From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai + First Impressions – Thailand

From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai + First Impressions - Thailand

How awesome is it to be able to explore Northern Thailand this way!
This is such an exciting trip, we are pouring happiness every step of the way.
On today’s video, we arrive at legendary Chiang Mai, have a look at how you can do it too below.👇

How To Get From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai

By Bus

Sukhothai’s bus terminal is located in the new city, not extremely far from the central area, but far enough to grab a tuk-tuk.
The 2nd class buses to Chiang Mai depart frequently during the day, we paid 207 baht each and the trip took 5 hours.
First class(266 baht) and VIP(375 baht) buses depart with less frequency, make sure to book in advance if you choose this options.
There are 2 bus stations in Chiang Mai, the one running long-distance trips is called Arcade, located about 4,5 km from the old city.

How To Get From Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station To The Old City:
☛By Minibus
There’s a map of the minibus route at the bus stop, located across the parking lot on terminal 2 (GPS:18.800200,99.017483). The old city is small, there’s probably a walkable stop to your hotel.
Tickets cost 15 baht per person and the waiting time between buses is 20 min.
☛By Tuk-Tuk
The famous transportation will charge about 150 baht for a ride to the old city.
☛Songthaews
A larger version of a tuk-tuk, able to carry more passengers, will charge 30 baht per person and will depart when full.
☛By Taxi
Usually, the taxis will have a fixed fare of 150 baht.

From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai + First Impressions - Thailand
Waiting for the minibus to the old city

Sukhothai Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งผู้โดยสารจังหวัดสุโขทัย
Address: Tambon Ban Kluai, New Sukhothai
GPS: 17.014673,99.813121 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล บ้านกล้วย อำเภอเมืองสุโขทัย

Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งเชียงใหม่ อาเขต
Address: 165, Soi 5, Kaeonawarat Road, Tambon Wat Ket, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.800818,99.017251 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 165 หมู่ 5 ถนนแก้วนวรัฐ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่

By Train

There are no trains that departure from Sukhothai.
The most convenient train station nearby is placed in Phitsanulok, a neighbor city one hour away by car/van.
At first, it wouldn’t make much sense to choose the train knowing that the bus departs straight from Sukhothai, but Phitsanulok is also a historical city, for those who are interested in visiting it’s a great option.
You can spend the day at Phitsanulok and then head to Chiang Mai at night if staying in the city is not in your schedule.
If Phitsanulok is not in your plans, but still you prefer traveling by train, take a bus or minibus to the train station. It will take 1 hour cost from 30-70 baht depending on the coach.
Trains from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai cost in between 65-305 and take 6-7 hours depending on the class and train type(express, ordinary, etc).
In this website you can check timetables, fares, and seating options with pictures of all trains in Thailand: http://www.railway.co.th/home

By Flight

The small airport is a beautiful one, reminds me of Koh Samui’s airport.
Only one company caters to the city.
The prices are higher than the general rate in the country but doable for those who don’t want to lose time or don’t like to travel by land.

Sukhothai Airport – ท่าอากาศยานสุโขทัย
Address: Sukhothai Airport 99 Mu 4, Klongkrajong, Sawankaloke, Sukhothai
GPS: 17.237759,99.818354 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: สนามบินสุโขทัย 99 หมู่ 4 ต. คลองกระจง อ. สวรรคโลก จ.สุโขทัย
Website: http://www.sukhothaiairport.com/

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Julie Guesthouse
Budget Hotel
Address: 7/1 Soi 5, Phrapokklao, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.784014,98.989696 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 7/1 ถนนพระปกเกล้า ซอย 5 ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://julieguesthouse.com/

Cozy backpacker style hotel.

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Morning Glory
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 34 Prapokkloa Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.782068,98.988919 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 34 ถนนพระปกเกล้า ตำบลพระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://morninggloryvegan.com/
Open from 9 am to 9 pm, closed on Sundays.

Delicious vegan-friendly Thai food.
I highly recommend trying the fresh spring rolls, the flavorful herbs taste awesome.

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Southern City Wall – ประตูเชียงใหม่
Address: Bumrung Buri Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.781395,98.988967 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน บำรุงบุรี ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Always open.

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Ancient protection walls built around the city.

 

Chiang Mai Gate Night Food Market
Address: Bumrung Buri Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.781504,98.988891 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน บำรุงบุรี ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Open from 5 pm to 12 am.

Traditional Thai street food market.
Has a vegetarian stall.

 

Taste From Heaven
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 34/1 Ratchamanka Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.785282,98.992154 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 34/1 ถนนราชมรรคา ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://taste-from-heaven.com/
Open from 9 am to 10 pm.

Delicious western style vegan-friendly food.
If you are craving vegan hotdogs, BLT, or burgers this is the place.

 

Stay tuned for more of dazzling Chiang Mai!🇹🇭

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