Visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, just came by chance. Initially, I was only interested in going around Bangkok, since I have not really explored the city. But, because The Red Backpacker knew that I’m more of a culture person and well, yeah, I do not like crowded places that much, she suggested that I spend my first few days in Chiang Mai instead, before I rendezvous with her and our friend, Helen, in Bangkok to head to Ayutthaya. I am grateful for choosing to do so.
There are a lot of options for accommodation in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to be honest. They’re very much prepared to welcome tourists and the options are very responsive to your budget as well. If you still haven’t decided on where you would be staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for a few days, I highly recommend that you stay at D-Well Hostel. Why so? 🙂
If you are coming from Manila, there are several ways of getting to Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are direct flights from Manila to Chiang Mai, easily available via Cebu Pacific and Air Asia. As of the last check, though, these may be a bit pricey. But, considering the time that you would be able to save, I would say that this is the most efficient way of getting to Chiang Mai. However, since I already booked my round trip tickets to and from Bangkok, I took the more roundabout (and cheaper) route. But, hey, it’s not as much of a hassle as I thought it would be.