large number of small guesthouses, it is believed Tha Phae street and its side streets. If you are planning to book a hotel and want to rent cheaper accommodation already in place, then you straight here (the backpacker district along Tha Phae on the map). Most budget guesthouses are located here in the countless alleys (Soi) around the street. And those that are more expensive are right along the main road to Tha Phae.

If you plan to stay in an expensive and luxurious hotel are within the Old town can be found near Sunday Walking Street Market (Sunday Walking Street Market on the map).

Улица недорогих отелей Tha Pae в Чианг-май

Night Market (Night Bazar). This area is directly adjacent to the Old town, and at the same time is by the river (night market on the map). Here are the most hotels in the medium price level, lots of restaurants and bars. Most of the shops and business centers of the city is also located here. Located in the area you can walk to old town and easy access to the river.

The waterfront district (Riverside). The advantage of choosing a hotel in the area of the river is that you can get a room with a river view. And indeed it is quieter and calmer than in the Old city or Night Bazaar. But when choosing a hotel, try to choose not too far from the city center, otherwise you will be in the river, but far from the most interesting.

There are other areas located close to the city centre, nothing special but they are not characterized. Can choose a hotel in one of them, if you are satisfied with the price, distance from the centre of Chiang Mai and the customers say about the hotel.

Areas outside the city

If you fancy a holiday in quiet and peaceful places closer to dense tropical forests and breathtaking natural scenery, can choose one of the suburban areas of Chiang Mai.

Outside the city are good and cheap hotels where you can spend a few quiet days or weeks in a rural area surrounded by woods, gardens and mountain views. Most of the hotels here with its extensive grounds, swimming pools and other amenities for a relaxing stay. One of the tourist attractions in these places are trekking tours into the jungle and mountains.

To most hotels outside of the city to get pretty far, so almost everything they offer when booking they have a Shuttle from the airport, car or railway station. Some hotels provide free of satvas to the city centre several times a day, but it is rather rare.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
omelnikov1 03 Dec 2016, 10:22
I do not agree. Of course, I was not in Chiang Mai until the mourning, but in mid-November on the street, where establishments with the girls, go quietly was impossible. Clubs work, but up to 12. Bars, and after 12 just blinds down, but hums continues. ...
Agata 10 Jan 2017, 17:39
Was in Chiang Mai in June 2016. An incredible number of impressions. Stayed in a small hotel MONA CHIANG MAI and I loved the service and decor. journey through the vatam is a storm of emotions. Feel like a small man next to the Majesty of history. Elephant trekking, photographing tigers in the TAIGER Kingdom, a two-day visit to the zoo(one day missed), shopping at the night Bazaar and the Bazaar of the day at the main gate. 14 days was not enough, as we alternated trips with relaxing by the pool. The city has peredavalos songteo 20 baht per person for a city driving in a hired car, and stumbled to the driver, in an average of 100 baht per person but with comfort. between the big hotels and shopping malls goes beslatnyj Shuttle, we drove up to the nearby hotel to the desired place and then walked 10 min. The schedule is in the hotels and in the Shuttle. if there is a local cuisine goes very cheap on average 30 baht per person, but it is very spicy when ordering don't forget to say "know spacey" (not acute) but it can not be saved. If you eat more European food is expensive on average 100 baht per person. At the night Bazaar you can see the national show. Very pleased with the trip, children require repetition, never for a moment regretted that I went there and not at sea. ...
resuma88 01 Sep 2017, 09:55
Now planning a trip to Chiang Mai in January. And came upon the information that from December 6, 2017 Qatar Airways starts flying there from Moscow and St. Petersburg via Doha. Even the short dock. The journey time is about 13-14 hours work... ...
admin 01 Sep 2017, 15:49
In principle, through Gunjo you can fly with one change, but through Bangkok+Airasia is still cheaper. The truth, of course, do not forget about the change of airport in BKK, which is troublesome and waste of time. ...
Мария01 20 Sep 2017, 09:37
Hello! I want to ask a question. Going to Chiang Mai, fly from Bangkok on 4 November to 23 hours. By studying the information found that we get on holidays She Peng and Loy Krathong. It's pretty cool, but we read that at this time in Chiang Mai release sky lanterns and for this reason can even close the airport. The plane tickets we bought, there are no restrictions on this day was not. Could it be that the airport will actually be closed in the evening due to run lights and our flight is either canceled or postponed? Thanks in advance. ...
admin 20 Sep 2017, 13:30
These things are planned in advance, so that if suddenly something will change, the flight will take or cancel in advance, not after the fact. Just watch your flight, check periodically, and everything is OK. ...
mayflower 13 Nov 2017, 10:22
Good afternoon, friends!

I have a question: I would like one day of your stay in Chiang Rai to dedicate around border towns: if you want in Mae SAI though the eye look at Myanmar, because had originally planned to go there, but did not work :( And then drive to SOP Ruak (Golden Triangle), necessarily(!) take a ride on the boat to Lao island, then Chiang Saen and back to Chiang Rai.

Do you think it's a real plan for the day?

The first bus to Mae SAI at 05:50, written 1.5 hour drive. Well, 2 hours there, take a walk. Then the blue songthaews to SOP Ruak, to go, probably at least an hour?
Longer delayed - it is only a boat ride turns out an hour and a half, right? well, around, Yes, about, but to eat another half put on. Total, if I leave at 6 o'clock in the morning, then
somewhere in the 16 hours must be willing to depart from SOP Ruak, right?
I would like to Chiang Saen to call it, the Google map shows that there is very close, only I have not figured out how to get there? Maybe just mototaxista to take? How much can it cost?
And the last question - who knows what time the last bus from Chiang Saen to Chiang Rai go? When you have already come to the bus stop?

Thanks in advance to all concerned!
Elena. ...
admin 14 Nov 2017, 13:29
In principle, really do, just not sure about what all goes on so smoothly. I would take a motorbike for such purposes. As for Mae SAI, if you want to see Myanmar, be sure to climb to the statue of the Scorpion (https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/rai- ... ai-mae sai), there is a great view of the land of Myanmar. And Chiangsaen can skip, because most likely will not have time, and especially there is nothing to watch, IMHO. ...
mayflower 14 Nov 2017, 15:43
Thanks for the advice!
I'd love to take bike if I knew how to drive a little bit :)
I will be content with what you have! ...
admin 2017 Nov 14, 18:43
Then make it simple and not torture yourself. In the Golden triangle ride with the tour for the day, I think you will find that along the way and other interesting places. Discover fully sold on the streets in turagentsva and hotels. And in a single day ride to Mae SAI. Arrive in the city, walk there, see the cave temple, dinner and back. ...