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Thailand Forums - Blogs - Arwing http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/blog.php?41854-Arwing We can answer your questions about Thailand for free 24/7. These forums are family friendly and safe for students. en-USA Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:42:20 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/images/misc/rss.jpg Thailand Forums - Blogs - Arwing http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/blog.php?41854-Arwing Pak Chong: My Bruce Lee Story http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1143-Pak-Chong-My-Bruce-Lee-Story Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:55:36 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Arwing)--- Sadly, i only made it to the ice factory. With more time (and a Thai friend) i could have discovered many more of the places featured in the movie. For some reason there is little to no information regarding this...
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Sadly, i only made it to the ice factory. With more time (and a Thai friend) i could have discovered many more of the places featured in the movie. For some reason there is little to no information regarding this online. Yet for his last movie, "Enter the Dragon" there is a plethora of information. All the scenes, locations and how to get there. I had to pick up my things from Chiang Mai and then i head south to Phuket (where i fly to Australia from). So i had a lot of ground to cover on only a 30 day VISA. If i get the chance in the future, i'd like to document this as fully as i can. It's always nice to have an excuse to come back and it was great seeing Issan again too.

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Pak Chong: My Bruce Lee Story http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1142-Pak-Chong-My-Bruce-Lee-Story Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:54:23 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Arwing)--- Attachment 22253 (http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22253) Attachment 22254 (http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22254) Attachment 22255...
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There's not even a whisper of Bruce Lee to be heard of in Pak Chong, yet ask some hotel owners or a local of a certain age, and they'll run behind the counter and bring forth a bundle of printouts of scenes from The Big Boss, showing Bruce Lee with various Pak Chong landmarks in the background. While i can speak Thai generally, i find it very difficult to have intricate conversations, especially about subjects like this, as i've just never come across or needed the required words before. Still, i managed to get the location of the ice factory featured in the movie. It's still in operation today and the owner is very friendly and is happy to give visitors the run of the place in order to take pictures and video.

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Pak Chong: My Bruce Lee Story http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1141-Pak-Chong-My-Bruce-Lee-Story Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:53:43 GMT
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I've been using Thailand as a base for the past 2 years whilst backpacking Asia. I also spent a year travelling Thailand back in 2010/2553. Because of this, i've gotten lazy, with a bit of a "been there, done that" attitude. But because this is my last visit to Thailand, before heading to Australia and South America, i decided to do something other than drift through the south, or head to Chiang Mai for a month. I'm a huge Bruce Lee fan and the first of the "big 4" movies he made, "The Big Boss", was filmed in Pak Chong, Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima). So i went there in an attempt to track down some of the locations seen in the movie, filmed 45 years ago.

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As always, i arrived by 3rd class train (36 from Bangkok - or free if you're a Thai citizen). There was a steady stream of travellers here but they were all just passing through on their way to/from Khao Yai national park. The main town itself has several nice attractions along the main Thannon Tessaban road, just 1 minute walk south from the train station. Khaocan Park and the adjoined wild-west themed Khoacan Terminal are two such attractions. The latter having a nice view of the main thoroughfare. No entry fee is required for either of these places. Though i don't know if Khaocan Terminal is closed or just seasonal? But there was no activity here and everything was shut. Still, the view from the top is worth the effort. Nearby is Wat Wanchai. Spectacular aerial views of Pak Chong can be had from up here. Again, no entry fee. There is also a great night market along Thannon Tessaban, just south of the train station.

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Motorbike rental VS Public transport http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1140-Motorbike-rental-VS-Public-transport Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:21:45 GMT
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Also, some useful information can be found at . But it's all in Thai.

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Motorbike rental VS Public transport http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1139-Motorbike-rental-VS-Public-transport Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:21:13 GMT
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There is also a free shuttle sawngthaew (Green in colour) that takes you to Airport plaza. Unfortunately, this doesn't pass through the city centre (walled/moated area). Below are details of the times and a map of its route.....

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I "think" there is also a free shuttle bus (sawngthaew) to the new MAYA Lifestyle shopping centre. I will find information on that soon.
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Motorbike rental VS Public transport http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/entry.php?1138-Motorbike-rental-VS-Public-transport Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:18:43 GMT
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I'm a big fan of motorbike rental, especially in Thailand. You can base yourself anywhere you desire, yet still have the freedom to go where you want, when you want. But with THIS.....

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One of the favourite spots. Nawarat bridge, inbound to Tapae Gate.

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I didn't have a license, so got a fine.

..... becoming a daily problem, rather than a monthly one, public transport is beginning to show its appeal. Previously, there were no buses within the city itself. Sawngthaew have always been the "buses" of Chiang Mai. Until recently that is. Chiang Mai has now introduced these small buses to the city.....

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..... all the information is in Thai so i'm presenting this the best i can from my own experiences and what i could glean from the afore mentioned information. There are 3 main buses / routes. BLUE (B1), GREEN (B2) and RED (10). B1 and B2 price is 10B - 15B. Doesn't matter if you travel just 1 stop, or the entire route, the price is set at 10B - 15B. For bus 10, the price is a little more, 15B - 20B. Below is a map. It shows each of the routes as a coloured line and the bus stops / pick up points are shown as red dots.

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If anyone can add to this or post some useful information about public, cheap or free transport around Chiang Mai, i'm sure it will be a very useful topic to many.
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