Escape! Malaysia - - Cover Story -

Flights are avail­able from many ma­jor cities to Chiang Mai. Direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are avail­able on Airasia, while Bangkok Air­ways, Malaysian Air­lines and Silkair of­fer flights with one stop. From Sin­ga­pore, fly direct to Chiang Mai on Sin­ga­pore Air­ways, Bangkok Air­ways and Tig­erair. Travel to Lam­pang from Chiang Mai via train, bus, or hired pri­vate ve­hi­cle; it’s ad­vis­able to check train sched­ules an book tick­ets be­fore­hand.


Get­ting around in Thai­land isn’t much dif­fi­culty if one has ride ap­pli­ca­tions such as Grab. The app works per­fectly for those look­ing for an af­ford­able and fair way to travel around. Bud­get op­tions also in­clude a va­ri­ety of busses and “songth­aews” which are pri­vate taxis with two benches at the backk To hail a songth­aew just flag it down, and to in­di­cate that you want to get out, ei­ther rap hard with a coin on the metal rail­ings, or ring the bell if there is onek Fares within towns are around 10–20 Bhat de­pend­ing on dis­tance.


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