Monday, April 26, 2010

Saswadee To The Northern Most of Thailand !

Water lilies are common flowers in Thailand, and can be easily found or seen in or around most Buddhist Temples, at the wet markets and even floating markets. The Thais mostly offer them as prayers and during other cultural or Buddhist religious event. The most commonly seen are the pink and white.
And soon, I will be visiting the most Northern part of Thailand, Chang Rai. It's a long journey from my place, Malaysia. My targeted destination is Doi Tung.
I will be taking various mode of transportation to reach there. My itinerary will be as follows:

Day 1 : Leave home by car for the Malaysia-Thai border at Rantau Panjang - Sungei Kolok. After passing the immigration Check-Point, take a motorcycle transit for a van service to Narathiwat Airport. The journey will take me about 45 minutes. Than take the Air Asia flight to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Reaching Bangkok, my Thai cousins will be there to drive us to Chang Rai. The distance is about 700 over kilometers.

Day 2 to Day 8 : In Doi Tung, Chang Rai, free and easy. Expecting some tracking on my own and lots of photography. I was told the weather is quite hot at the moment, so I will bring lots of cotton T-shirts but no Red Shirts, and a pair of sports shoe.

Day 8 : Night, leave Chang Rai by Air Asia in the evening for Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Day 9 to Day 11 : In Bangkok. Haven't decide which cousin's house to stay yet.

Day 11 : Leave Bangkok ( Suvarnabhumi International Airport ) for Narathiwat with Air Asia. From Narathiwat Airport, take a taxi to Thai - Malaysia border at Takbai, than by boat to Pengkalan Kubor, Malaysia for home sweet home.

So during this time I will be away from my PC, meaning no Internet Connection and better for my eyes. And the best part is to be away from work and closer with the family.

Saswadee krupp !

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

no need to trouble cousins on day 9 - 11. go stay in khao san road and enjoy the panyagard. cheap, clean and convenient. got time go wonder around yaowarat. stay away from those glitzy shopping malls. and baths are cheap again. enjoy your trip.

mae hong son can be interesting.

Denise said...

Fantastic photos of those beautiful water lilies and I also found your post very interesting. Safe and happy travels to Thailand and thank you once again for sharing your amazing photos with Today's Flowers.

Kathy said...

Absolutely delightful!

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
Thank you so much for brighting up our day. I've never seen pink water lilies before. They are beautiful.

Jama said...

Enjoy your stay in Thailand! Love that lotus flower shot.

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