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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai
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    shocked Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    I mustb be MAD

    My visit for 1 Month (November) is booked and paid for.
    After visiting Family, trip to the beach and Thai Wedding (not mine) We intend to go up country in a Hire Car.

    Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai; 3 days, Wednesday to Friday. No Accomodation booked.

    My latest research after exhaustive study of Maps and Google, had me with a piece of string... cut into 3 and spliting the journey into 3 segments.
    • Kanchanaburi to Uthai Thani 6hrs 41 mins
    • Uthai Thani to Tak 4hrs 59mins
    • Tak to Chiang Mai 6hrs 31mins

    (Lampang, Golden Triangle, and Mae Hong Song loop planned for later in the 2 weeks we are there.)

    I'm having nightmares with the amount of research I've done.
    With all the must see sights, how do I choose... (need a week or more)

    I'm used to driving long distances with knowledge of where I'm going, and have driven in Thailand before. Lack of Knowledge is my stumbling block.

    I've searched the Forums and read Richards Blog on traveling through Thailand .......

    Now I leave it to You my Forum Friends, and your Knowledge to advise Us.

    Many Thanks

    James

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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    Hi James,

    - no need to book a hotel in advance
    - I would stop in Nakhon Sawan, the place, where Ping and Yom river get together to become Chaophraya River. Maybe make a small boot trip over there.
    - also I would plan a stop in Kampheng Phet to see the historical temples
    - skip Golden Triangle. Nothing to see over there, just a lot of farang and thai tourists. Not worth the long way to over there.

    Cheers
    Taunusianer

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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    Sounds like a good trip. I agree with Taunusianer and wouldn’t bother booking any accommodation in advance.

    Are you travelling with a GPS?
    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    Thanks for your replies....

    Will research your suggestions and get Jintana to look also.

    Yes...we will have GPS, Guide books and Maps.

    Re. The Golden Triangle... Have booked Hilltribe Tours and stipulated , No animals or Rafts. and booked accomodation myself.
    "Tourism at its best or its worst .....depending on your frame of mind" ..a quote I use when showing people around Ireland. or ...."been there, done that, bought the T-shirt"
    So gotta do it

    A rhetorical question.... I arrive late afternoon on 31st October, and leave at 00.10hr on 29th November.
    29 nights. Does 10 minutes into the 30th day mean I need a visa ?

    Many Thanks

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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    Quote Originally Posted by homejames View Post
    A rhetorical question.... I arrive late afternoon on 31st October, and leave at 00.10hr on 29th November.
    29 nights. Does 10 minutes into the 30th day mean I need a visa ?
    No because a visa exemption gives you 30 days (29 nights) in Thailand when arriving by air. Your passport will be stamped to leave by or on 29 November.

    David
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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    nothing wrong with the golden triangle as an area - lots of sights, treks - but the monument itself is indeed horrendously ugly and full of tourists, plus kids dressed up in hilltribe garb asking for money for getting their photo taken

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    My Visit to Thailand in November.

    Only 7 days to go....

    Cannot Cancel Flight (cost), but have re-arranged THE PLAN !

    Arrive on 31st Oct, hopefully. Accomodation booked 2 nights in Chonburi..... then car booked for 18 days.

    After ?.... no plan, til trip Up North on or after 11th (?) November.

    Only 7 days to go... and count-down begins.....

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    Re: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

    Have a great trip James,

    I see you are planning to go Up North, would that be for the Loy Krathong festival? I will be in Chiang mai for the festival at this time.

    Likewise i am counting down the days with 14 left to go!

    Enjoy your trip.

    Billy.

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