We’re Having A Good Time In Koh Jum – Thailand

The peaceful island start unfolding its beauty for us, from empty beach walks to silent sunsets.
The sound os the waves all night long being the perfect white noise for baby, mommy and daddy.

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

Aosi Bungalow – อ่าวสิ รีสอร์ท เกาะจำ
Budget Hotel
Address: Ao Si Beach
GPS: 7.818847, 98.962674 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Our pick was centrally located on the island, a budget hotel with a sea view.
The double fan room with private bathroom and cold shower was 490 baht per night (high season).

Aosi Beach
GPS: 7.818104, 98.963098 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Golden Pearl Beach
GPS: 7.808080, 98.969970 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Jungle Hill Bungalows
Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Southern Aosi Beach
GPS: 7.812327, 98.967588 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.junglehillbungalow.com/facilities/

As always Thai food is easily veganized, the same happened at the hotel restaurant which offers a stunning sea view.

We just started exploring Koh Jum, stay connected for more!☀️

 

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Changing Boats On The Sea!!! Railay Beach To Koh Jum – Thailand

Times has come to say goodbye to amazing Railay, now it’s time to head over to Koh Jum for the very first time!
Let’s see what the island has to offer this new mommy and daddy who have feet on the sand and heads in the clouds.

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

Railay East Beach
GPS: 8.012324, 98.842978 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

This Place Is Real! - Railay Beach - Thailand

Jinda Guesthouse
Budget Hotel
Address: 247/6 Moo 2, Ao Nang
GPS: 8.032272, 98.822833 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jindaguesthouse/

This was the hotel we stayed before heading to Railay, we booked our transfer to Kong Ka Pier with them.
The hotel is a quick walk from Ao Nang beach and the lady who runs it is very nice and helpful.

Kong Ka Pier – ท่าเทียบเรือคงคา
Address: Krabi Town
GPS: 8.061858, 98.919487 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Changing Boats On The Sea!!! Railay Beach To Koh Jum - Thailand

Boats to Koh Jum take around 1 hour to complete the ride, they depart from Krabi Town having Koh Lanta as the final destination.
There are also local ferry boats departing from Laem Kruad which will stop in Koh Sriboya on the way.

Koh Jum – เกาะจัม and Koh Pu – เกาะปู
Koh Jum GPS: 7.813310, 98.977352 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Koh Pu GPS: 7.836441, 98.963620 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

The island name is Koh Jum, yet, it’s separated into two areas. The northern Koh Pu and the Southern Koh Jum.
The boat will stop in two different pickup points near the island, it will depend on your hotel location which one to choose.
To avoid getting lost, ask your hotel in advance, otherwise, the boat staff will probably know where to leave you unless it is a pretty new or small hotel.
A free longtail boat will bring you to land.

Aosi Bungalow – อ่าวสิ รีสอร์ท เกาะจำ
Budget Hotel
Address: Ao Si Beach
GPS: 7.818847, 98.962674 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Our pick was centrally located on the island, a budget hotel with a sea view.
The double fan room with private bathroom and cold shower was 490 baht per night (high season).

 

New island to explore! Stay tuned because all the beauty of Koh Jum is coming!🏝

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The Famous Ao Nang Beach + From Koh Yao Noi To Ao Nang – Thailand

Our next stop is Ao Nang, a popular destination in Krabi.
The trip which brought us there was beautiful, both in the sea and land.
Now it’s time to see what the famous beach has to offer.

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

Pasai Cottage
Address: Pasai Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.099997, 98.619263 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Esanlongtin/

Our hotel was a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht per night at the time we stayed (high season).

 

Ta Khao Pier – ท่าเรือบ้านท่าเขา
Address: Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.134449, 98.627197 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

There slow boats to Thalane cost 150 baht per person and take around 45 min, they only depart from Ta Khao Pier. These boats leave Koh Yao Noi at 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11 and 16 hours.
There are speedboats that go directly to Ao Nang if that’s your next destination and you have no reasons to avoid speedboats.
We recommend you to seat on the right side in order to admire the beautiful views during the trip.

