|Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Chiang Mai|
Public Transport to Doi Suthep, Bhuping (Phuping) Palace, & Meo Hill Tribe
|Song Thaew Public Transport in Chiang Mai|
To take a Song Thaew to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Bhuping (Phuping) Palace, & Meo Hill Tribe, you first need to reach Chiang Mai Zoo that will cost something like 40-60 THB by Song Thaew from Thapae Gate / Night Bazaar areas. Take a moving Song Thaew, they charge less. You can't bargain much unless the first asking price is more than 60 THB.
Public Transport from Chiang Mai Zoo to Doi Suthep, Bhuping (Phuping) Palace, & Meo Hill Tribe
|Song Thaew Outside Chiang Mai Zoo|
Outside the Chaing Mai Zoo, the shared Song Thaews are always waiting for passengers. The prices are fixed subject to a minimum of 10 passengers taking the trip. If 10 persons are not there yet, they will wait. Go early in the morning because getting a shared Song Thaew from Chiang Mai Zoo will be easier at that time. Returning from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is always easy because there will be a plenty of Song Thaews waiting to return to the city. While coming back, you may also try finding a Song Thaew willing to give you a drop to Night Bazaar or Old City.
Song Thaew Ticket Prices from Chiang Mai Zoo
Doi Suthep 40 THB each way
Bhuping Palace 70 THB each way
Meo Hill Tribe 90 THB each way
If you are buying a round trip, just double the price. Temple entry ticket (30 THB) or the cable car price (20 THB) is not included in this whereas a tour operator will include those in the tour cost. A benefit of going through this public transport is that you can take your sweet time at the temple, no rush. Another tip: The Meo Hill Tribe is just a tourist trap, totally avoidable, nothing but shops there.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|