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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