The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! – Thailand

Time to explore Yao Yai!
Our first stop is the most stunning point of the island, which showed us breathtaking views on the way.

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

Loh Jark Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.933772,98.574445

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

Our hotel was located on this beach.
It is a quiet and beautiful stretch of sand, only disturbed by an unfortunate pier construction right in the middle of the bay.

 

Laem Had Beach
North East Of The Island
GPS: 8.079725,98.593846

The most beautiful beach in Koh Yao Yai, a must see.

 

Chaba Restaurant
North East Of The Island
Address: Unnamed Road near Better View Resort, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.052932,98.597875 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

The communication in order to get a vegan meal was quite hard, it is usually much simpler even when no English is spoken.
For that reason, we recommend trying somewhere else.

 

Lo Paret Beach
Middle West Of The Island
GPS: 7.981469,98.569057

 

Dr. Saad Medical Massage
Middle West Of The Island
Address: Ban Lo Po, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 7.997343,98.590189 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.doctorsaad.com/
Phone: +66 (0)89 68 599 40
Open from 10 am to 10 pm, will open earlier with an appointment.

The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! - Thailand

A third-generation blind masseur with the reputation of curing all kinds of physical issues.

 

Banrimnam Restaurant
North Of The Island
Address: Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.083535,98.564507 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ท่าเรือ คลองเหีย เกาะยาวใหญ่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Baan-Rim-Nam-Ko-Yao-Yai-1359999024019496/
Open from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

A pier view restaurant which will cook yummy vegan food under request.

 

There are many more blue skies and sandy days coming soon! Stay tuned!

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How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island – Thailand

Time to explore a new Thai island! There we go Koh Yao Yai!
Expect all you need to know about the island soon, starting today let’s see how to get there:

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

 

How To Get From Phuket To Koh Yao Yai

There’s no airport in Koh Yao Yai, after getting nearby the island the only way to access it is by boat.
The closest point is Phuket (Click here to see how to get to Phuket), we’ll be explaining how to transfer from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai step-by-step.
As you saw on the video there are 2 piers which can be used for this route. One is called Bang Rong Pier located on the northeast of the island and the other one is called Chianwanich located at the southeast of the island.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand so save about 1 hour to go from your hotel to either of these piers, the best is asking your hotel how long it will take because if you are staying out of the main beaches time may differ. There’s no public transportation to access the piers, scheduling a taxi will be needed.
Bang Rong Pier pier counts with speed boat and private longtail boats only. Chianwanich Pier has speed boats and car ferry for those who can’t/don’t want to ride a speed boat or wishes to bring a car/motorbike together. Speed boat rides take about 40 min, the car ferry and longtail boat take 1 hour.
Here the boat timetable:

Boats from Phuket To Koh Yao Yai

 Speed BoatCar FerryLongtail Boat
Chianwanich Pier
(arrive at Loh Jark Pier)
- 10:00, 17:00 (there are more boats in between this times without accurate schedule)
- 200 baht per person
- 08:30, 10:00, 14:00
(no service on Fridays)
- 140 baht per person, 400 baht with car
X
Bang Rong Pier
(arrive at Klong Hia Pier)
- 07:40, 08:40, 09:15, 09:40, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17:30
- 300 baht per person
X- private, schedule up to you during day time
- 2000 baht per boat

Another thing to be considered is if your hotel in Koh Yao Yai offers the transfer, contact them beforehand and remember to specify the departure pier.
Is also important to check the location of your hotel because the final stops of the boats depend from where they departed, for example, from Bang Rong Pier pier they stop in Klong Hia Pier(unless you hire a private long tail that will leave you at your hotel) and Chianwanich pier will leave you at Loh Jark Pier in Koh Yao Yai.
As these boats can’t be booked with travel agents or hotels in town, information is scarce and often inaccurate. The only way to buy the tickets is in person at the piers which are located quite far away from the main hotel areas. Yet, there’s always available space in the boats and/or extra boats departing, don’t worry about staying without tickets (unless you’re bringing a car, then calling the pier in advance is advisable, help from a Thai speaker will be needed, phone: (087) 896 0756 or (087) 2720132.

