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Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

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Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

My wife and I recently visited Chiang Mai and had the pleasure of getting the services of Mr. Joy. It was our first time there so I had a lot of questions to which Joy patiently replied to. I was also working on a "photographer's itinerary" so I had quite a number of special requests. Everything was done via email. On the day of the trip, Joy was punctual and trip to Doi Inthanon went without a glitch. I got all the major items in my shot list. I was even able to re-shoot a location. He knows the area quite well (like being able to anticipate when the fog will roll in in the royal pagoda area) so every hour was always well spent.

Mr. Joy was very informative and fun to talk with, making the long drive enjoyable.

Highly recommended!

Contact: onecoolsoda@hotmail.com

http://www.thailand-private-drivers.com/

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1. Re: Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

Yes, Joy is a great guide and a friendly man, and his partner Sunny is if anything even more willing to answer all the questions you can think of. At different times, I've had the pleasure of being guided around Chiang Mai by both of them.

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Also have desire to visit photo op locations. Looking for driver for a day of exploring.

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My son is interested in photography and bringing equipment for capturing stunning view and temples. Interested in your list of locations if you would share them?

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4. Re: Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

brelda... look at the "FAQ: Finding a Tour Guide" on the upper right hand side of this page.

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5. Re: Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

Brelda - you might like to contact Jack Tamrong, He is in the list of guides in the FAQ. He has had a photography business in Chiang Mai for many years and is also a licensed guide. Having photographed the region for years I'm sure he will have some ideas on this.

http://www.lannafocus.net/

Email: jacktamrong@yahoo.com

Caroline.

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Hi Brenda,

Photographed all 3 waterfalls of Doi Inthanon, actually had to photograph one more than once but Joy had no problems with bringing me back there. If it was not for this suggestion with regard to time, I would have not properly took photos of the Royal Pagoda as well.

My favorites in Chiang Mai:

Wat Chedi Luang (I stayed in a guesthouse VERY near the wat, so I had the chance to photograph it at dawn and dusk). From Chedi Luang you can walk to Wat Chiang Man and pass by at least two temples including the 3 kings monument (best at dawn)

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (best at dusk), on the way up you can shoot sunset overlooking Chiang Mai city then rush to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for the blue hour.

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7. Re: Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

We had the pleasure of Mr Joy recently. He was lovely...

It weather wasn't great but we continued to see Doi Suthep etc. I felt so safe and his English was exceptional.

My Joy helped us so much...he even got us tickets for the Mae Jo festival .

We cut our day short as it was really raining but then met us on the Saturday when it was boiling hot- with his lovely wife to continue sight- seeing. Then he took us to the Mae Jo festival AND waited for us.

He felt so " fatherly" to us and very much appreciated as in particular the Mae Jo festival was a bit manic .

I CANNOT recommend Mr Joy highly enough. He is second to none!

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Another vote for mr Joy, He is a wealth of information

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My family enjoyed the trip with Mr Joy a lot. He is helpful. Thanks Mr Joy

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10. Re: Mr Joy Chiang Mai guide/driver (Pronchadin Potiya)

Just finished a 2 day tour with sunny, the cousin of Mr Joy. She even came with her husband and we had a huge van for just the three of us.

I agree with everybody, the price is the best deal ive had. sunny even gave me biscuits home made by her mom. bottled water are provided in the cooler in the van as well although we never really used them since we brought our own water bottles. We changed our itinerary a bit each day and Sunny was more than accommodating and offering suggestion depending on the mood of my 11 yr old son.

I highly recommend this taxi company!

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