 

Thalane Pier – ท่าเรือประมง
Address: Ao Thalane
GPS: 8.142151, 98.747013 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

If you have time on your schedule and enjoy spending time in nature and peaceful surrounding, stopping by Ao Thalane might be a nice option.
This location is famous for its scenic sea kayaking, it has a truly relaxing atmosphere.

 

Jinda Guesthouse
Budget Hotel
Address: 247/6 Moo 2, Ao Nang
GPS: 8.032272, 98.822833 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jindaguesthouse/

The Famous Ao Nang Beach + From Koh Yao Noi To Ao Nang - Thailand

Our pick was a budget double room with fan and shared bathroom, it cost 577 baht (high season).
The hotel is a quick walk from the beach and the lady who runs it is very nice and helpful.

 

Govinda’s Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 32/24 Moo 2, 2nd Floor, Ao Nang
GPS: 8.035074, 98.818890 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: https://govindasaonang.business.site/
Open from 12 pm to 10 pm.

The restaurant offers a nice variety of vegan options, we recommend it.

 

Ao Nang Beach
GPS: 8.029070, 98.824034 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

The long beach is not the most stunning in Thailand for sure, yet is located just in the perfect position to visit some of the dazzling ones.
In our case, coming from a really quite island, spending a day at a busy little city was a nice change of air before going back to relaxation mode.

 

Have you been to Ao Nang or its neighbor beaches before? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!💙

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Exploring Beaches and Waterfalls in Koh Yao Noi – Thailand

Time to search for new views and flavors around the island!
A waterfall always helps to set the right mood, beaches aren’t bad to do it either.😉
Adding this time, our first pregnancy photoshoot! How amazing is that? Still unbelievable that this is happening, we are beyond happy!✨

Exploring Beaches and Waterfalls in Koh Yao Noi - Thailand

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

Pasai Cottage
Address: Pasai Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.099997, 98.619263 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Esanlongtin/

Koh Yao Yai To Koh Yao Noi + Room Tour - Thailand

Our hotel was a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht per night at the time we stayed (high season).

 

Chaba Café and Gallery
Vegan-friendly Restaurant
Address: Northeast of Klong Jark Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.116029, 98.623248 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chabacafeandwinelounge/
Open from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

Beautiful and relaxing space counting with vegan options.

 

Takow Waterfall
Also spelled Thakow
Address: 200m from Tha Khao Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.133299, 98.621821 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Exploring Beaches and Waterfalls in Koh Yao Noi - Thailand

Tinny waterfall located a short distance from the main street.

 

Beach Nearby Niramaya Villa (Photoshoot Location)
GPS: 8.105175, 98.622650 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

Exploring Beaches and Waterfalls in Koh Yao Noi - Thailand

 

Sea Gypsy Restaurant
Vegan-friendly
Address: Nearby Tha Khao Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.133196, 98.624641 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SeaGypsea/
Open from 8 am to 10 pm.

Exploring Beaches and Waterfalls in Koh Yao Noi - Thailand

Delicious and cheap Thai food with plenty of vegan or veganizable options.
The tables are distributed on an open space between trees and singing birds.

 

Long Beach
Address: Northeast of the island, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.159440, 98.635058 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

After a dirt road, the peaceful and enchanting Long Beach can be found.
Highly recommended for those looking for relaxation time with not many around.
It is also a cool ride to enjoy the island scenery.

 

Garden Cafe
Vegan-friendly Restaurant
Address: 37/3 Moo 2, Nearby Mondaya Guesthouse, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.116898, 98.595351 (copy and paste in map’s search box for exact location)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SIRILUK2514/
Open from 9 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays.

Cool space nearby 7-Eleven area, the only problem is that in the evening it’s almost impossible to stay seated at the nice garden due to the huge number of mosquitoes.

 

How do you like Koh Yao Noi so far?
Stay tuned because more is coming!🏝

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Stunning Unknown Thai Island !!! Koh Yao Noi – Thailand

Nearby some of the most famous Thai islands, it’s found a less known sister, the beautiful Koh Yao Noi.
It has a special air, with marvelous views, peace, and quiet.
Home to one of the best hotels in the world, the six stars Six Senses Yao Noi, the little island has a lot to offer for those who sick an authentic and laid back experience.

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

Pasai Cottage
Address: Pasai Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.099997, 98.619263 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Esanlongtin/

Our hotel was a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht per night at the time we stayed (high season).