 

We were welcomed by a new shade of blue to our eyes on the island sky, the masterpiece was completed with a touch of swinging coconut trees.
Sand down, sun up, what a wonderful world!💙

 

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Kamala Beach – Phuket – Thailand

Sleep deprived yet bubbling energy for everything around.
Stunning Thailand deserves every drop of awakens we can get.😉

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

Don Mueang International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง
Address: 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 222 ถนน วิภาวดีรังสิต แขวง สนามบิน เขต ดอนเมือง กรุงเทพมหานคร
Bus: For the bus schedule, you can check the official airport website: http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/381-public-transport
Train service: Hua Lamphong train station is connected with Don Mueang Airport, for more information about trains you can check the official website of State Railway of Thailand: www.railway.co.th
Official website: http://donmueangairportthai.com

Kamala Beach - Phuket - Thailand

Asia’s oldest operating airport uses terminal 2 for domestic flights and terminal 1 for international flights.

Kamala Beach – หาดกมลา
GPS: 7.956761,98.283019

On our first and second time in Phuket we stay around Kata and Karon area, this time we wanted to explore a new area.
We chose Kamala due to its fame of an area preferred by locals, we had a short yet sweet stay in the busy beach.
In order to better explore Phuket, we suggest renting a motorbike or car to visit neighbor beaches, the views in between them and the uniqueness they bring are a must.

 

How To Get To Phuket

We have a step-by-step explanation including diverse transportation on how to get to Phuket from our first time there.
Click here to see it.

 

This time we had a short stay in beautiful Phuket but there’s more sun, sand, and sea coming up soon! Stay tuned!

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The Best Sunset In Bangkok !!! – Thailand

We are back to our loved Bkk, back to the Land Of Smiles!
Expect outstanding meals, views, and experiences all day long.
It is always a pleasure to be in the middle of such warm weather and hearts, we are grateful and filled with joy, time to explore!

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

Siam Self Storage
2 locations in Bangkok
Address: Location 1- 8 Udomsuk 31, Sukhumvit 103, Prakhanon – Location 2- 7 Ramkhamhaeng Soi 15, Huamark
GPS: Location1- 13.680324,100.624551 – Location2- 13.753663,100.608374 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: https://www.siam-selfstorage.com
Open from Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am to 1 pm, 24 hours open for active clients.
*Not sponsored.

In case you need storage during your trip have a look at their website.
We used it twice and it was pretty handy.

 

Veganerie Siam Paragon
Vegan Restaurant, 4 locations in Bangkok
Address: G floor, 991 Siam Paragon, Rama I Road, Bangkok
GPS: 13.747171,100.534488 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 991 อาคารสยามพารากอน แขวง ปทุมวัน เขต ปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร
BTS(skytrain): Siam – Sukhumvit line, exit 3
Website: https://www.veganerie.co.th/contact-branches/
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

The vegan paradise has a few stores around the city if in the area or with time in the schedule we advise to visit Veganerie Concept, the bigger one which offers a huge variety of dishes.

 

Sunset Bar’s With Wat Arun View
*The address is a reference for the area, there are several restaurants and bars around this point.
Address: Maharat Road (then choose one of the alleys/cafes towards the riverfront around Pratu Nokyung Alley), Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Bangkok
GPS: 13.743804,100.492016 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for approximated location)

 

Wat Arun – Temple Of Dawn – วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร
Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahaviharn
Address: 158 Wang Doem Road, Talat Noi, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok
GPS: 13.743689,100.488913 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 158 ถนน วังเดิม แขวง ตลาดน้อย เขต บางกอกใหญ่ กรุงเทพมหานคร
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2 (then take the boat at Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร)
Boat: Tha Tien pier, then take a shuttle boat across the river(some boats will stop in front of Wat Arun, ask the staff)
Website: http://www.watarun.net
Admission: 50 baht per person for foreigners
Open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The Buddhist temple is placed by the Chao Phraya river and is one of Thailand’s landmark.
It is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhism, thus highly venerated by Thai people.
It is stunning by day and by night, shinning in such special way that impresses everyone.
After a day visit, we recommend crossing to the east side of the river to watch the sunset with the temple in perspective.

