Stories and Thoughts

September 8, 2009

4D3N Chiang Mai trip

31 Aug 2009 : DAY 01 - ARRIVAL CHIANGMAI
Took the morning AA flight to Chiang Mai (Around 3 hours). Warm welcome by the tour guide (Mr. Siao Ma) who spoke mandarin. First destination was Doi Suthep temple that located in the west of Chiangmai city on Doi Suthep, 929 feet above sea level. As we have a senior visitor with us, we took the tram car up to the temple. You can choose to climb up the 300 steps by yourself though. It was a wonderful 1st day with fascinating view of Chiang Mai town and chilling fresh air at this temple.


After the trip, we went for a Khantoke Dinner where we were served with Northern Thai food accompanied with cultural Lanna-Style Performance during the dinner. Checked in to our hotel (Centara Duang Tawan Hotel).



1 SEP 2009: DAY 02 – CHIANGRAI DAY-TRIP
Woke up at 630am for early breakfast at hotel and headed to Chiang Rai via Van, which took around 4 hours drive.1st drop off point was Mae Kajan Hot Spring, which didn’t give me any surprise. Stayed for 30 minutes and went to 2nd destination, which was White Temple (Rong Khun Temple). As it was rained at the time we reached, we happily carried our umbrella and walked around the temple. It is a very beautiful temple with all white in color, which is very different from typical temple around Thailand; a must visit place if you happen to come here. Proceed with lunch nearby The Golden Triangle, which is the intersection between Mekong River and Kong River (The border of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos). Took a boat ride to a small village located in Laos, which has nothing much there apart some stalls selling local-made souvenirs. Another 4 hours drive back to Chiang Mai. And yeah, I managed to hit the hotel’s gym for an hour of workout. The night ended with shopping along the night market.



2 SEP 2009: DAY 03 - CHIANGMAI
After breakfast went to visit Orchid & Butterfly Farm before we proceed to Ban Tong Luang (Mix Hill Tribes village) to visit those Chiang Mai famous long-neck people. The village was nice and clean, where the whole village was actually supported by government. There were some nice looking ladies, but most of them were married with kids. Anyhow, I think the village was too commercialized and kind of loss its culture. The next destination was Elephant Camp in a Natural Park, which was quite an interesting place to visit where we were entertained with some performances by those well trained elephants. Took our lunch and visited some bird nest and honey manufacturers before visited the final destination of the day, which was San Kham Pang Village (Home Industries). This village has assorted size and design of those paper-made umbrellas. The umbrella was nicely painted with assorted design and colors. Had dinner and did our final shopping at night market.



3 SEP 2009: DAY 04 - DEPARTURE DATE
After breakfast, packed our stuff and happily flew back to KL.

21 comments:

Danny said...

the orchid on ur chest looks so... 嬌俏。哈哈。
hmm.. getting fitter n fitter horr...:))

发白日梦^^ said...

im also plan to travel to thailand next year^^

Twilight Zone said...

Danny - LMAO!!!!!
Hey you get a gold medal from me, camwhore aunty! So nice colours with you in a sexy tank top on a chilly day? Wanna show off what to the married with kids tribal ladies? LMAO! Your muscles in last pixs looked bigger coz you hit the gym, izzit? Thank you for sharing as I never visited Chiengmai which is high on my next lists.

Freedom09 said...

erm, looking at you already enough, not need to see the background of chiengmai already. :P You really have good shape. :P

类私理 Lesly said...

wow... What a nice trip you have... I always love Thailand~!

Jerry said...

@Twinkle : So Korea's gonna be your 2009's last travelling only isit... And I thought u said you always go Thailand??


Looks like you enjoyed your time KeenYee :D Still haven go to Thailand before... Go travel also wanna hit the gym ar... Tsk tsk...

fufu said...

i didnt know the doi suthep temple has tram car... well of course i walked up there with my thai friends =p and the white temple... wow! amazing! would like to go there XD

Leu said...

nice. it has been more than 10 years i didn't visit chiangmai dy~ maybe should pay a visit next next year...

[SK] said...

you missed out a word in the title of the post.. it should be "4D3N Chiang Mai Camwhore Trip"..

wah, so hunky woh, singlet all the way.. and that one with umbrella, so 嬌悄~~ hehehe :p

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Danny: Aduh, only the orchid looks 嬌俏? Not me? Mana ade fitter wo, you belum show off yet.

发白日梦: Which part of Thailand? I think Bangkok and Phuket are nice to visit. :)

Grandma: It was actually quite hot la the time I went. The tour guide said it'll be chilly started on end of oct. Hehe, put on your granny specs and see again la whether those are muscles or fat!! If you like temples, you might like Chiang Mai. :)

Freedom09: Aw...I'm speechless. How about the long neck tribal lady?

类私理 Lesly: Ahem, what do you love about Thailand? Mind to share?

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Jerry: I think grandma is bored with Thailand de, and he's now missing Kim Chi. And most importantly, Thailand doesn't snow and we won't want to see grandma skiing on bath tub huh. I hit the gym cause I felt fat after whole day of eating over the trip, and at the same time can look for some "opportunity" but I've got no luck!!!

fufu: You are so young, don't think you need the tram though. Haha, you've been travelling a lot..time to REST before we all get more envy!!!

Leu: 10 years? Wow wow, then it's time to show your pretty face to those Thai de. I'm sure those lady boy will like you..hehe.

SK: Aiyo, must take photo during trip 1 ma. I think you took quite a lot over your Europe trip also!! Wore singlet because it was hot, and I don't want a farmer tan. The umbrella, better if it was red and I would looks like a groom.

Freedom09 said...

Well, people with boobies don't draw much of my attention unless they are fallen out (hint: Danny's post). LOL. Haha, you're really good looking la ;) Take that compliment.

Gratitude said...

My Thai Junction!

Medie007 said...

attention hooked on pic two, the left lower pic. know what came into my mind? I thought the men where carrying dead people on those sticks. i mean, even if not dead men, maybe some paper patung ppl use to hang on those sticks, who knows from wat culture...

really love that white temple! me wanna go too! maybe when i'm richer. wakakkaka.. save save! must save money! :P

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Freedom09: Well, Danny's post is kinda disgusting...haha. Especially with his definition of 奶奶. Thanks again for your compliment.

Gratitude: Then I might need to change by blog name everytime I went to somewhere else.

Medie007: Actually those are were doing some performance, but I didn't appreciate it so much, haha. The white temple is really nice and beautiful, must visit if you go there next time with your someone.

tagnan said...

yo.... you really getting fit zo..
so fit like Jackie Chan,
opps... no no is Amber Chia now
人比花嬌lor...

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Tagnan: How about Amber Chia with Jackie Chan's nose? Must be looking cute and outstanding..

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K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Yoga Tramp: Thanks, Sure I will.

类私理 Lesly said...

I love Thailand becos their Hospitality, their Food, their Massage and of cos their Shopping!!!

KY said...

Lesly: Agreed, I love the food and shopping there too. But I'm not a massage person, kinda painful!!