 

7-Eleven and Surrounding Souvenir Shops
Address: Nearby the daily market, Southwest of the island
GPS: 8.117197, 98.592926 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 

 

Beach Nearby Niramaya Villa
GPS: 8.105175, 98.622650 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 

Stunning Unknown Thai Island !!! Koh Yao Noi - Thailand

 

Chaba Café and Gallery
Vegan-friendly Restaurant
Address: Northeast of Klong Jark Beach, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.116029, 98.623248 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chabacafeandwinelounge/
Open from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

 

Tha Khao Bay
GPS: 8.131281, 98.622780 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 

 

Koh Nok 
Address: Tha Khao Bay, Koh Yao Noi
GPS: 8.131562, 98.626259 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) 

Walking from Tha Khao Bay to this islet is an amazing experince. There’s just this tinny strip of sand that depending on the time will be parcially or completely submerged, leaving you with the impression you’re walking over water. The oriental-pied hornbills come to visit everyday making it yet more special.

 

Wanna see more of Yao Noi? Stay connected! ☀️

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Koh Yao Yai To Koh Yao Noi + Room Tour – Thailand

Time to say goodbye to Yao Yai island and the next destination is the nearby neighbor Koh Yao Noi.
This time with the worry in mind about how much would the boat shake during the short trip due to the baby on board, I tranquilize any mothers to be by assuring you it is a soft ride(the taxi until the pier shook more😜), of course that may change during rough weather, be aware of that.
The 10 min (or less) ride cost 50 baht per person. It can be boarded on Chonglad pier, north of the island, you’ll probably need a taxi to get there unless you are staying nearby or dropping your rented vehicle nearby. Boats depart frequently during the day, it is not needed to worry about a schedule.

Arriving in Koh Yao Noi started well by being presented with much lighter taxi fees than Yao Yai.
The view on our way to the hotel also pleased us and our first impression was of a more structured place than Yao Yai.
Our hotel pick was Pasai Cottage, a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht at the time we stayed (high season).

Now, it’s time to explore Yao Noi, stay tuned for the upcoming adventures!

 

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Time To Say Goodbye To Thailand And Explore Guangzhou, China

We spent 3 beautiful months in the Land Of Smiles this time, it’s always an intense experience, one we will never forget.
From our loved Thailand we head towards new adventures on giant China, Guangzhou is our first stop and base during this trip.
First time I came to Guangzhou was in 2008, last in 2012, lot’s of things have changed since then.
We are ready to take the innovations all in and this time, share it with you.

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

Oasis
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 612/93 Sirikorn Market Paholyothin Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.905563,99.835135 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Traditional J restaurant serving mostly pre-made affordable Thai food.
It’s slightly bigger than the average J, thus offering more dish options.
The traditional northern sausage was delicious, it’s a great chance to try northern Thai food that would otherwise contain animal products.

 

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar – เชียงรายไนท์บาร์ซ่า
Address: near old bus terminal, Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.905439,99.834672 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล เวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open from 6 pm to 11:30 pm.

The walking street is a traditional Thai night market style.
It’s not a big one, but has some charming hill tribe crafts and art, and can be a fun laid-back place to grab a drink.
Foodwise, for vegans there’s only fresh fruits.

 

Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Address: 404 Moo 4, Ban Du, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.954572,99.879057 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: https://airportthai.co.th/en/

Time To Say Goodbye To Thailand And Explore Guangzhou, China
On the way to the airport

 

Veganerie Concept
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Behind Benjasari Park, Sukhumvit 24, 35/2 Soi Methinivate, Klongtoei, Bangkok
Address in Thai: 35/2 ถนน สุขุมวิท 24 ร้านตั้งอยู่หลังสวนเบญจสิริ กรุงเทพมหานคร
BTS(skytrain): Phrom Phong station – Sukhumvit line, exit 2 or 6 (5min walk)
Website: http://veganerie.co.th
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Our favorite vegan restaurant in town offers a great variety of western and Thai cuisine.
Desserts are not a little page at the end of the menu, but a flagship on this fleet including milkshakes, ice-creams, pancakes, waffles, pies, crepes, scones, cakes, and many other finger-licking options.
If your focus is the main dishes, they don’t follow behind the dessert, flavorful unusual vegan creations that will leave you with only one problem; the hard job to choose one!

