Backpacking Thailand: Into the soulful city of Ayutthaya

I fell in love with Ayutthaya from the moment I stepped out of the train and onto its soil.  While there were a lot of tuktuk drivers coming on to us, asking if we wanted a ride, I didn’t feel bothered.  I found it as their way of providing support to its tourists and the visitors of their land.

In no time, we found our ride and started our journey into the soulful city of Ayutthaya.  If you wish to experience it the same way as we did, here’s a glimpse.  Enjoy! :)

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Backpacking Thailand: Bangkok, what happened?

From the quiet city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Bangkok came as a bit of a shock.  The number of tourists and the noise overwhelmed me.  Quite similar to how I felt when I went to the mall during the holiday season after coming from our visit to indigenous peoples communities – I stood still for a few seconds at the sight of so many shoppers haha!

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Backpacking Thailand: Solo-ing it out in Chiang Mai

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.

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Backpacking Thailand: Stay at D-Well Hostel in Chiang Mai

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? :)

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How to get to Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.

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