I'm planning for a day trip for two person on February 8th to Doi Suthep Temple and Khun Chang Kian research centre to see cherry blossoms. Possibly the Hmong Village if it's also in that area.
I've gotten a quote from a local tour site: 2800 Baht for private car to Doi Suthep and they suggested for me to take a cab to Khun Chang Kian and back while the driver waits. They don't offer join-in group tours.
Is there a cheaper way (perhaps without tour) to visit those places coming from the city?
So far, I've learned that I can take a songthaew to Doi Suthep temple from Chang Pauk gate. Would there be songthaew or taxi at the temple to take us to Khun Chang Kian? Will there be transportation back as well or would I have to ask the driver to wait?