 

Mango
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 13 Thanon Tanao, Pranakorn, Bangkok (near Khao San Road)
GPS: 13.759612,100.499256 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: เลขที่ 13 ถนนตะนาว บวรนิเวศ เขต พระนคร กรุงเทพมหานคร
BTS(skytrain): Ratchathewi – Sukhumvit line, exit 3 (then take taxi/tuk-tuk for the next 4km)
Canal Boat (Klhong Saen Saeb): Phanfa Leelard pier (interchange at Pratunam pier if needed), then take a tuk-tuk/taxi.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MANGO-Vegetarian-Vegan-Reastaurant-and-Art-Gallery/821759707838666
Open from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Delicious restaurant nearby Khao San Road.

 

A new journey started in alluring Thailand, stay connected to see all the beauty and adventure coming up!
Have you ever been to Thailand? Share your experience and favorite places with us in the comments below!💙

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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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Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss – VEGAN-FRIENDLY

Thailand already has all one can ask for, from ravishing nature to kind people, and yet it gets better!
The beauty and smiles are wrapped by fragrant, colorful, delectable food.
Apart from the incredible taste, the rich use of ingredients carries medicinal benefits for those who indulge in Thai cuisine.
Exotic flavors bring a whole experience of their own when traveling around this stunning country.

1- Khao Soi – ข้าวซอย

A Northern Thai dish, also traditional in Lao and Myanmar, the scrumptious Khao Soi is a must try while in Thailand.
It contains a mix of boiled and fried noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, lime, ground chili and curry-like sauce with coconut milk.
FOR VEGANS: Only possible to eat it on vegetarian or vegan restaurants, most of the other places will add eggs to the noodles.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

2- Pad Thai – ผัดไทย

The famous stir-fried rice noodle with chopped roasted peanuts, tofu, tamarind pulp, red chili peppers, shallots, sugar, lime, bean sprouts, and leeks turns into a regular for anyone who tries it once.
It’s believed to have been introduced to the Ayutthaya Kingdom by Chinese traders, turned into a national dish, and nowadays Pad Thai is listed number 5 on a list of “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by a CNN poll.
FOR VEGANS: Order with tofu as a replacement for the meat and make sure to clarify you’re vegan because some places can add oyster sauce for saltiness.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

3- Tom Yum – ต้มยำ

The unique hot and sour soup is an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
With Thai origin, it counts with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, galangal, crushed chili peppers, mushroom, coriander, tomato, sugar, and white onion to blow your mind.
FOR VEGANS: In general restaurants will offer it with shrimps, sometimes other meats, ask for a vegetable Tom Yum. Some places mix animal stock and/or fish sauce in the sauce and won’t be able to serve you.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

4- Papaya Salad – ส้มตำ

In every corner, you’ll come across the exotic spicy salad.
Contrary to what you may expect, the dish is not sweet, it’s savory.
Peanuts, carrot, unripe papaya, sour lime, palm sugar, hot chili are the key ingredients. Other things may be added like tomatoes, green beans or other veggies.
The unusual dish probably originated in Lao and is also eaten in Cambodia and Vietnam.
FOR VEGANS: Most places will use oyster sauce, it can be replaced with soy sauce. Some spots will add shrimp, make sure to clarify you are vegan.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY
5- Fried Rice – ข้าวผัด
Basil Fried Rice – ข้าวผัดกะเพรา

Fried Thai jasmine rice mixed with chili and veggies, getting even better with the basil leaves variation.
The plate comes with a lime and some raw chopped veggies, like cucumber and chives, to add yet more flavor.
It has many variants in different cities and even restaurants.
FOR VEGANS: Often oyster sauce is used, only asking for no meat is not enough, explain that you are vegan.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

6- Red Curry – แกงเผ็ด

A mouth-watering concoction of red curry paste with coconut milk.
The base paste is made with mortar and pestle, with the red coming from the chilies.
Garlic, shallots, galangal, salt, kaffir lime, coriander root, cumin seeds, peppercorns, and lemongrass are the other ingredients that make it so special and flavorful.
FOR VEGANS: The traditional paste may contain shrimp paste, vegans must ask about the paste composition apart from the meatless request.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

7- Vegetable Fried Cashew Nuts – ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์

Mixed veggies complement the delicious star of the dish, the usually locally produced cashews.
Often times it includes onion and bell pepper but all kinds of variations can be found.
FOR VEGANS: Explain that you’re vegan and want your food without fish sauce.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

