Thailand

Posts about Thailand

  • Wat Phra Mahathat

    AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND

    It’s time for us to leave Chiang Mai and charming Northern Thailand to head south. We just have a few days remaining before our flight back home from Bangkok, to be spent either in Sukhothai or in Ayutthaya. Since we are travelling by train, the former is more difficult to reach as there’s no direct connection, you have to take a bus from Pithsanulok. So we decide to put Sukhothai on the side for future travels, and go straight to Ayutthaya.   We wait for a while in Chiang Mai station, and step in our train half an hour before leaving time, at 6 pm. The coaches looks nice and clean,…

  • Con la donna della tribù dei Karen

    CHIANG MAI-PAI-MAE HONG SON LOOP: A 3-DAY RIDE

    We have been being in Chiang Mai for a few days now, we already visited the temples inside the walls and had a wonderful experience at an elephant sanctuary. Now we get ready to face this glorious loop in north western Thailand, that officially counts 1864 curves! To be honest we didn’t know it was known for the number of its curves, we just wanted to go from Chiang Mai to Pai first, as many people we met suggested us to go. Then we wanted to see Doi Inthanon Park and the peak of Thailand too, so we decided to do the entire way around. Actually the complete famous loop goes…

  • Elefanti, Chiang Mai

    CHIANG MAI AND THE ELEPHANTS

    We are staying 10 days in Northern Thailand, and Chiang Mai is the most significant city in the area under many aspects: over 200,000 inhabitants, more and more expats are settling here, which makes it multicultural and welcoming. 300+ temples in and outside the old city walls, and a wide range of activities to do all around. ***ALL THE PHOTOS OF CHIANG MAI HERE!*** ***OUR VIDEO WITH THE ELEPHANTS HERE!*** After visiting Wat Doi Suthep yesterday, in the morning we go inside the walls, into the old city. The number of temples is almost uncountable, we see golden facades and coverings everywhere. We are looking for the most famous one,…

  • White Temple

    CHIANG RAI AND ARRIVAL AT CHIANG MAI

    Chiang Rai is the first stop of our journey in Thailand that will see us going from North to South, ending in Bangkok. ***ALL THE PHOTOS OF WHITE TEMPLE HERE!!!*** Chiang Rai is a little quiet city with a few attractions. Some people prefer it to Chiang Mai because it’s smaller and less crowded, but still you can go and do the same typical activities and excursions in the area around like visiting several temples, see the elephants, jungle treks, etc.. We decided to spend more time in Chiang Mai, so we’ll stay just one day here. Last night we walked through the night bazaar and had dinner close to…

  • Cambodia Visa in Poipet Siem Reap

    THAI-CAMBODIA BORDER: VISA AND TRANSPORTS

    Our journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap crossing the Thai-Cambodia border at Poipet. Today we need to reach the Thai-Cambodia border by train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet, get the Cambodian Visa in Poipet, and then carry on by bus until Siem Reap. BANGKOK Our day starts with a run to Bangkok’s main train station of Hua Lampong, because the staff members didn’t wake up (famous thai relaxation) and we were locked behind the gate, inside the guesthouse! Running with your backpack on your shoulders at 5.30am isn’t really the best way to start your day. Still we manage to arrive in time to buy the tickets, spending 48 baths (1.3$ circa)…

  • BANGKOK

    Our journey has begun and, as said, Bangkok marks our starting point. After leaving behind Helsinki’s snow and having a good flight with national company Finnair, we land at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. We get our passports stamped, retrieve our backpacks, and head to the station. Underground and train tickets cost 30bahts (less than 1€), very clean and functional service. We get off at Hua Lamphong, Bangkok central station, where we immediately become familiar with the surrounding: some monks rest in a separate area, people sleep barefoot on the benches, tourists look disoriented. We can’t even expose ourselves on the external streets, that we get assaulted by tuk-tuk drivers offering us…