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Dec 11

(Day 2) Thailand Chiang Mai – Loy Krathong Parade & Temple

Charted a Tuk Tuk to exploring around Chiang Mai city, it is hard to find a Tuk Tuk driver who can communicate in English in Chiang Mai, but yet we found him – Mean (a friendly Tuk Tuk driver)!

Mean contact number: 0810211666

Thapae Boutique House
Due to the online booking system that cause error we encountered earlier on, we has been given additional discount from Thapae Boutique House management at 1500baht for a twin room with an extra bed (usual price at 1800baht), the guesshouse located nearer to the street which having a major parade for Loy Krathong festival celebration at night.

1500baht for a twin room with an extra bed

Thapae Boutique House links: http://thapaeboutiquehouse.com/

Other than temple visiting, we managed to booked a 2 days trekking tour package at 1600baht per pax. The tour included transports, elephant ride, entrance fees to tribes village, visit long-necked tribe village, one night hilltribes accommodation and white water rafting. Bargain hard! Usual price for the package was actually quoted at 1800baht per pax.

Temple visits

Chiang Mai Local Lunch

Market

 

Loy Krathong Parade
The parade started at Thapae gate at around 7 PM,  down Thapae road to the river the heart of the city of Chiang Mai.

 

Traditional Thai BBQ Steamboat (Mookata)
Other than letting off the sky lanterns, most of the local’s family members will gather together for dinner on Loy Krathong festival. We was warmly invited to join the dinner together with Peng’s family (our friend in Chiang Mai), the place for dinner just simply awesome! We enjoyed the delicious food, the fireworks, the lit “krathongs” that floating on the river just few meters beside our table and the beautiful sky that filled with sky lanterns.

Snapshot together with Peng, Mook and Peng’s uncle.

Another shot in front of the Mookata steamboat shop

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