 

Lemon Farm
Organic Grocery Store
Address: 2nd floor, 84, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Watthana, Bangkok
Address in Thai: สุขุมวิท, 84 ซอย สุขุมวิท 55
BTS(skytrain): Thong Lo station – Sukhumvit line, exit
Website: http://www.lemonfarm.com/
Open from 10 am to 9:30 pm.

Time To Say Goodbye To Thailand And Explore Guangzhou, China

Great little store with a good range of vegans and organic options.
There are other locations around town.

 

Khun Churn – คุณเชิญ
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: G Floor, Bkk Mediplex Building, Sukhumvit Soi 42, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ซอย สุขุมวิท 42 กรุงเทพมหานคร (Bkk Mediplex ตึกเก๋ๆ เป็นโครงรูปตัว x อยู่ชั้น G) อ่านต่อได้ที่
BTS(skytrain): Ekkamai station – Sukhumvit line, exit 2 (2 min walk)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KhunChurnSukhumvit42
Open from 10 am to 8:30 pm.

Time To Say Goodbye To Thailand And Explore Guangzhou, China

Delightful traditional Thai food with indigenous veggies and full flavors.
A huge array of dishes to pick from, our favorite is the traditional northern Khao Soi.

 

Refreshing Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 159 Linhe West Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.149611,113.323114 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市林和西路159号
Open from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm.

 

Stay connected, loads of China adventures are coming soon!
Have you been to China? Let us know about your experiences in the comments below.❤️

Time To Say Goodbye To Thailand And Explore Guangzhou, China

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TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts You Have To Try

Today we come with a list to please your sweet tooth!
The delectable traditional Thai desserts, exotic pieces of heaven that everyone should try.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

1- Mango Sticky Rice – Khaoniao Mamuang

The simple look of the dish can mislead on how incredibly the ingredients compliment each other.
There’s just one way to understand it, you have to try it out!

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

2- Banana In Coconut Milk – Kluai Buat Chi

Once again, you’ll have to try it to understand this simple yet magical dish.
The coconut milk, often freshly made with the best coconuts in the world, hold outstanding taste on its own.
For Vegans: Some places may add cow milk, it is not a common practice but it’s possible, make sure to clarify your preferences.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

3- Coconut Ice Cream – Itim Kati

Served in a coconut shell with fresh slices of coconut meat, this finger-licking sweet is a must-try.
It has several toppings for you to choose from like corn, chia seeds, pumpkin, sweet potato, palm seeds, sticky rice, peanuts, pineapple, banana, and more.
For Vegans: Contrary to the original recipe, nowadays many sellers add cow milk to the mixture, this is the case in about 60% of the times, make sure to ask.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

4- Coconut Pancakes – Kanom Krok

These beauties are special from the way they are made to the final taste.
It can be filled with corn, sweet potato, taro, and even chives for a savory twist.
For vegans: So far I never came across a non-vegan one but I recommend to check every time.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

5- Grilled Bananas – Kluai Hak Muk

The site of them is so attractive, and so is the taste.
Sometimes complimented by some dry coconut shreds to delight even further.

 

6- Coconut Rice Custard – Kanom Tuay

With subtle taste, the beautifully presented dessert is a joy to the eyes and to the mouth.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

7- Coconut Biscuit With Pineapple Jam

The pineapple jam filling is to die for and it marries perfectly with the coconut biscuit.
This snack can be found everywhere in the country and the flavor is new and exciting, a party in your mouth.
For Vegans: There’s also version containing milk, make sure to always check the ingredients.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

8- Fresh Coconut Pancakes – Kanom Ba-Bin

When I first tried them, I couldn’t believe how incredible these taste.
Sometimes sweetened by dates and sprinkled with sesame seeds, they are the kind of thing you can give up a meal and just eat them instead.
For Vegans: They are mostly vegan but versions with eggs can be found, which gives a yellow coloring to it, always check the ingredients with the vendor.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

9- Thai Layered Jelly Cakes – Kanom Chan

The ancient dessert always counts with 9 layers, to bring fortune and prosperity.
Jelly-like, yet free of animals opposite from western jellies, the gluey texture is given by the tapioca and rice flour.

