We hop on to a taxi to bring us to the city from the airport. It isn’t too far away and the journey to our hotel which was found within the old city (that squarish boxed-up region you see on the map) took us about 20 minutes. There is a taxi counter at the arrival hall and the taxi fares they quote us is quite standard. It’s about 150 baht or approximately SGD 5.80
Since we are staying here for 5 nights in Chiang Mai, I thought it would be good if we could stay in different parts of Chiang Mai and experience different types of accommodation. I booked mine through booking.com and agoda.com but because there were too many accommodations to choose from, we were quite spoilt for choices. But thank goodness, the two accommodations we chose so far was pretty good especially Buri Gallery House which is strategically located in the Sunday Night Market street.
The pool size was small and it wasn’t well-maintained. I wouldn’t mind a dip if only the water is clean.
We had air-conditioned rooms with a small balcony. The rooms has this nice rustic kampong feel to it. It was clean and tidy. Not anywhere close to a 4-star standard but it is decent enough as there was air-con and hot shower.
There were groups of teenagers struttin’ their stuff as they practiced their dane steps in front of those big mirrors glued to the wall. It’s probably one of those cool hang-outs for students who are studying in that area.