8- Tom Ka – ต้มข่า

Everywhere you will be able to find a Tom Ka, which consists of a hot and sour soup with coconut milk.
In addition, it features galangal, kaffir lime, lemongrass, chili, coriander, and lime juice.
The dish is also traditional in Lao.
FOR VEGANS: Ask for a veggie Tom Ka, always remembering to request for no fish sauce.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

9- Spring Rolls – อาหารไทย ปอเปี๊ยะทอด

A crispy treat, classic in many countries and likewise a Thai sweetheart.
The rice paper holds grated carrot, vermicelli, and shredded cabbage – extra ingredients sometimes are added.
The sweet chili and peanut sauce dip wrap the flavors together and create sheer perfection.
FOR VEGANS: Some places will use egg batter together with the flour to cover the roll, make sure to check with each place as it varies.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

10- Green Curry – แกงเขียวหวาน

The color comes from the green chilies which are mixed with coconut milk in the curry base.
A proper green curry comes with Thai eggplant and pea aubergine, other veggies are added too (especially green ones) but the first two are signature of the dish.
FOR VEGANS: Apart from choosing the veggie option, inform you can’t eat fish sauce, some restaurants won’t be able to serve you because of added animal products to the paste.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

11- Larb – ลาบ

Traditionally from Lao, this meat salad is usually veganized with mushrooms or soy protein.
It is rich in dried spices and seasonings, often containing onion and lime.
FOR VEGANS: Non-veggie sites may have mushroom larb, specify that you’re vegan and wish no fish sauce or other animal stocks.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

12- Massaman Curry – มัสมั่น

Originated in Thailand but having foreign influences, the curry paste contains non-traditional spices as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, and nutmeg. These are mixed with traditional dried chili, coriander, lemongrass, galangal, white pepper, shallots, and garlic.
The paste is fried with coconut cream and the other ingredients are added, as tamarind paste and vegetables.
Veggie Massaman usually contain potatoes but can be found with other veggies as base as well.
FOR VEGANS: As always in Thailand, fish sauce may be added unless you request otherwise.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

 

*There are so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Thailand that with some effort you’ll be able to eat in this places most of the time or all the time depending on your area/city.
When in a “normal” restaurants say you are J (Buddhist vegan – also don’t include garlic, onion, scallions, chives, leeks), that will help anyone understand even if they don’t speak English or are not familiar with the western concept of veganism. KIN J = EAT VEGAN. The understanding of being vegetarian is immediate for everyone and some people will ask you if you eat eggs, for example, in order to clarify.

 

You can’t leave without checking off every single item of this list!
Make sure to keep it on hands, delightful, finger-licking moments await you!😉
Have you tried some (or all!) of this dishes? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.❤️

 

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The Unique Blue Temple – Wat Rong Seur Ten – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Everyone that comes to Chiang Rai will visit the White Temple but not everyone knows about the stunning Blue one.
This beauty, rich in details and colors, is on our must-see list while in Chiang Rai.

The local villagers wanted to have a temple nearby and decided to build it where a 100 years old temple ruin was located.
Rong Seur Ten means “House Of The Dancing Tiger”, named after the actual tigers that used to jump the Mae Kok river in this area in the past.
It was established in 2005 and completed in 2016, still, in 2018 when we visited we could see new features getting done.
The artist is a student of Chalermchai Kositpipat, the White Temple creator, thus a modern take can be seen in between the traditional Buddhist style.

The inside walls depict the life of Buddha, with the blue color representing the Dharma.
Together with the main blue, the color pallet of the paintings is breathtaking and use unique shades compared to any other temples in Thailand.
The white Buddha statue is a beautiful contrast with the colors and at the same time reflects the blue walls, a true show of colors.

How To Get There

Located 3 km away from the city center, some kind of transportation will be needed to access the temple.
To better explore Chiang Rai, we recommend renting a motorcycle or car during your stay(if you are an experienced driver).
If that is not desired or possible, grab a taxi or tuk-tuk which will cost around 50-100 baht. Make sure to think about the ride back in case you see there’s no waiting transportation around the temple.
We rented a motorcycle for 200 baht per day.