 

10- Thai Style Candied Pumpkin And Fruits

There are always street carts offering these sweets around the cities, they can also be found in street markets.
It can be found versions of banana, sweet potato, cassava, pumpkin, palm seeds, tamarind, taro, and more.

 

The best of all is that the 10 can be found naturally vegan, how awesome to be able to experience traditions and be kind at the same time!❤️
Don’t worry, if you want more, there’s plenty of awesome traditional desserts easily found around the country.
Have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments below!🍬

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Exploring Mae Salong – Thailand

The cool weather, the silence, nature, the people; all bringing a very sweet feeling of peace.
Mae Salong is indeed a place for relaxation, an escape from busy cities and minds.
One day in the village and my wish was to rent a hut for a month. There’s just something about it, a purity, a sense of calmness, I can’t really put it into words.

Mae Salong, Thailand

How To Get There + Village History

To see our first post about Mae Salong and understand a little more of their unique history click here.

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

Shin Sane Guesthouse & Bungalow
Address: 119 Moo 1, Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.165881,99.625559 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 119หมู่1 ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Website: https://www.shinsaneguesthouse.com/

Mae Salong, Thailand

The first guesthouse in Mae Salong established in 1970.
Great value for money, centrally sited, impeccably clean.

 

Morning Market
Address: Behind Shin Sane Guesthouse, Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.166035,99.625925 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Open from 5 am to 9 am, there are some fixed shops that will remain open until the afternoon.

Mae Salong, Thailand

An authentic market where real culture immersion happens.
The Akha people bring all sorts of exotic produce from their villages and even from neighbor Burma.
There’s a special energy about the little street market, a real sense of presence and happiness coming from everyone around.

Mae Salong, Thailand

 

Mae Toe Village – Akha Hill Tribe Village
Address: Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.175405,99.611967 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง

Following up the road behind the morning market, you’ll arrive at one of the Akha villages of the area.
It is a nice stroll around to learn more about their traditions and come in contact with it first hand.
When we stopped in a little convenience store-like place for a coffee, the big star of the village, we were surprised by it all being gifted for us in the end together with a bag of their family grown and roasted coffee.
It was fantastic to chat with them and be able to connect. If you wish to do the same, be aware that we spoke in Mandarin though, they couldn’t speak English.

 

Yang Ming
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 37/2 Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.164458,99.624246 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 37/2 ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Open from 8 am to 9 pm.

Mae Salong, Thailand

The mushroom with ginger and spices was heaven and the complimentary tea was the perfect balance for the chilling weather.
The restaurant is sited in a very simple yet somehow charming greenish wooden house where the family also runs a motorbike renting shop.

 

Xing Yang Tea Factory – ซิงหยาง
Address: Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.165725,99.629174 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Phone: 053-765037

When driving along the streets of Mae Salong you will see many tea factories, some which will be hands-on in the very time you are passing by and don’t mind curious tourists peeping around.
This was the case with Xing Yang, every time we passed by they were working and we just couldn’t go by one more time without having a closer look.
Even though they were busy and didn’t spoke English, they welcomed us really well and were happy to show us everything.
They also count with a shop just a few meters from their factory.

Mae Salong, Thailand

 

Wang Pu Tan – วังพุดตาล
Tea House and Plantation
Address: 1130 Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.165127,99.632916 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1130 ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Website: http://www.wangputtan.com/tea

Mae Salong, Thailand

The tea house offers great quality and variety, it’s an enjoyable tea tasting and shopping experience.
The plantations count with giant decorations and are a pleasure to stroll around.

 

101 Tea Plantation, Factory and Tea House – ไร่ชา 101
Address: 83 Moo 6, Tambon Mae Salong Nok, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.160544,99.660866 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 83 หมู่ที่ 6 ต.แม่สลองนอก อ.แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Website: http://www.101teaplantation.com/101teasmaesalong.html
Open from 7 am to 6 pm.

Mae Salong, Thailand

You can’t leave this place without visiting a tea house and plantation, it is a must to truly experience Mae Salong.
The 101 Tea is one of the places which gives you the complete process, an absolute joy to visit.
One of the most famous factories in town, named after the homophone 101 = Yi Ling Yi which sounds like “The Best” in the owner’s Taiwanese dialect.

