Visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Today I’ve decided to take it slowly. I had to move hotels yesterday since Lost in Chiang Mai where I stayed for the first two nights was fully booked. I’ve asked the manager at the hotel, how do I best get to the other one I’ve booked – and he, without hesitation, loaded my suitcase/backpack on his moped and we rolled away! Thanks, Max!

I’m a wine drinker. And now, for the 3 weeks in Asia I realised I really miss a nice glass of red. And some Swiss Cheese… So, I was pointed the way of Rimping Supermarket to quench my thirst.

What I forgot about was that it was still Loy Krathong! I had to fight my way against the parade, crowds of people and again, lanterns on fire! But it was worth it.

Visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Next day, I’ve decided to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which is located about 15km away from Chiang Mai. I’ve found out that the best and cheapest way to visit it is getting a songthaew from the Northern Gate, which I did.

The temple itself was very nice! The only disadvantage was the crowds, and feeling that you’re always on the way of someone’s selfie, photo or video.

For this, I prefer Burmese temples – they are as picturesque but much less touristy!


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