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New Year Eve in Furama Hotel, Chiang Mai|Hauz Of EA

My first time to spend the new year abroad. It feels different because I expect more fireworks like Manila in the Philippines but I shouldn’t also compare and I wanted to see the fireworks closer so we book a buffet dinner for 2000 Baht in Furama hotel because it’s in rooftop of the hotel, Furama Hotel has a small elevator (lol) the first time to try that small elevator, it’s cute (hmmm). The setup and theme were beautiful, girls were so polite and look pretty in their gown, dinner was great, it taste so fresh, they have a good music band, they have raffle games every 1 hour and the price is Free lunch buffet (not bad), right? Before the countdown, they distribute small stuff to make the sound for a new year. The expectation of the fireworks VS reality. There are no fireworks in Furama Hotel where I spent my new year eve. However, fireworks and lanterns in Old City and other areas were amazing even it was too short. I’m gonna share a short video of my New Year’s eve. How about your new years eve? What do you think about it? Share it with me below!

New Year Eve in Chiang Mai,Thailand

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Top 4 best list to visit Chiang Rai in 1-day tours

Chiang Rai is a port city in northern Thailand, in the mountainous province of the same name. Chiang Rai City remains a sleepy provincial town with a pleasant atmosphere. Compared to its sister town Chiang Mai, it has a more relaxed and down-to-earth feel but is never short on historical and cultural attractions of its own. From Chiang Mai City I travel to Chiang Rai for 3 half – 4 hours by Car. I booked KLOOK Travel for private but they have also available tours for group and more good deals that suit for you. My first stop is to White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), Singha Park, Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten), lastly the Black Temple or Black House ( Baan Dam Museum).

WHITE TEMPLE ( WAT RONG KHUN) is a privately owned art exhibit style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. They have Light show its called “The Illumination of White Temple” during the Light Festival. Wat Rong Khun is extremely beautiful when you see it outside. Unique Architecture and Structure. However, Wat Rong Khun is very touristic and it was crowded when the time I visit. It’s not really pleasant to go there when the other group tourists are shouting and very loud. The bridge of “the cycle of rebirth”: the main building at the white temple, the ubosot, is reached by crossing a bridge over a small lake. After crossing the bridge, the visitor arrives at the “gate of heaven”, when the visitors are not allowed to take pictures. Same in the gallery building(Golden Building) visitors are only allowed to take pictures outside. Admission for Thai nationals is free, foreigners are required to pay 100 baht and a different way to go inside.

Here is my short video of White Temple & Blue Temple.
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BLUE TEMPLE ( WAT RONG SUEA TEN) Is the newest and modern Buddhist temple distinguished by its vivid blue coloring & elaborate carvings. Above all its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that marks the spirits. The paintings are reminiscent of the style of what you can see inside the Blue Temple. It is a very small temple but very attractive, quiet and relaxing, unlike the white temple that is more crowded. You’ll also be expected to take off your shoes outside before entering the Blue Temple and wear proper clothes which is knees and shoulder should be cover. Wat Rong Suea Ten – Blue Temple is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow which is good to give some respect to the Buddhist. The good thing when you visit the blue temple you’re allowed to take photos inside so I’m able to share it with you. Admission is free.

SINGHA PARK Singha Park is a scenic refreshing park in a farm-like setting with tea & organic plantations, orchards & different flowers, trails, a tram & a petting zoo and more. You can find restaurants, Coffee shops, Souvenirs shop, and Clean toilet. I had my lunch here in Singha park after an almost 1-hour tour around Singha park. (See the video below) Admission Fee is 100 baht and you’ll experience by electric car they called around Singha park. Farm Tour is Open every day from 9 am – 5 pm.

Here is my video of Singha Park & Baan Dam (Black House Museam).
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BLACK TEMPLE (BAAN DAM MUSEUM) This Black Museum is a collection of woods, arts, and creation by Thawan Duchanee and other thai artists. Thawan devoted his life and spent his energy almost 3 decades building Folk Art Museum and Exhibit and the architecture are very unique in terms of arts. Each building has a display of works of art to admire and clearly demonstrate the identity of A. Thawan such as buffalo horns artwork, animal bones, tiger and snakeskin, crocodile skin, beautiful woodwork carving, ornate stucco artwork that conceals a philosophy and beliefs. It created a lot of excitement and also gets new concepts through these artworks. It’s a little bit creepy for me but it was fun and surprising as you can walk with the trees around you and take a seat while resting you can grab a black or white ice cream. Sounds good right?