 

Manomai Garden – สวนมโนมัย
Address: Mae Salong Nai, Mae Fa Luang
GPS: 20.164931,99.708615 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล แม่สลองใน อำเภอ แม่ฟ้าหลวง
Always open.

Mae Salong, Thailand

An unusual space by the road standing alone about 12 km from Mae Salong center.
The name means “Spiritual Garden”, it features Akha traditional swings used for special celebrations and rites of passage.
The swings are available for anyone passing by without any charge.

 

Pa Tueng Hot Spring – น้ำพุร้อนบ้านป่าตึง
Address: Pa Tueng, Mae Chan
GPS: 20.117514,99.797318 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ป่าตึง อำเภอ แม่จัน
Open from 6 am to 8 pm.

We knew that due Mae Salong’s location the weather would be colder, still, we had only long sleeves no actual warm jackets.
Imagine how delicious after a few days feeling cold to just deep into a hot spring water filled bath.
We couldn’t wait for it and it turned out to be comfy and relaxing as anticipated.😉

 

Oasis
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 612/93 Sirikorn Market Paholyothin Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.905563,99.835135 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Traditional J restaurant serving mostly pre-made affordable Thai food.
It’s slightly bigger than the average J, thus offering more dish options.
The traditional northern sausage was delicious, it’s a great chance to try northern Thai food that would otherwise contain animal products.

 

Akha River House
Budget Hotel
Address: 423/25 Moo 21, Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.916257,99.832216 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 423/25 หมู่ที่ 21 ถนน เกาะลอย 1 ตำบล เวียง อำเภอ เมืองเชียงราย
Website: http://www.akhahotel.com/

A budget riverside hotel run by the Akha people, prices go from 200 to 600 baht depending on the room.
The Akha are an indigenous hill tribe originally from China, they migrated to Southeast Asia in the early 20th century.
They are one of the largest hill tribe groups in Thailand.

 

 

What an amazing time we had in the northernmost province of Thailand.
What about you, ready to place it on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments below! ❤️

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Is There A beach In Chiang Rai ??! – Thailand

Chiang Rai is a big mix of attractions and is always full of surprises.
After our first experience in a hot spring up in the hills by the Akha village, we decided to try out one more in the region.
After that, pause for the always flavorful Thai food, a picturesque temple, and some relaxation at the beach on a beachless city.

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

Parthom
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Thanalai Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.907969,99.827196 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน ธนาลัย อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open from 6:30 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

Is There A beach In Chiang Rai ??! - Thailand

Traditional J style Thai restaurant offering a few western style dishes as well.
Affordable prices and central location.

 

Pong Phrabat Hot Spring
Address: 1511, Ban Du, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.977888,99.832179 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1511 ตำบล บ้านดู่ อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Admission: 20 baht for the communal pool, 50-120 baht private
Open from 8 am to 8 pm.

Located 10 km away from the city center.
Cheap Thai massage and street stalls available at the premises.

 

Lotus Leaf
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Phahonyothin Road, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.978047,99.859365 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน พหลโยธิน อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย

We found a vegan restaurant on the way back to the city center that is not on the map.
It is a simple J restaurant serving cheap Thai food.

 

Wat Huay Pla Kang – วัดห้วยปลากั้ง
Buddhist Temple
Address: 553/3 Rimkok, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.949786,99.806401 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 553 หมู่ 3 ตำบลริมกก อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดเชียงราย
Admission: free for the complex, 40 baht to enter the white statue
Website: http://www.wathyuaplakang.org/

An impressive temple counting with 2 breathtaking main constructions.
One of them is the 9-tiered pagoda, beautifully done and with plenty of details to be appreciated on each floor.
The other is an even bigger construction, a stunning white statue representing the Goddess of Mercy.
Sited 7 km away from the city center, the temple is quite new, established in 2001 with the Guan Yin stature being added later.

 

Chiang Rai Beach – หาดเชียงราย
Riverfront
Address: Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.917747,99.793693 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล รอบเวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย

There’s no actual beach in Chiang Rai, this is the way locals call a nice riverfront area on the outskirts of the city.
it is a nice place to grab a drink, have a picnic, and bath in the river.
If you have limited time in town, this can be skipped, it’s more of a relaxation moment after a tour day for those who have the luxury of time.

