Day 1 of Trip to Chiang Mai
This weekend, I flew Thai Smile to Chiang Mai to attend the annual flower festival. This was the first time for me. On the first day in the city I rented a bicycle for 50 Baht and visited a few temples. In the evening I attended the opening ceremony of the flower festival. The following photos were tweeted live during the day.
Airport Taxi in Chiang Mai is a fixed 160 Baht for the short journey to the city center. There are cheaper options but this is simpler.
A good way to explore the inner city of Chiang Mai is by bicycle. Rent is typically 50B/day. But can also walk pic.twitter.com/HWzsbLYgYi
When visiting Thai temples, please don’t pay to release birds. It’s NOT good luck. It’s cruel. Many temples ban it pic.twitter.com/0B26WQzltM
There’s a good Flea Market at Wat Phan On in Chiang Mai every Friday. Some good quality & original products on sale pic.twitter.com/gW9yHILed9
Chiang Mai has 3 museums to help you discover history, folklife & identity of the city. 90B or 180B for museum pass pic.twitter.com/O18DSINU1C
A busker with a home-made drum set at Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai pic.twitter.com/4KvFU8GkqZ
Chiang Mai Flower Festival continues until Sunday. There is a parade through the city on Saturday morning from 8am pic.twitter.com/faGaxZDjRG
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