Wat Rong Seur Ten – วัดร่องเสือเต้น – The Blue Temple
Address: 306 Moo 2, Maekok Road, T Rim Kok, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.923392,99.841739 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 306 หมู่ที่ 2 ถนน แม่กก ตำบล ริมกก อำเภอ เมืองเชียงราย
Admission: free
Open from 6 am to 8 pm.

The Blue Temple - Wat Rong Seur Ten - Chiang Rai, Thailand

Here other 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, is a great chance to try northern Thai food that would otherwise contain animal products.

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There are so many incredible adventures in Chiang Rai coming soon!!! Stay tuned!🇹🇭

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The Enigmatic White Temple!!! – Wat Rong Khun – Chiang Rai, Thailand

For our first day in Chiang Rai, nothing could be better than visiting the long-awaited White Temple!

History and Curiosities

The original Wat Rong Khun was in bad shape and with failed plans for renovation when Chalermchai Kositpipat(เฉลิมชัย โฆษิตพิพัฒน์), a local artist, decided to rebuild the temple and fund it himself.
Nowadays, the privately-owned temple complex has seen 40 million baht investment from his dedicated owner, which plans to expand it further including a meditation teaching center between others until 2070.

The Enigmatic White Temple!!! - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chalermchai Kositpipat

The famous image that comes to mind when talking about the White Temple, is actually the temple ubosot (ordination hall), which is completely shiny white a traditional three-tiered roof and holds a surprise interior that is the total contrast.
Visitors are only allowed to take pictures and record outside the buildings, turning the interior in a big surprise for many.
Not only the color and intricate detail make the temple famous, the artist is known for mixing traditional Thai Buddhist art with contemporary images, and the Wat is not an exception.
In the past, Chalermchai has been strongly criticized by the more conservative Thais for his ways but since then, his polemical work started to grow on his people.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of people wanting to see the temple every day, the walk through the main building is rushed by the staff which are trying to avoid the line to stop.

Symbolism

The white color symbolizes the purity of Buddha and the mirrored glass his wisdom and reflective kindness.
Not only the ubosot is white but all the surrounding gates, statues, and buildings causing an alluring effect. With the exception of one golden building which represents the body and the worldly desires while the white representing the mind and illumination.

The ordination hall tells you a story from beginning to end, every single piece has a reason behind it, a Buddhist philosophical meaning. Here I give you the tip of the iceberg, there’s much more to be learned about it.
When you first come to the entrance there’s a bridge over a lake reflecting the building helping to complete the enthralling effect.
This section symbolizes the “Cycle Of Rebirth” where you walk by a sea of reaching hands coming from the floor representing the desires, greediness, and temptations.
The second bridge flanked by two giant teeth, a symbolism of the devil teeth, is a representation of Mount Meru (the sacred mountain consider to be the center of all universes).

After the bridge, comes “The Gate Of Heaven” where stands the statues of Death and Rahu, the deities who decide the fate of the dead.
Crossing this path is a sign of escaping the cycle of death and rebirth and becoming free (Nirvana), which in western philosophy would be the going from hell to heaven.

Then you’ll enter the ubusot, where the immediate contrast hits. The white world you were in, transforms in a colorful one, depicting the good and the evil with a mix of modern (Spice Man, Angry Birds, Elvis, spaceships, etc) and traditional Buddhist characters.
Unconventional and interesting paintings showing the wicked state of present humanity.

How To Get There

Located 13 km away from the city center, some kind of transportation will be needed to access the temple.
To better explore Chiang Rai, we recommend renting a motorcycle or car during your stay(if you are an experienced driver).
If that is not desired or possible, public buses depart Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 to Wat Rong Khun and cost 20 baht.
Another option is grabbing a taxi or tuk-tuk which will cost around 300 baht.
We rented a motorcycle for 200 baht per day.

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Wat Rong Khun – วัดร่องขุ่น – The White Temple
Address: 1208 Road, T Pa O Don Chai, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.824333,99.763036 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1208 ตำบล ป่าอ้อดอนชัย อำเภอเ มืองเชียงราย
Website: http://www.watrongkhun.org/
Admission: 50 baht (the other areas in the temple complex are free of charge)
Open from 8 am to 5:30 pm.

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

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.

