A trip to Chiang Mai

Our trip to Chiang Mai started with an early flight from Phuket and we fled on Thai Smile direct from Phuket and a quick trip and we were at Kantary Hills.

We needed lunch so we went to Guu Fusion Roti and Tea - delicious and certainly popular with the local people.

Then it was off to visit Wat Phra Singh Waramahavihan - a beautiful old temple.

Next it was Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara - tranquil, whilst the sun set, a temple where only men were allowed to enter (not something I have seen often).

Then Wat Chiang Man - a very old temple and peaceful.

Then it was time to visit the Chiang Mai Night Safari - not quite a place which I feel treats the animals with respect...

Then we went back to Guu Fusion Roti and Tea for dinnerThen we returned to Kantary Hills for a sleep. 

The next morning was wonderful - the monks arrived to give blessings and then we had breakfast.

The early start meant that we visited Mon Cham (Mon Jam) - a royal project - it was wonderful - we had a tea and scones on the top of the hill, beautiful - I could find very little information about it.

Then it was time to visit the crazy go-kart ride and then the market - a lot of fun.

Then more craziness - Pongyang Zipline and Jungle Coaster - fun but the Zipline was very busy and we had not booked.

Time for a coffee on the way back and we stopped at a scenic point called 'มอนผาโคงand had a coffee at 'Love' - a beautiful view.

We visited a temple which I do not know the name of but it was quite beautiful.

Then it time to visit the Baan Tong Luang village - where we met the Karen Long Neck hilltribe - 'Padaung'. To this day I am still a little disturbed about this to be honest...

The we drove past Wat Umong - a 700 year old Temple - this you really must visit - beautiful and perfect.

Then we needed somewhere to stay - Baan Chang Tong Hotel was our choice - a totally amazing place - a swimming pool outside our door - immaculate. We needed dinner so we walked over the river (taking the Narawat bridge) to a restaurant by the river - The Gallery.

The next morning it was up early and time to visit some temples - Wat Bupparam was the first - beautiful - maybe I should start each morning with a visit to a temple.

Then the next stop was Wat Saen Fang - วัดแสนฝาง (แสนฝัง) - another beautiful example.

Then we visited a local market - Waroros - very busy early in the morning.

Chiang Mai is certainly a wonderful place to visit.

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