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Li Jiang, China

Li Jiang is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province, China. Li Jiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Li Jiang.

On July 11th, Chiang Mai International Airport to Li Jiang Airport.

The first voyage: Chiang Mai International Airport to Kunming Changshui International Airport

China Eastern Airlines flight: MU2594 16:30 July 11th 18:50 11th flight time:1h20m

The second voyage:Kunming Changshui International Airport to Li Jiang Airport

China Eastern Airlines flight:MU5927 07:05 July 12th 08:05 12th flight time:1h

distance: Chiang Mai--Kunming 782.6km
Kunming--Li jiang 340.6km

Total distance: 1123.2km

price: 395 Canadian dollars

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Chiang Mai

travel diary

Day 1
Chiang Mai was a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, which became the Kingdom of Chiang Mai, a tributary state of Thailand from 1774 to 1939. So Chiang Mai is a religious strong city, especially Buddhism.
Located with the old area of the city and around the wall are many beautiful Buddhist temples. The city is filled with temples, some dating as far back as the 13th century. The main ones worth seeing are Wet Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Jet Yot.
Wat Prathat Doi Suthup, perched high on the flank of Suthep Mountain, is Chiang Mai's most famous temple. The padoga in it's center supposedly contains some of the relics of the Lord Buddha. The temple is visited throughout the year by thousands of tourists and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. It offers great views of the surrounding area and city and at 6pm each day, you can watch the monks chat. The temple can be reached by climbing a steep staircase comprising 304 steps.

Day 2
Yesterday, we visited some about Buddhism temple. Today, we will open a leisure trip, so the main purpose is to eat!!! Thailand food is very famous in the world. The first destination is take a cooking class. Chiang Mai is the most popular place in Thailand for cooking classes, offering a great variety of classes and amazing deals. You begin your class by going to the market and learning about Thai produce before heading back to the kitchen to cook a few dishes and eat a lot of foods.
The second place is eat a Kantoke dinner. Experience both the Northern Thai food and culture at the same time. At this event, visitors are seated in the floor around a circular tray laden with Northern dishes, and eat while watching traditional Thai and Northern dances and hill tribe culture shows.
The last important place is bargain at the night bazaar. Chiang Mai is the main handicraft center of Thailand and the night bazaar is the largest center for the selling of all sorts of crafts in Chiang Mai. Everything is sold at non-fixed prices, and you can bargain battle to your death. If you plan to do some shopping in Thailand, this night bazaar will be where you'll find the best deals.

Day 3
Go jungle trekking is the best choice in Chiang Mai. This town is a main starting point for all sorts of jungle trekking tours. There are more interesting and secluded places you visit. Be careful with whom you sign up, as many guides simply walk with you and don't tell you much about the land or wildlife. Moreover, if you visit a tribal village, make sure the money stays with the villagers, and that they aren't being exploited, which happens a lot up here! If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, if you think go jungle trekking is not enough, go zip lining is a best choice for you.
Chiang Mai has many operators offering beginner and advanced zip lining courses. The two biggest operators are Flight of the Gibbon and Eagle Trekkers.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

The second destination in Asia is Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in North Thailand, It is the capital of Chiang Mai Provence. Chiang Mai has positioned itself to become a Creative City and is considering applying for Creative City status with UNESCO.

On July 6th, Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Chiang Mai International Airport

The first voyage: Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Hong Kong International Airport
Dragonair flight: KA064 19:55 July 6th 22:50 July 6th flight time: 2h55m

The second voyage: Hong Kong International Airport to Chiang Mai International Airport
Dragonair flight: KA232 15:20 July 7th 17:20 July 7th flight time:3h

price: 1604 Canadian dollars

distance: Sabah-- Hongkong 1828.8km
Hongkong-- Chiang Mai 1624.8km

Total distance: 3453.6km

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travel diary

Day 1
Our tours and excursions are designed to get the best out of what Sabah has to offer. Whether it is climbing Mount Kinabalu; discovering the ancient rainforest at Danum Valley; cruising the Kinabatangan River in search of Proboscis monkeys; snorkeling in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park; diving Sipadan or simply relaxing on a beach; our experienced local guides will connect you with Sabah, it's people and the natural features of the"Land Below The Wind".

Day 2
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah. The city has good transport links and a range of good city and resort hotels. Kota Kinabalu's coastal location and mountain backdrop give it one of the most spectacular settings of any city in Malaysia. One of the great things about Kota Kinabalu is the street life-the busy coffee shops, the waterfront markets and generally buzz about the place.

Day 3
Some of the best seafood in Malaysia can be found in Kota Kinabalu and the beaches, reefs and islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park are just a 15 minutes boat ride from the city centre. Kota Kinabalu serves as the jumping off point for the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park , white water rafting at Padas and Kiulu, Rungus longhouses at Kudat, Klias wildlife cruises and the magnificent Kinabalu Park.

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Sabah, Malaysia

My first destination is Sabah, Malaysia. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. Sabah is Malaysia's easternmost state, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Sabah is the most famous holiday paradise in Malaysia. The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton. Sabah is often referred to as the "Land Below The Wind", a phrase used by seafarers in the past to describe lands south of the typhoon belt.

On July 1st, Toronto Pearson International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

The first voyage :Toronto Pearson International Airport to HongKong International Airport
Cathay Pacific Airways flight:CX825 15:35 July 1st 19:00 July 2nd flight time:15h25m

The second voyage: HongKong International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Cathay Pacific Airways flightCX5061 8:00 July 2nd 11:00 July 2nd flight time:3h

price: 2031 Canadian dollars

distance: Toronto--Hongkong 12554.93km
Hongkong--Sabah 1828.8km

Total distance: 14383.73km

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