Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Travel Blog

 › entry 19 of 34 › view all entries
Wat Chiang Man
After an exceedingly tiring 13 hour train journey we were excited to see the Eastern & Oriental Express at Chiang Mai train station before heading to Green Tulip House where we were staying. 

We spent our first couple of days enjoying several of the 300 plus temples Chiang Mai has to offer, including taking a local taxi up to the nearby Doi Suthep temple.  On Sunday we met up with Linda's cousin, Karen and her two friends, Vicky and Delores.  We had a great time visiting the market, several temples and enjoying food and several drinks together. After leaving Karen we walked through the Sunday market towards our hotel, here we got to try fried grasshoppers which were slightly crunchier than the chickens feet we had tried the night before!

The following day we went on a Thai cookery course with the Pad Thai cooking school with the excellent teachers, Meow and Mr Red.  Firstly we went to the local market where we were taught about the different ingredients.  We spent the whole day cooking six chosen dishes each before being presented with our "Masterchef" certificates and cook books.

On our last day of activities we visited a butterfly and orchid farm before trekking in the jungle.  Later we visited two hill tribes, the "black teeth" tribe and the Karen "Long Neck" tribe before ending the day with a trip to a waterfall.   
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chai Prakiat
Wat Chai Prakiat
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh
Orchids
Orchids
Orchids
Orchids
Monk Diy
Monk Diy
Traditional dancing
Traditional dancing
Visiting temples
Visiting temples
Enjoying a beer
Enjoying a beer
Linda & Karen
Linda & Karen
Lesson on ingredients
Lesson on ingredients
Tasty fishcakes
Tasty fishcakes
Explosive cookery!
Explosive cookery!
Delia & Gordon?
Delia & Gordon?
Qualified Masterchefs!
Qualified Masterchefs!
Jungle trek
Jungle trek
Black Teeth tribe
Black Teeth tribe
Long Neck tribe
Long Neck tribe
Big ear tribe
Big ear tribe
Big Ear tribe
Big Ear tribe
Waterfall
Waterfall
Chiang Mai
photo by: Stevie_Wes