Thailand: Day 7 and 8

Today was another day of Chaing Mai city touring with visit to the Wat (word for temple) Suan Dok and Phrathat Doi Suthep. These were beautiful and different. One of the temples had planes flying over this area where the King had his monument and those of his concubines. Try as I could I couldn’t get the shot of the plane in flight over the monuments but here they are.

Tombs of the king and his concubines.

Here is the temple on the hilltop.

A different version of Buddha in wood
Top of the Temple

On Day 8 we arrived at Chiangrai. Here we visited the Mae Salong Hilltribal Village with the Long Neck Karens. These individuals are refugees from Myanmar. The women allowed us to try on their neck garb which can weigh up to 20 pounds depending on the number of links.

This was another fascinating experience and the people of the village were pleasant and accommodating as we toured. The children were particularly delightful as they rode their small plastic scooters around us. The Thai government provides schooling for these children.

Child with a bike

Much can be said about this visit. It was an eye opening experience.

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