Website : http://www.thawan-duchanee.com/index-eng.htm

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Top 10 Must-Visit Temples in Chiang Mai

1. WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP Is located at Doi Suthep Mountain. (9 หมู่ที่ 9 Mueang, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200) This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. The Wat can be reached by road from Chiang Mai. From the car park at the temple’s base, visitors can climb 309 steps to reach the pagodas or take a tram. If the climb sounds like no fun, then simply ride to the top in one of the newly rebuilt cable cars (admission: 50 baht). Once inside the temple grounds, visitors must be appropriately dressed and must remove footwear. Like all other Buddhist temples, attire should be respectful. This means shoulders and legs (at least to the knee) covered, nothing skimpy. Men and women wearing tank tops should bring something to cover up with, same with short shorts, dresses, or skirts. (I still don’t understand that some foreign tourist cant follow this simple rules) The original gold plated Chedi is the holiest area of the temple grounds. Within the site are pagodas, statues, bells, a museum, and shrines. Aspects of the Wat draw from both Buddhism and Hinduism. Views of Chiang Mai can be seen on the far side of the temple. The temple is open from 06:00 to 20:00 every day, but weekends and holidays are usually very crowded. Entrance Fee is 30 baht. You can also continue your journey to BhuBing Palace and Wat Umong after visiting Wat Phratat Doi Suthep. For your easy tour simple book KLOOK travel.

2. WAT U-MONG Wat Umong is a 700-year-old Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Among the hundreds of Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, the Wat Umong or “Tunnel temple” is unique because of its location in the forest and its system of tunnels. A temple located within the old city walls of Chiang Mai. The monk named Thera Chan used a tunnel to meditate in peace and quiet. The tunnels are rarely used for meditation anymore due to the number of visitors that come each day. When entering you should take your shoes off and remain silent as this is a place of worship. I also enjoy reading the Buddhist quotes outside the trees! To the left of the tunnels are a large lake and a small island that is connected by a bridge. Just before the bridge, there is a small stall selling fish food for 10 Baht. The lake is full of large catfish and by feeding them you gain good merit. There are also a few turtles and it is considered lucky if you spot one of them. While the food is meant for the fish, and I end up feeding the pigeons that live on the island as well. Wat Umong is located in Suthep Road, Soi Wat Umong Chiang Mai. The admission fee is free. Open from 6am- 6pm.

3. WAT PHRA SINGH Wat Phra Singh is perhaps the second most venerated temple in Chiang Mai after Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Located inside the old city wall and moat, at the western end of Ratchadamnoen Road, the temple’s signature Lanna-style roofs and glittering viharn (assembly hall) invite visitors. Wat Phra Singh was built in 1345 by King Phayu. Lai Kham is the main attraction of the complex. Besides Lai Kam, the larger main assembly hall (Viharn Luang) houses a 15th-Century Buddha image cast from copper and gold. Open from 6am- 5pm. Admission Fee is 50 baht.

4. WAT CHEDI LUANG is a Buddhist temple in the historic center of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham, and Wat Skin. Including the city pillar (Intake), main wiharn housing the principal Buddha image and a giant gum tree guarding the temple’s entrance. Only males are allowed to enter the city pillar shrine and not women. It is said that a woman on menstruation is deemed to be dirty and may anger Indra, (See in images in the video for full information). Continue your walk to the main attraction on the premise. Walk towards the back of the main hall that a Giant Buddha statue is located in and you will find Chedi Luang. At Chedi Luang monk hosts chats every day, tourists are invited to speak with monks and ask them anything about Buddhism or Thailand. Wat Chedi Luang is located on Phra Pokklao Road. The admission fee is 40 baht. Open from 8am – 5pm.

5. WAT PHANTAO Wat Phan Tao is a beautiful wooden/bamboo temple with a decorated garden area just next and few steps from the famous Wat Chedi Luang this temple is often overlooked but worth a visit. The main prayer hall is to your right and a walkway on your left leads you to the stupa at the back. The prayer hall was built back when the teak trade was at its peak and the wood was an offering to the Buddha. Opening hours are sunrise to late evening.

6. WAT SUAN DOK is also known as Wat Buppharam. The temple is on Suthep Road, approximately one kilometer west of Suan Dok gate at the west side of the moat. Built by a King of Chiang Mai on the grounds of his pleasure garden, this temple was originally intended to serve as a retreat for a revered monk from Sukothai. It is a Royal Temple of the Third Class. Wat Suan Dok is a wonderful place for photography and has spectacular vistas of Doi Suthep at sunset. At Wat Suan Dok you can find also the fascinating Royal Cemetery. Please give some respect when you enter in Cemetery. Free Admission. Open from 6am- 9pm.

7. WAT LOK MOLEE Wat Lok Molee is an older temple in Chiang Mai which features a 14th-century chedi, manicured garden area, and an impressive prayer hall. Located outside of the Old City moat, Manee Nopparat Road area just opposite of fascinating Wat Rajamontean/Wat Sripoom. Wat Lok Molee is not visited as often as other temples and therefore sometimes visitors can be alone in the whole temple grounds. There are lots to see at Wat Lok Molee, including interesting statues, Buddha images, elephants and it is a good place for photos. Look out for the intricate mosaics on the walls of the main hall and for different images from Hinduism or Chinese Buddhism. All the design and the color scheme in silver and brown is different from the other temples which gleaming in gold elements. Admission is free. Open from sunrise to 5 pm.