 

Sabaijai Hostel & Café – สบายใจโฮสเทล&คาเฟ่
Vegan-friendly
Address: 869/135-136 Thai Viwat Alley, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.906070,99.831348 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 869/135-136 ถ.ไทยวิวัฒน์อุทิศ (เจ็ดยอด) ตำบล เวียง อำเภอ เมืองเชียงราย
Website: http://www.sabaijaihostel.com/
Open from 8 am to 9 pm.

Centrally located cafe offering vegan options.

The Enigmatic White Temple!!! - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

The first picture I saved on my bucket list was one of the White Temple, at that time, I didn’t even know it was in Thailand.
Visiting this place is a landmark on my journey towards a more conscious life, knowing now about the symbolism, what a bridge to cross.😉

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From Chiang Mai To ???? – Get To Know Our Next Destination! – Thailand

From the latest capital of the Lanna Kingdom to the former one, Chiang Mai(founded in 1296) to Chiang Rai(founded in 1262), Kingdom that became part of present-day Thailand in 1920.
Our time in Chiang Mai has come to an end and the excitement of discovering the largest northernmost city in Thailand is up!
We recommend you to do it too, and for that, first you have to get there:

How To Get From Chiang Mai To Chiang Rai

🚌 By Bus

⚫️Step 1: From the Old City To Arcade Bus Station
Buses to Chiang Rai depart from Arcade Bus Station which is located about 4,5 km far from the old city.
There are a few different options on how to get to the station:
-By Minibus
They depart from several points in the city, but locals don’t know anything about it, you have to be able to find it yourself.
The reason behind it is that most of the people use other transportations, still, this is the cheapest way to get to the station for only 15 baht per person (waiting time between buses is 20 min).
There’s a website with the route but no English translation, the minibus going towards Arcade stops at the old city nearby Wat Prasat, Wat Tung Yu, and The Phae Gate(have a look at other stops in the picture below).
Street signs are placed in the sidewalk on the points where the B1 bus stops(have a look at the picture to have it as reference). They work from 6 am to 6 pm.

-By Tuk-Tuk
The famous transportation will charge about 150 baht for a ride to the bus station.

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-By Songthaews/Red Trucks
A larger version of a tuk-tuk, able to carry more passengers, will charge 30 baht per person and will depart when full.
Ask your hotel where is the nearest stop, if you only catch one passing by, the price is not the same.
-By Taxi
Usually, the taxis will have a fixed fare of 150 baht, bargaining may be needed.

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

⚫️Step 2: Ticket
Surprisingly, there is only one company running buses to Chiang Rai, it’s called “Greenbus”.
There are also private minibusses but they don’t depart from the station, you can purchase this on the travel agencies around town.
Greenbus has coaches departing at least every hour from 6:45 am to 6 pm, have a look at their website for the latest timetable: https://www.greenbusthailand.com/website/en/services/bus/time-table .
The ride takes from 3,5 to 4 hours and costs 129, 166, 258 baht depending on the class.
Most travel agencies in the old city don’t book the tickets(double check with your hotel, maybe you are lucky), it’s needed to go to Arcade to but it yourself. That being said, Arcade is far from the city center, most of the time there will be bus tickets available for the same day(a few hours gap is likely) but in case you have a tight schedule you should buy it in advance. If you arrived in Chiang Mai by bus and know when you want to leave, buy it at the station before coming to the city.

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⚫️Step 3: Arriving In Chiang Rai
There are 2 stations in town, the old Bus Terminal 1 (located in the city center) and the new one Bus Terminal 2 (7 km from the city center).
The right one to get off the bus will depend on where you’re staying but is very likely that you are somewhere near the old station.
Buses will stop first at the new one, make sure to stay on the bus if you are heading to the city center, the next stop will be the old station.
The Bus Terminal 1 is located 5 min from the clock tower, most hotels will be within walking distance.

Arriving at Chiang Rai Bus Termianl 1

Chiang Rai Old Bus Terminal (Bus Terminal 1)
Address: Prasopsook Road, Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.904778,99.834458 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน ประสพสุข ตำบล เวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย

The station is just next to the Night Bazaar
🚃 By Train

There are no trains to Chiang Rai, the nearest train stop is in Chiang Mai itself.