Is There A beach In Chiang Rai ??! - Thailand

 

Chiang Rai Rumleuk Kaffee Hub – เชียงรายรำลึก
Address: Thanon Baanpa Pragarn Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.907047,99.831324 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล เวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open from 6 pm to 12 am.

Cool cafe with the Clock Tower as a view.

 

Oasis
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 612/93 Sirikorn Market Paholyothin Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.905563,99.835135 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Traditional J restaurant serving mostly pre-made affordable Thai food.
It’s slightly bigger than the average J, thus offering more dish options.
The traditional northern sausage was delicious, it’s a great chance to try northern Thai food that would otherwise contain animal products.

 

Loads of adventures in Northern Thailand are coming, stay tuned!🇹🇭

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Staying With The Akha Hill Tribe – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Located 24 km from Chiang Rai city center, 1500 m above sea level, the Akha village can be found.
The scenic ride couldn’t be more pleasing passing by rice fields, hot springs, mountain, rivers, temples, villages, and lush greens.
When arriving in the village the theme is kept, it’s placed in a valley surrounded by tea plantations.

The Akha are an indigenous hill tribe originally from China, they migrated to Southeast Asia in the early 20th century.
They are one of the largest hill tribe groups in Thailand.
We had the pleasure to spend some time with them and their beautiful surroundings and here goes some tips for you to do it too.

 

The Hotel

Luckily, for those who wish to stay, the Akha run a budget hotel inside their village.
Prices go from 200 to 1200 baht depending on the room.
The bamboo bungalow fits perfectly with the environment and creates a magical light effect when the sunrise comes.
Everything is very simple, more suitable for those who don’t mind budget stays.
Here their website: http://www.akhahill.com/

 

How To Get there

Sited 13 km away from the city center, some kind of transportation will be needed to access the village.
To better explore Chiang Rai, we recommend renting a motorcycle( 200 baht per day) or a car during your stay(if you are an experienced driver).
If that is not desired or possible, free transport (on limited hours) is offered for those staying at their hotel.
Another option is grabbing a taxi or booking guided treks on the surroundings.

GPS: 19.943575,99.672874 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.akhahill.com/

 

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

Full Moon Wellness Cafe
Address: 118/9 T. Sang Khong Noi, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.901473,99.823570 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 118/9 ถนน สันโค้งน้อย ตำบล รอบเวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fullmoonwellnesscafe/
Open from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.

Cool space with healthy options, counts with vegan choices.
Just one of the granolas doesn’t contain honey, be aware of that if you are vegan.

 

Boonsita – บุญสิตา
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 1041/7 Sathorn Payabarn Road, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.901521,99.830462 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1041/7 ถ.สถานพยาบาล ต.รอบเวียง อ.เมือง จ.เชียงราย
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/boonsitahealthyfood/
Open from 7 am to 4:30 pm, closed on Saturdays.

 

Click here to have a look in our first video visiting the Chiang Rai Akha village and here to see our visit to the Akha in Chiang Mai.
Stick around for more of our stay with the Akha!☀️

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The Black House and Doi Tung Mountain – Chiang Rai, Thailand

So many stunning and unique things to see on Chiang Rai and its surroundings!
How wonderful to be able to experience all these new places and sensations in one day!

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

Tamachat
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: Sanambin Road, T Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.906253,99.828596 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนนสนามบิน อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open from 7 am to 3 pm, closed on Sundays.

Traditional J style veggie restaurant serving simple Thai food with several booths in one location.

 

Baandam Museum – The Black House – พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านดำ
Address: 414 Moo 13, Nanglae, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.991623,99.861111 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 414 หมู่ 13 ตำบล นางแล อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Website: http://www.thawan-duchanee.com/
Admission: 80 baht
Open from 9 am to 5 pm.

The part museum, part home created by the national artist Thawan Duchanee is a popular site in Chiang Rai.
It can be found 11 km from the city center and features work that mixes modern and traditional Thai art.
Together with the main black house, there are several other buildings arranged on a quiet garden.
The artist interpretation of Buddhist philosophy is controversial but nowadays mostly accepted by Thai people and representing their culture around the world.
IMPORTANT: For vegan,s it is a hard walk around, we completely respect the work of the artist but the scenes can be very strong for vegans and we recommend skipping it.