8. WAT SRI SUPHAN Wat Sri Suphan is also known as the Silver Temple because of its impressive handcrafted silver decoration. The temple is completely covered in silver, from the walls to the roof and displays some detailed silver carvings of Buddhism legends. Even the statues of Buddha are covered in silver. However, due to old Buddhist rules, women are not allowed to enter the inside of the temple and must remain outside. By the way, I paid 50 baht for the admission fee without knowing that women are not allowed. According to the temple was built for 12 years. Silver Temple is located in Wua Lai Rd, Haiya Sub-district next to Wualai Saturday walking night market. Open from 6am- 9pm.

9. WAT CHIANG MAN Wat Chiang Man is located outside of the old city moat, corner of Ratchaphakhinai Road and Phra Poklao Road. Wat Chiang Man is highly popular with tourists. The larger, standing Buddha is worshipped every April before the Songkran festival as it is said to bring the rain needed for rice growing. The smaller Buddha is carved from crystal and is also believed to have special healing powers. Despite being in the middle of Chiang Mai’s old city Wat Chiang Man is rarely busy. It has a nice, well-kept garden area to sit and reflect in. Admission is Free. Open from 8am – 5pm.

10. WAT BUPPHARAM Founded in 1497 by King Mueang Kaeo, the temple was where Kawila began a ritual circumambulation of Chiang Mai to reoccupy it after two centuries of Burmese rule. Wat Buppharam is located at Old city town, a 10-minute walk from the Phae Gate, but a worthwhile pit stop on the way to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and near Wat Saen Fang above. And it is only a few steps from the thapae gate Sunday market. I visited the evening so I didn’t pay any amount. (NOTE: If you want good pictures during your visit to the temple Don’t go after 5 pm it is not a good time for extraordinary photograph).

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Clean Food Caf & Restaurant you must try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Kao Nueng is one of the best healthy restaurants in Chiang Mai, a Clean and modern style. If you don’t eat spicy food they have a delicious and healthy meal for you. Well, usually in Chiang Mai they have a lot of meals inside a menu, you can find a lot of options whether spicy or not. If you are a vegetarian traveler you must go to Chiang Mai and drop by at Kao Nueng restaurant. And If you are particular or wondering how many calories you eat no worries because you can see it inside the Kao Nueng Menu.

Kao Nueng is located  257 16-17 Suthep Rd, Tambon Su Thep, เมือง Chiang Mai 50200.

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Monday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm

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The easiest diet is, you know, eat vegetables, eat fresh food. Just a really sensible healthy diet like you read about all the time.

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3 Nights Airbnb stay (Alone)

A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌,‌ ‌I‌n‌c‌.‌ is an online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it host events; it acts as a broker, receiving commissions from each booking.The company is based in San FranciscoCaliforniaUnited States.

The company was conceived after its founders put an air mattress in their living room, effectively turning their apartment into a bed and breakfast, in order to offset the high cost of rent in San Francisco; Airbnb is a shortened version of its original name, AirBedandBreakfast.com.

Airbnb is a company that provides an online marketplace and hospitality services. The company enables consumers to lease or rent short-term lodging, including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds, and hotel rooms. It allows users to book accommodations for various time periods via its websites and mobile apps. Airbnb exists to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere, providing healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.

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Why you must visit (TWIN LAKES) – Tagaytay

Twin lakes is located along the stretch of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Laurel Batangas, Luzon 4108, Philippines. A first scenic, vineyard and lake views in tagaytay. Scenic views of Taal Volcano, pleasant weather, and great dines make Tagaytay a perennial holiday/tourist destination. Tagaytay are mini retreats, like Twin Lakes—the country’s first vineyard resort, created by real estate giant Megaworld Corp.

Planning your next trip to Tagaytay? Here’s a handy guide of what you must try at Twin Lakes:

There are few restaurants that you can try like Silver Bucket, Buon Giorno a Caffe & Bistro, Bags of Beans, Bagoong Club, La Creperie, Tap Station, Santi’s Delicatessen and Greg’s Fruitcakery that you can try the fresh-baked bread, A Quaint interiors inspired by cozy Italian countryside bakeries will have you feeling right at home. A Silver Bucket that i tried is good for a seafoods lover and refreshing interior. With a direct view of Taal Lake from its refreshing al fresco area, Twin Lakes ensures an invigorating dining experience the whole family will love. Tap station– Enjoy dining drinking and have try different beer while enjoying games. Stop by for a sweet treat or great pasalubong for your loved ones from AMIRA’s BUKO TART HAUS. Aside from their best-selling buko tart, they have also other homemade goodies to take home.

Twin Lakes’ Starbucks branch definitely lives up to its “most beautiful” moniker. It manages to feel both elegant and homey, with wood accents and patterned windows. Enjoy the cool air and breathtaking view of Tagaytay while having Starbucks’ Signature drinks.

You can also have your grocery shopping at Robinsons Supermarket or get some quick drinks and snacks at 7 Eleven.

You can use stairs to get down here and feel the breeze at the side.

And don’t miss to get pictures for your Instagram or for Facebook with amazing and majestic view of Tagaytay. Capture the amazing like a royal with Twin Lakes Hotel that you can only find at twin lakes-Tagaytay. Enjoy and feel the refreshing weather with stunning view.

A perfect location that you can see the side of taal lake view
Relax and enjoy the view.

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