✈️ By Flight

The 2 cities are not that far from each other, by bus it takes about 4 hours, for that reason flight departing from Chiang Mai will have a stopover in Bkk before heading to Chiang Rai, what makes flying the same length or even longer than a bus ride.
It will be up to your preferences whether you think it is worth it or not.

Chiang Mai International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่
Address: 60 Mahidol Road, Su Thep, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.766063,98.964481 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 60 ถนน มหิดล ตำบล สุเทพ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://chiangmaiairportthai.com/th

🚕 By Taxi/ Car/ Motorbike

*It is possible to rent a car and drive to Chiang Rai by yourself as it’s not a complicated route. This is only recommended for those who have experience driving in Southeast Asia.
*Some people will do the run by motorbike, which we do not recommend due to the heavy traffic of trucks and buses on the highway.
*Some taxis can do the way, not every taxi in the street will accept going that far. If this is something you are thinking about, ask your hotel for a reliable contact and plan in advance. The trip will take around 3 hours and cost from 2000 to 3500 baht one way.

 

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

☛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.

 

☛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

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To see how to get to it, read the “By Bus, Step 1” above.

 

☛Central Festival Chiang Mai – เซ็นทรัลเฟสติวัล เชียงใหม่
Shopping Mall
Address: 999/9, Hwy Chiang Mai-Lampang Frontage Road, T. Fah Ham, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.807357,99.018127 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 999/9 ถนน ซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ เชียงใหม่-ลำปาง ตำบล ฟ้าฮ่าม
Website: http://www.centralfestival.co.th/location/
Open from 11 am to 9:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 10 pm.

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Cinema time

Sited 10 min walk from the Arcade Bus Station, it is a nice scape for those who need to wait a few hours until the bus departing time.
There are restaurants and other shops around the station if need to wait for short periods of time or have no interest in visiting a shopping mall. We personally decided to watch a movie during our wait, therefore, the shopping mall was the perfect place.

 

☛Chiang Rai Old Bus Terminal (Bus Terminal 1)
Address: Prasopsook Road, Wiang, Chiang Rai
GPS: 19.904778,99.834458 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน ประสพสุข ตำบล เวียง อำเภอเมืองเชียงราย

There are 2 bus stations in Chiang Rai, to see which one is the most suitable for you have a look at “By Bus, Step 3” above.

 

☛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 the 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.

 

☛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.

 

Plenty of Chiang Rai adventures are coming up soon! Stay tuned!✨

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Silver Temple – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tradition that has been kept for centuries is available for us in all corners of Chiang Mai.
A delightful city, with features that can please diverse tastes, and won’t break the bank.
The easiness Thailand provides is fantastic, highly appreciated, and most recommended!

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

☛Wat Srisuphan – วัดศรีสุพรรณ – The Silver Temple
Buddhist Temple
Address: 100 Wua Lai Road, Tambon Haiya, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.778779,98.983677 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 100 ถนนวัวลาย ตำบล หายยา อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: https://watsrisuphancnxth.business.site/
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.

In the middle of a traditional silver-making village seats the Lanna-style Wat Srisuphan.
All around the temple, the craftsmanship can be appreciated but the ubosot (ordination hall) is the apex of their work.
Made of silver, nickel and aluminum panels the active ordination hall can only be entered by men.
Free English talks with the monks and meditation classes are available for anyone interested.
In the surroundings are found the silver shops, which use techniques that have been passed down over the centuries.

 

☛Aum
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 1/4 Suriyawong Road, Haiya, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.778391,98.988095 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1/4 ซอย สุริยวงษ์ ตำบล หายยา อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AumVegetarianRestaurant/
Open from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.

A simple veggie restaurant attached to a guesthouse with many veganizing possibilities.

 

☛Chiang Chang Coffe & Tea
Address: 169 Ratchapakhinai Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.792863,98.989978 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 169 ถนน ราชภาคินัย ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CHIANG-CHANG-558953827615376/
Open from 10 am to 9 pm.

A stunning combination of traditional Thai and modern architecture.
Perfect for a tea/coffee break while still immersed in the beauty of the city.

 

☛Tien Sieng – เทียนเซียง
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 54-56 Phra Pok Klao Road, Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.782490,98.988865 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 54-56 ถ.พระปกเกล้า ต. พระสิงห์, เมืองเชียงใหม่
Open from 6:30 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

Serving simple pre-made J style Thai food for affordable prices.

