Alright, alright. I know it’s been over 3 weeks since we returned home from Chiang Mai and I am only just now getting the time to post photos and write about my short trip. Well please understand my kind of life. Finding time to write nowadays is quite challenging. Haha
Just two weeks before I finished my medical posting, I managed to get 3 days off. Right after my post-night shift, I went to Kl together with my parents and catched flight to ChiangMai for a short vacation. :p Let me bring the mood back up by expressing how great of a trip we had. I chose Chiang Mai because it was far easier to stay within my budget and the most importantly it is near enough to spend in only 3 days!
This time we didn’t use travel package. We booked our own flight’s tickets and hotel, and as soon as we arrived there, we took private tour ground package with an-English fluently tour guide.
3 nights, 2 days
Hotel- Romena Grand Hotel
The hotel is very muslim friendly. The breakfast buffet is halal and the location is excellent. It’s just across from the old city, around the corner from the Saturday night market, our shopping hotspot.
We started our journey heading to Mae Sa Elephant Camp. This is a must-do in Chiang Mai as it was much more than just seeing and feeding the elephants. We rode the elephants on the back through the mountainside and the best part is, into the river! My ride was comfortable and smooth and just plain awesome.
Next we went to 5 hill tribe village and Karen Long Neck. The biggest reason why the Karen women put themselves though the neck lengthening routine is simply because of tradition and beauty. Yeah beauty is in the eyes of the beholder right?
Here we can witness the production of Thailand silk from the very beginning of cultivation the silkworm, laying of silkworm eggs, the larvae feeding, and until the silkworm is ready to spin a silk cocoon.
Hot water spring with 99 Degree celcius.
Favorite place in Chiang Rai. White temple or the people call it Wat Rong Khun. I think this is one of the most unusual temples I have ever visited. Maybe because of it’s color, whitish and it looks like fairy tale.
Our Tuk-Tuk ride, taken by the driver. The only picture we had with Tuk-Tuk and it’s blurry. Haha.
I had so much fun. This was seriously a short trip. We managed to finish all interesting places in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in 2 days whole. Eat good food, walking by the road, enjoy the scenery and wasting money, eh? Haha.
Till next time.