Chian Mai,the Bangkok relaxedIf you have been to Bangkok,and especially in the area of Khao San Road,and at the end you come out of there a little overwhelmed by stress,behave chosen the population of Chiang Mai,to spend a few quiet days.
Chiang Mai offers,like Bangkok,but without the stress,prostitution or easy.
,y el trayecto no fue fácil,pero de todas formas,Tailandia es de esos países que hasta los turistas menos experimentados,pueden llegar a sentirse como auténticos aventureros. In my case,I came to this city after spending a few days in Khao Yai National Park,and the journey was not easy,but anyway,Thailand is one of those countries that even the less experienced tourists,may feel as true adventurers.
As I got to the bus station,I headed to the center of this city.Where I could enjoy much of the old town. I liked lost,through the streets of this area of the city with the tranquility that was impossible to miss,as this all surrounded by a kind of stream,always have reference.
Compared to Bangkok,Chiang Mai is a very relaxed city where tourism binge takes second place,giving the position to a tourist hippy,but with an average purchasing power.
I like not follow the typical,do my own journey,and not using a tour package.You can call it whatever you want,tour package offered by a travel agency,or feel a little freer known following the Lonely Planet,but in the end you are doing the same as most.
Sometimes that leads me to situations disappointing,but almost always end with an exciting emotion,either because I have met someone very special,or because I get a very nice place.
In this city,I spend it,arriving suddenly at the saturday market, where I enjoy the atmosphere,eat delicious food,and listen to a group of blind touching,and another who used hands and feet to make music.
Getting to Chiang Mai
In my case I went from Khao Yai National Park,to Chiang Mai.To do this,you must spend the night in the city of Pakchong.In the morning you must go by bus to the city of Kohrat,ticket costs 90B.Then from the same bus station,you ask what is the bus that takes you back to Chiang Mai,and that's it.The ticket for this bus exits 610B,and are about 12 hours away.The price includes water,a couple of pasta for snacks,and food at a gas station.
Arriving at the bus station in Chiang Mai,you can share a taxi to your hostel.The normal to the area of "backpackers",come out at a 40B.
Where to sleep.
I stayed at Juli Gesthouse, paying a ridiculous price.120B per night,in a great place to meet people.
What to do.
In Chiang Mai,you can do several things,and most importantly,many of which are free. Visit temples,go to market,and talk to people.These options are mandatory in this city.
For payment activities,just enjoy a "fruit shake",taste delicious,or rent a motorcycle or bike to know the city and the area.
Fun etc2006-01-27 22:53:36 by Emma2323
From there a hop on hop uff bus tour is the cheapest way to get around. We went with Happy Tours and did HCMC-Dalat-Nha Trang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi all for US$16! I thought we were going to die on the drive to Dalat, turing corners at night with no headlights but don't let that deter you.
Dalat was our fave place in Vietnam. We visited a monk who paints 100 paintings a day and wants to travel t... Burma, back to Thailand that way.
You could do a full circle Bangkok-Bangkok via in this order Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Burma.
I am jealous of your opportunity.
If you got a multiple entry visa for China you could also Check out South and North Korea, Mongolia, the Stans, and Russia.
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