 

☛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/

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cozy backpacker style hotel.

 

☛Reform Kafé
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 1/4 Sri Poom Lane, 7 Alley, Tambon Si Phum, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.794565,98.984271 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 1/4 ถนน ศรีภูมิ ซอย 7 ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://www.greentigerhouse.com/eat/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reformkafe
Open from 11 am to 9 pm, Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.

With charming ambiance, a 100% vegan menu, and yummy food this cafe is a recommended stop in Chiang Mai.

 

☛Wat Inthakhin Sadue Muang – วัดอินทขีลสะดือเมือง
Buddhist Temple
Address: Intrawarorot Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.789776,98.986980 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนนอินทรวโรรส ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Admission: free
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.

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Inthakhin means “Pilar of Indra”, the legend says the God Indra gave a pillar to the people who lived in the area to protect them against evil. The pillar was then placed in this temple, which still active today, in the occasion of the city founding in 1296.
Later, it was moved to Wat Chedi Luang, where it can be currently found.

 

 

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Get To Know The Northern Thai Hill Tribes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

When I was a child I used to watch documentaries about people all over the world with my father, I never thought it would be possible to meet any of those people, it never happened to anyone I knew. We were just watching, getting amazed, and getting on with our lives.
Not even for a second, I could imagine being where I am today, experiencing first-hand cultures that were just extraordinary dreams.
I am grateful to say this is not the first time I am inside one of the documentaries we watched, and I pray it won’t be the last.

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

Bodhi Tree Cafe
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 11 Ratchadamnoen Road Soi 5, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.789091,98.991060 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 11 ถนน ราชดำเนิน ซอย 5 ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: https://bodhitreechiangmai.weebly.com/restaurant.html
Open from 8 am to 9 pm.

A veggie restaurant attached to a yoga school and hostel.
With quiet and nice atmosphere, offering vegan options.

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Baan Tong Luang Hill Tribes Village – บ้านโต้งหลวง
Eco-Agricultural Village
Address: Baan Maemea, T.Maeram A.Maerim, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.895860,98.882229 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล แม่แรม อำเภอ แม่ริม เชียงใหม่
Website: http://www.baantongluang.com/
Open from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

A government project established in 2003, the village counts with 8 groups of hill tribes: Lahu, Padong, Palong (the Long Neck Karen), Yao, Akha, Kayaw, Mhong and White Karen.
It’s amazing to witness their traditions, from the houses to the neck coils, there are hundreds of stunning details to be learned and appreciated.

 

Free Bird Cafe
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 116 Maneenopparat Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.795737,98.989653 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 116 ถนน มณีนพรัตน์ ตำบล ช้างม่อย อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FreeBirdCafe
Open from 9 am to 5 pm.

An NGO cafe in which proceeds go to support “Thai Freedom House”.
Counting with mostly vegan options in a laid-back atmosphere.

 

Rich Coffee House – กาแฟริช
Address: Sri Poom Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.795350,98.988967 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน ศรีภูมิ ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://www.richcoffee-house.com/
Open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Beautiful and well-located cafe, perfect for a recharging break in between attractions.

Get To Know The Northern Thai Hill Tribes - Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar – ไนท์บาซาร์เชียงใหม่
Night Market
Address: Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.785515,99.000558 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ช้างคลาน ตำบล ช้างคลาน อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Open from 6 pm to 12 am.

The daily night market is a great way to wrap a tour day.
There are adjacent night markets around the main bazaar, you can spend hours around with you wish.
Anyone visiting Thailand should go to a night market, they have special flavors and vibes that are attached to the endless sweet memories you’ll have about Thailand.

 

V Secret Stall
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Ploen Ruedee Night Market, Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.787048,99.000067 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: เพลินฤดี ช้างคลาน ตำบล ช้างคลาน อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VSecretHomemade/
Open from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Well presented scrumptious food, we were really surprised by the quality the stall put up.
Traditional northern Thai dishes with rich flavors. A must visit in Chiang Mai.
Everything is fresh and done by order, the menu changes daily.

Get To Know The Northern Thai Hill Tribes - Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Get To Know The Northern Thai Hill Tribes - Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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