I’ve started the trip on 17th Dec. My choice of transportation is train. I’ve slept on a train from Hua Lumping station, Bangkok to Chiang Mai station.
Departed at 7 pm on 17th Dec. Arrived at 9 am on 18th Dec.
I have to participate in the sport event (Syringe Game 31st) from 19-21 Dec. So, during that time my trip would be a bit empty.
Once I’ve arrived in Bangkok my trip ended.
Departed at 5pm(?) on 22nd Dec. Arrived at 7 am (?) on 23rd Dec.
The first place we visited was Doi Suthep (ดอยสุเทพ). Located at the top of the mountain, this Buddhist temple is one of the most visited place in Chiang Mai. Beautiful scenery. Even though this place is reallllllly popular, there’s nothing much to do here besides enjoying the views.
This place is what I would recommend the backpackers or anybody who are in love with natural heritage to visit. This place is called Doi-Pui (ดอยปุย). People who loves nature and culture will definitely enjoy this place. There are a lot of beautiful sceneries here from florals to mountain range. Also, there are some local activities that will show you the cultural history of this area. But in my opinion, the activities are not worth the time. Not to mention the peacefulness this place offer too.
Relaxing, soothing and stunning views. Due to my love towards nature and peacefulness, Huay Kaew waterfall is my most favorite place in this trip.
But there’s not a lot of activities to do here.
*This is One Nimman , *not* Nimman Road*This place is really not worth your time if you don’t enjoy walking endlessly or passing every reastaurants that are either full, almost closed or too expensive. But if you like fancy places or want to find some places to relax to. Then this place might exist just for you
Also, try to walk down the Nimman road. There are a lot for you to explore.
I didn’t get a chance to walk the Nimman Road that much, there is a match for me after that day.
Yellow Crafts Cafe is very popular among Thai teenagers and young adults. A cool place to stop by. The drinks are weird and wonky. Lots of combination between coffee and fruits. But somehow it worked.
Another cafe like Yellow Crafts. It’s even more popular and packed than Yellow crafts. I didn’t order any drinks though. My friends did haha!
Local Nothern-style Thai food. Very authentic. Might need to make a reservation.
There’s very noisy pub/bar at the front. (That’s just for me, I hardly enjoy it )
Por-Mueng-Tai noodles, Soom Hia Hong (บะหมี่พ่อมึงตาย, ซุ้มเฮียหง)
My friend order the second to most biggest one for the small amount of people (there are 5 people in my group). We didn’t finish it and even gave the remainings to our friends in other table.
Try to be sensible and order what you are capable of. Otherwise, you would end up like us.
But overall, other than the amount of what we’ve ordered, this thing is very delightful. Should try it out when you are in Chiang Mai
A reservoir inside Chiang Mai university, where I participate in the sport event.
(I visited this place before ซุ้มเฮียฮ๋ง (Por-Mueng-Tai noodles) but I don’t know how to move this up to make it looks like I visited this before the noodle place)
Also, not much happened on this day. I spend most of my time at the event.
I just happened to walk by and all of my friends say that we might need to rest at this place haha.
The tea itself is generic. Nothing to be surprised of. But this place is very instagrammable; minimalistic.
I didn’t get a chance to eat this thing at its place. I’ve got my friends who happened to visit this place bought it for me.
The brownies is really dense, chewy and creamy. I do enjoy this type of brownies. But this brownies, there’s something off with it and I didn’t like it that much.
Most of the people I know ordered the brownie shot. I think it’s the cafe’s signature.
Baan Kang Wat is our final destination before we go back to Bangkok. This place is also very popular among Thai teenagers. Very expensive gifts. Not recommended if you are on budget haha. But overall, this place has a friendly vibe and very foresty in some parts.
If you can withstand Thailand’s typical heat, give this place a visit.
(Noted that during my visit there’s an event called SawasdeeCraft which is basically booths which sell expensive things. Again, not recommended)
On my way home.