Thailand Self Drive – 8 Days Itinerary Summary from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

8 days Thailand Getaway – Itinerary summary and hotel details. Before my departure, there are some preparation work to be done.  These are the few action item: Action item/Checklist before departure: Plan your travel route and daily Itinerary Book air ticket in advance, preferably 3 to 6 months in order to secure a cheaper ticket …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 8 – Chiang Mai city tour of all temples

Thailand Self Drive – Day 8 – Chiang Mai – 31 Dec 2016 Breakfast at Mae Ping Imperial hotel The Mae Ping Imperial hotel is well located, clean, comfortable and offers a marvelous breakfast with so many options. The pool is great as well. I had a short rest beside the pool after the morning …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 7 – Chiang Mai – River Ride on Elephant in Mae Wang Camp

Thailand Self drive Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp – Day 7 – 30 Dec 2016 Tweechol Botanical Garden – tram ride, bicycle riding, petting zoo Today is the day 7 of our Self drive in Thailand and our highlight of the day is Elephant camp but before we checked out of the Horizon Hotel, we …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 6 – Chiang Mai -Doi Suthep Temple

Thailand self drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai – Day 6 – 29 Dec 2016 We woke up early and had our breakfast in the Garden hotel in Laluna resort in Chiang Rai. The weather was cool in the early morning in Chiang Rai, we checked out at about 9 am and headed to …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 5 – Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle and Long Neck Karen

Thailand self drive – Day 5 – Chiang Rai – 28 Dec 2016 Golden Triangle We stayed 2 nights in Chiang Rai with 2 different hotels.  We checked out around 9am and moved to our first destination, the Golden Triangle. From our hotel, Phufa Waree Chiangrai Resort to Golden triangle took us about 1 hour …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 4 – Chiang Rai – White Temple & Mae Fah Luang University

8 days Self Drive in Thai ~ Day 4 ~ Lampang to Chiang Rai ~ 27 Dec 2016 Jungle Breakfast at Lampang River Lodge  The weather in the morning was very chilling, we had to walk pass a suspension bridge to the restaurant for our breakfast.  I find the suspension bridge was pretty cool and I …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 3 – Lampang – Chicken Bowl Ceramic Workshop

Day 3 – Thailand Self Drive from Sukhothai to Lampang ~26 Dec 2016 Food offering to Thai Monk at 630am We were told there will be monks coming to the front of the hotel at 630 am the next morning to collect the food.  Those who are willing to give the food to the monks …

Thailand Getaway Self Drive – Day 2 – Ancient Ruins & Giant Buddha in Sukhothai Historical Park – Unesco Site

Thailand Getaway  Self Drive ~ Day 2 ~ Sukhothai – 25 Dec 2016. We checked out from 42C The Chic Hotel at Nakhon Sawan in the morning and moved toward Sukhothai, about 185km drive. Amazon Cafe, Gas station, 7 Eleven on Highway to Sukhothai We started our journey at about 9am plus and we were …

Thailand Self Drive – Day 1 – Ayutthaya Historical Park and Wat Mahathat

Bangkok Airport to Ayutthaya Day 1 : 24 Dec 2016 Arriving in Bangkok Airport – collecting rental Car We arrived in Bangkok Airport at around local time 9 + am and immediately we went to the Hertz car rental counter to collect our car.  There were few other car rental beside Hertz, there was also …