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Chiang Mai has two bus stations, the old and the new
1- Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 1 (Chang Phueak Bus Terminal)
2- Chiang Mai Provincial Arcade Bus Station (Terminal 2 and 3)
Chiang Mai Bus Terminals
Chiang Mai has two bus stations, consisting of three different terminals, one, the oldest, in city centre, the new one outside the city walls.
1- Chang Puak Terminal 1
This is the old bus station in Chotana Road, north of the central moat, 1 km north of Chang Phuak Gate.
From Chang Puak Terminal 1 buses depart to various districts of the Chiang
2- Chiang Mai Provincial Arcade Bus Station
This new station located outside Kaew Nawarat Road to the east of the city moat, about 3 km from the city centre.
Arcade is a huge bus station with two terminals, Terminal 2 and 3
adjacent each other, separated only by a tuk-tuk stand and a road.
All buses, and minivans, from and to destinations outside Chiang Mai province use the Arcade station.
The available destinations include all the other provinces or cities in Thailand, :
Chiang Mai Province
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (200km.) . Bus fare for bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is in the range of 185 baht to 288 baht depending on bus type.
For bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, most of the departures are from Chiang Mai's new Arcade Bus Terminal beside the old Arcade Bus Terminal within walking distance.
To get there just take a tuk-tuk to Chiang Maiís Arcade Bus Station.
Chiang Mai is a land of warm hospitality. A land of mist-shrouded mountains and fertile valleys.
A Buddhist land with over 1,100 Buddhist temples. Chieng Mai has over 700 years of history and rooted its culture with its own dialect, own architecture, dances and cuisine. For decades, Chiang Mai retains its natural charm and old culture.
Chiang Mai is home to many hill-tribes : the Hmong, Karen, Shan (Tai Yai), Akha, Lisu, Lahu and Mien, many of whom have migrated into the region from the interior Asian.
They brought customs and colorful costumes in to Thailand. Although unsophisticated and poor, they manage to maintain these minority cultures. The Tribal Museum in Mae Rim displays this fascinating aspect of Chieng Mai.
Photo above : Part of the old city wall of Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai The Rose of the North
Places of interest in Chiang Mai
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