 

Give Green Farm
Organic Restaurant
Address: 300 Moo 13, Near Baan Dam Black House Museum, Nanglae, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.992426,99.859063 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 300 หมู่ 13 ตำบล นางแล อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open from 7 am to 7 pm.

The Black House and Doi Tung Mountain - Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

Mae Fah Luang Botanical Gardens – สวนรุกขชาติแม่ฟ้าหลวง – Doi Tung – ดอยตุง
Gardens, Royal Villa and Arboretum
Address: Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai
GPS: 20.289688,99.810313 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล แม่ฟ้าหลวง อำเภอ แม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Website: http://www.maefahluang.org/
Admission: 90 baht each or 220 for a combo
Open from 7 am to 5:30 pm.

Found 60 km from the city center and 18 km from Burma, the beautiful place is also history rich.
Doi Tung was once a dangerous area, where opium was produced and trade.
The Princess Srinagarindra, who was given the title of Princess Mother by the hill tribe people, organized a Royal project to help the local villagers to have a new source of income and thus not depend on the opium production starting in the late 60’s. It was part of the government efforts to eradicate opium in the country.
Nowadays the problems are in the past, the villagers switched crops, they sell their produce and crafts, and work at the princess project.
The coffee and macadamia from Doi Tung are now famous and well appreciated all over Thailand.
Plants from many climates and regions can be found at the impeccable gardens, the Royal villa where the princess used to stay can now be visited as well.

 

Hill Tribes Street Market
Address: Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai
GPS: 20.290986,99.811622 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล แม่ฟ้าหลวง อำเภอ แม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Open from 7 am to 5:30 pm.

The Akha people and other hill tribes have a street market just outside the Mae Fah Luang gardens.
It is an awesome place to see exotic fruits and seeds, tribal clothing and accessories, and to taste and stash tea from their plantations.

The Black House and Doi Tung Mountain - Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

Choui Fong Tea Plantation – ไร่ชา ฉุยฟง
Address: 97 Moo 8 Pasang, Maechan, Chiang Rai
GPS: 20.199877,99.816431 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 97 หมู่ 8 ตำบล ป่าซาง อำเภอ แม่จัน เชียงราย
Website: http://www.chouifongtea.com/en
Open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Located 40 km from the city center holding a stunning view.
It’s perfect for those who want to relax in a peaceful environment.
Sited in the way to Doi Tung, perfect to fit in a day itinerary to explore that area.

 

J Vegetarian Restaurant – ร้านอาหารเจ ป้าพลอย
Address: 17/1 Moo 2, Pa Tueng, Mae Chan
GPS: 20.148871,99.849527 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 17/1 หมู่ที่ 2 ตำบล ป่าตึง อำเภอ แม่จัน
Facebook Page: ร้านอาหารเจ ป้าพลอย
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.

 

Chiang Rai Saturday Night Walking Street – ถนนคนเดินเชียงราย
Street Market
Address: Thanalai Road, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.908752,99.830763 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน ธนาลัย อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย
Open Saturdays from 6 pm to 12 pm.

The coolest market in town!
If you happen to be in Chiang Rai on a Saturday we definitely recommend you to visit it.
In case you are lucky to spot the dates and coconut pancake stall, make sure to try it, they are extremely delicious and vegan!

The Black House and Doi Tung Mountain - Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

 

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Ancient Pottery Village, Sunset Temples, Archaeological Park Night Market – Old Sukhothai, Thailand

The pottery used by the ancient Sukhothai that still exists today, a lively night market with an unbeatable view, and blessings from the magical hilltop are some of the adventures of today.

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

Ban Thung Luang Pottery Village And Community Center
Address: Ban Thung Luang, Khiri Mat, Sukhothai
GPS: 16.875536,99.790695 (entrance of the village, the location of the first sign to follow to the community center)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ทุ่งหลวง อำเภอ คีรีมาศ สุโขทัย
Website: http://www.otoptoday.com/en/wisdom/8188/Baan%20Thung%20Luang%20Earthenware
Open from 8 am to 4 pm.