Buddha Statues in Doi Suthep Chiang Mai

Memories: Chiang Mai

In Destinations, Thailand by Nick Nomi2 Comments

I love Chiang Mai – though I haven’t been able to spend anywhere near as much time as I would like exploring the narrow roads of the old town and the various beautiful little temples. I’ve visited the city on two occasions – once to take part in a jungle trek and another to simply explore the town. I hope to go back very soon – to spend some quality time getting to know the city and rekindle some old memories of those quiet city nights.

For now I’ve reached into my archives and put together a few of my favourite photo’s from my previous trips there – all the way back to 2008.

Wat Phra Doi Suthep: I visited this temple just once and made my ascent via the temple’s 306 steps which is tiring but worth it. After a few hours of exploration, in awe at the views and the beautiful chedi, I finally sat in on a Sai Sin ceremony, and with my bracelet loosely tied around my wrist I made my way back down into town.

An ancient Monk at Wat Doi Suthep

An ancient Monk at Wat Doi Suthep

Orange robed monks seem to be on every street in Chiang Mai – and of course in and around every temple. If you’re intrigued by their way of life and would like to have a chat – then do so. There’s an interesting Monk Chat programme within the city  which gives people an opportunity to interact with local Monks – primarily students. It’s a good way for them to continue their English language learning and can be a fun way to unravel some of the mystery for you.

A young monk

A young monk


3 Young monks

3 Young monks

You really should visit at least one jungle in your life and the Thai jungle is a relatively easy introduction to those who are unsure. I spent around 4 days in the jungle between Chiang Mai and Burma and loved every second. I especially loved the nighttime in the jungle – whether in a tent or spending the night in a local village. The sounds of the fauna are mesmerising, the scents intoxicating and the people and animals one meets along the way – truly incredible.

On the left a fish soup from the morning market and on the right view of a small village from the jungle

On the left a fish soup from the morning market and on the right view of a small village from the jungle


On the right views over the jungle and on the right a mother and daughter make their way through a small village

On the right views over the jungle and on the right a mother and daughter make their way through a small village


Karen Villagers

Karen Villagers


Jungle Guide with a frog

Jungle Guide with a frog


 

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  1. Nick …from all blogger ..i think you are the most talented one…mixing creative writing with splendid pictures…so inviting ..
    Keep on doing this ..;

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