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I'd like to spend a month in Chiang Mai and I'm trying to determine the best neighbourhood to look for accommodation.
I'd like it quiet enough to sleep at night, safe, walking distance to restaurants and a few wats or other sites.
Suggestions on monthly rentals also welcome!
Mid-December 2013 to mid-January 2014.
Thank you!

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    Probably not the answer you're looking for but in my experience it's best to wait until you arrive somewhere and find anything reasonable for the first few days, while you explore and root out the best location for your needs. about 7 years ago

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    • I completely agree. Because in the end you always find something you couldn't have anticipated. And often it's a lucky find. By all means of course pre-book a place for 2 weeks if it soothes your travel anxiety (in case you have some of this). Enjoy and see you there! Over 7 Seas about 6 years ago
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    Thanks! Normally I'd agree, but I'm a bit worried about the Christmas period and it being busy. You're right though ... :-) about 7 years ago

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    Have you tried http://www.airbnb.com ? about 7 years ago

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    I'm staying at Viangbua Mansion, about a 10 minute walk to old town. Its a hotel/serviced apartment, I pay about 14,500 baht a month. The rooms are very nice. Restaurants close by. about 7 years ago

    Answered by Brenda via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thanks all, and Brenda special thanks to you - I'll check it out! :-) about 7 years ago

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    Cannot tell you how jealous I am, would think even around xmas you should not have a problem seeking out long stay accom, even within the walls of the old city. about 7 years ago

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    Thanks Wayne :-) about 7 years ago

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    Just to note : I stayed in the Nimman area, between the old city and Chiang Mai university. Nice neighborhood, lots of cafés with free wifi, but I didn't love the roaring of the planes overhead as they left the airport.
    Next time I will stay south of the old city - close to everything (especially my favourite smoothie lady, Mrs Pa, and my favourite banana pancake lady at the Saturday Walking Street), not overly touristy (like the eastern part of the moat), and minimal aircraft noise.
    I'll put a post on TravelEater.wordpress.com soon on this. about 7 years ago

    • really great note: good to know about the planes, I didn't notice them around there but now that you mentioned it I probably would. The Nimman area is really hip with local students as well as a not too touristy sprinkling of foreigners. I really love it around there. Over 7 Seas about 6 years ago
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    In 2012 we paid under 5500 baht a month (including airconditioning and wifi) after befriending a music teacher who by chance had a room to rent.. Basic room but clean and fair. Worked out great. The best things can happen when you take a look around and make friends.. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Over 7 Seas via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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