My favourite mode of transport to Chiengmai and back to Bangkok is the train. I'd get a sleeper, have a restful sleep and by morning arrive at my destination.
According to travel guide guru, Lonely Planet, among the top ten travel destinations are Iceland (No 1), Malaysia and Singapore.
Having travelled to Thailand many times its No 2 spot comes as no surprise. In my view there are 7 reasons for its best-value tag:
- reasonable cost of accommodation
- cheap food
- friendly people
- interesting culture
- reasonable transport costs
- beautiful beaches