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FAQ's



Answers to the questions we are often asked
How do I get to PJ's Place from the airport and how far is it?
I heard 3 days is enough so see everything. Is that right?
Can PJ's Place arrange tours for me?
What is the easiest way to travel around in Chiang Mai?
How far is PJ's Place from the Night Bazaar?
What can you tell me about the old city?
When is the rainy season?
I heard it gets cold at night in the cool season. Do I need a coat?

How do I get to PJ's Place from the airport and how far is it?

We will collect you from the airport ourselves. We include this service with our compliments*. The journey usually takes just 10 minutes. *For bookings less than 3 nights, we make a charge of 300 Baht each way.

I heard 3 days is enough so see everything. Is that correct?

Chiang Mai has lots to see and do for everyone whether they are an active adventurous type of person who enjoys the great outdoors or one who prefers the calm and tranquillity of temples, museums and exquisite tropical gardens.

Anyone arriving and staying for only three days will quickly realize that next time they visit Chiang Mai, they will need to stay much longer!

Can PJ's Place arrange tours for me?


Yes, PJ's Place also operates PJ's Tours. We can arrange all your local sightseeing either based on the tour programs outlined in the tour program pages in our website or on a totally bespoke basis. We operate the tours ourselves privately but also use specialist companies for such activities as white water rafting etc.

What is the easiest way to travel around in Chiang Mai?


The easiest way to get around is by tuk-tuk. You can catch a tuk-tuk at the rank in front of central shopping mall which is less than 5 minutes walk although often a tuk-tuk will stop to offer a lift before you get to the mall. You should always check the price before accepting a ride which should usually be 60-80 Baht per trip within the city.

The next most common form of transport is the Sawngtaew which acts like a minibus and will usually take you close to your destination but not usually door to door. These are also readily available as with the tuk-tuks and usually cost less at 20 to 30 Baht per person depending on the distance.

How far is PJ's Place from the Night Bazaar?


The Night Bazaar is on the opposite side of the city about 2 miles from PJ's Place and takes about 10 minutes by tuk-tuk depending on traffic.

What can you tell me about the old city?


The old city stands inside the moat which is roughly square and each side is approximately 1½ miles long. Depending on where in the old city you were going, it would take from 5 to 10 minutes to reach by tuk-tuk however for anyone who enjoys seeing the old city on foot, a pleasurable time can easily be spent exploring the many temples, shops and cafes on foot.

When is the rainy season?


The rainy season begins around May/June and ends around Sept/Oct. In the early part of the season, showers which are usually infrequent are generally short and light usually occurring in the late afternoon or early evening whilst towards the end of the season when the highest rainfall is experienced, showers are often "tropical" heavy showers but lasting only an hour or so. Rain for days on end is rare. You won't need a raincoat just a small umbrella is sufficient.

I heard it gets cold at night in the cold season. Do I need a coat?


In the city, the temperature at night can drop to around 15°C so if you are planning to sit at one of the outdoor bars, you should take a sweater or similar item. Outside the city in the surrounding countryside, the temperature can fall as low as 5°C at night so if you were planning to overnight at somewhere like Pai for instance, you would need to take warm jackets and maybe scarves or mufflers with you.