Excursions, Chiang Mai
Meanwhile, south of Chiangmai and within easy reach of Samoeng are old Chiangmai areas that worthly to see.
The first is Harngdong, one of Chiangmai's famous handicraft areas. and Its sister village, Baan Thawai, are Chiangmai's antique and one of the best known centers for wood carving. About 16 Kms south of Chiangmai, this is a great area for sighting and may be for shopping.
Not far beyond Harngdong is Sanpatong. Here the local farmers and ranchers meet every Monday morning and hold their weekly cattle market, and Sanpatong and the surrounding area has more. One of the favorite sights for trekking on the outskirts of Chiangmai, the area around Sanpatong is home to many hilltriebs and stretches south- west into the mountains.
Fondest memory: Just temporare picture from TAT :
Baan Thawai Handicraft Village.
9 March 2003
Doi Saket :
East of Chiangmai on the road to Chiangrai is the charming country village of Doi Saket.
Set in a rich, green valley, one with natural irrigation from national dam and water protects, Doi Saket is one of the most beautiful settings in the Chiangmai area.
In the village, on a hill overlooking the valley, is the Doi Saket temple. This temple, set half in a forest and half on the open hilltop, has recently been expanded and shows some of the best of Chiangmai's temple architecture.
Fondest memory: Picture Coming
5 March 2003
If you choose to be involved with drugs in Thailand, you will end up in a Thai prison. Period. I guess this is better than the alternative in Malaysia: DEATH
While you are in Chiang Mai, you may want to go to the prison and visit `Tourist Prisoners.` Whether you condone or support what they`ve done, they would love to talk to you and hear about things on the outside. Bring shorts or t-shirts for them if possible. They will usually want cigarettes, but, well, I don`t smoke....
It's not strictly related to Chiang Mai, this entry... however it was here that i discovered this "deep" piece of wisdom. Walking about the grounds of the Buddhist Universities young monks were hanging their laundry to dry. Everything - including their towels - was of orange colour. But was striked me most that even their laundry buckets were of the same colour. The only thing i did not see, and I looked around well, was underwear... do they wear orange undies? or don't they wear undies at all?
Fondest memory: taking those laundry embarassing pictures... I never felt so much ashamed. But then... I was curious!
Fondest memory: It is the northern most border city of Thailand. From here you can tour TACHILEIK (City of the Golden Triangle); or cross the border for a day trip in Myanmar (Burma)