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Chiang Rai? Oops, Let’s go to Chiang Mai!

August 17, 2019 was an independence day of Indonesia and we say it as hari kemerdekaan. MERDEKA Indonesia! it was my first time celebrated independance day in another country. kinda different, but i still can felt the hype of the independance day through my social media accounts.

at first we, indonesian in Chiang Rai, want to celebrated it together, but sadly we had no stuffs to did so. thats why i and vika decided to go to Chiang Mai to spend our weekend.

at morning, around 6 a.m, i and vika were walking from Mengrai School to the intersection near the terrific lamp. we waited for the bus to take us to Bandu. after waited for 10 minutes finally the bus came.

the bus stopped us at Bandu, and we waited for another bus to take us to Chiang Mai. after a long waited, the bus come at 7.30. we and another passanger go in the bus. when the bus is running, we seen the beautiful view along the way. it takes 4 hours from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai. actually we slept a lot in the bus lol

at 12 p.m we have arrived in Chiang Mai. and my first impression about Ciang Mai was- it’s big. we can totally see the different between Chaing rai and Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is a quiet city, not too busy. also Chiang rai is so green, so we can felt that the weather is so nice. meanwhile in Chiang Mai, it is a busy city. busier than Chiang Rai and its hotter than Chiang Rai. we can see high and big building in the central of the city.

the reason why i and vika went to Chiang Mai was because it is the province which is close with Chiang Rai also there are so many good place to visit. so , because i and vika want to explore Chiang Mai. without take too many time, we went to Central Festival right away after we arrived in Chiang Mai.

around 3 p.m we went to hostel. ok, its hostel. because we don’t have much money to rent a room in hotel. we need to save our money 5555 after we arrived in our hostel, we take some rest because we need to continue our trip!

at 4 p.m i and vika went to the night market, we find halal food for early-dinner. we decided to go to the tittle istanbul. the taste of the food is so good, it was a big portion for both of me and vika.

after finished our dinner, i and vika went to the night market. and wow- THE NIGHT MARKET IN CHIANG MAI IS BIG. we bought many things there, because the price was cheaper than the price in Chiang Rai.

for the second day, at morning aroung 9 a.m i and vika went to the wat bupparam and continue our trip to the old city. we can see temple everywhere in the old city, and the old city is too big, we felt so exhausted to walking around the old city.

sadly at 2 p.m we need to go back to Chiang Rai because the schedule for the bust from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai was at 3.00 pm. but thats okay! because it was a wonderful and amazing experience. hope i can go there again for the next time.

at the Old City
at three kings monument in old city
old city wall
old city wall aka Katam Corner

Published by ahbimahdianr

Ahbi Mahdianing Rum, a student from University of Bengkulu and majoring in math education

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