Kaohsiung calling.

Through Jan 14, budget airline ThaiSmile is celebrating its new route between Chiang Mai and Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, with promotional fares.

While fares to the southern port city from Bangkok typically run upwards of B8,000 and from Chiang Mai closer to B10,000, the promotion sees prices slashed to as low as B5,300 return. Running four flights per week, the promotion is valid for travel between Jan 15 and Mar 28, 2020.

Taiwan's second biggest city and the island's largest industrial center is packed with buzzing markets, historical and religious sites, as well as being within reach of natural attractions such as Taiwan's highest mountain, Yushan.