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Drive around Thailand in 14 Days – Day 5

Date : 22nd December 2006
Destination : ChiangMai – International Flora Fest

Morning call at 8am, after breakfast at the hotel, we are moving to the International Flora Fest, a floral fest hosted in conjunction with Thailand King’s 60 birthday celebration.

To be honest, I just admire the way how Thailand government encourage the creativity of their people, look at theirs buses, it painted with all kind of pictures. Can you immagive it happen in Malaysia ? Not just white and green tour bus, it just boring here.

Arriving at the flora fest, a lot of people mostly Thai queuing up to buy tickets, a lot of students coming wiht uniform as well. The setup at the entrance is grand and it does not look like a temporary setup at all.

At the entrance, students are performing to welcome the visitors.

Look at the crowd.

Following are the landscape setup by countries from all over the world.

Landscape decoration by corn.

Landscape design by Holand

Vietnam Zone.

The attention of the entire setup is the building in the middle, by Thailand.

The interior of the building, just like a palace.

The view from Thailand Zone sorrounded by lake.

We spend almost the whole day at this flora fest. Since we had not enough shopping at Ban Tawai, we returned and continue our shopping.
Return to hotel at night and venture to the night market near by the hotel. It is a shopping heaven and there are so many variety of goods from local handicraft, hand bag, shoe, T-Shirt etc etc.


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Drive around Thailand in 14 Days – Day 4

Date : 21st December 2006
Time : 1.00pm – 9.15pm
Destination : Nakhon Sawan – Chiangmai
Distance : About 450KM

Morning call at 6.30am, after breakfast at hotel we left Nakhon Sawan to Chiangmai at 8am – the venue of the International Flora Fest in conjuction with the King’s birthday celebration.

Zheng Yuan still in his sleeping outfit….. ;)
As usual, having our lunch break about 1pm at one of the fine restaurant recommended by Thailand Tourism Board.

The set-up of the restaurant is just like a tropical resort, unfortunately we do not have much time to spend as everyone is eager to reach Chiangmai earlier.

Before reaching Chiangmail, we detour to a small town call Baan Tawai, it is basically transform from a handicraft village where hundreds of stall setup to sell all kinds of handicraft from woodcarving, painting, vast, toys, furniture, decoration item etc etc.. you can spends days just walking around admiring the art work. The price is very very reasonable and it is a good place if you enjoy shopping and bargaining.



If you are looking for good bargain, go all the way to the village where you can park your car and start shopping around. Please do not stop at the shops before you reach the village as the price is much more higher and targeting different group of customer.

There are transporters in Baan Tawai where they can assits you to send the goods to your preferred location by freight or sea cargo.

There is only 1 sentance I can describe Baan Tawai – Shoping heaven of Thailand Handicarft product.

We spend 3 hours at Baan Tawai before proceed to Chiangmai which is about 30 mins away.

Not much time for photo as we all busy shoping.
Check in to the hotel in the central district and proceed for dinner at one of the Thai restuarant

There are a lot of laundry in the tourist hotspot and it is much cheaper compare to what the hotel can offer, the price also cheaper than what we pay at Malaysia. Please double confirm the pick up time so that you can have your clean and iron cloth on time before your next destination.

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