Wat Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai Travel Blog› entry 57 of 117 › view all entries
May 1st, 2007 – by: dan2105
So, not wanting to waste a day, we hired a sangthaew (basically a pick-up truck turned taxi) up to the top of a hill overlooking Chang Mai centre. Waiting at the top is Doi Suthep, a famous wat built by a previous king of the city (yes, the city had kings.) It was worth a trek up, even if the 306 stairs were a bit of a nightmare in the heat.
Then that evening, along with a couple of people from our hostel, we visited the Night Bazaar, an outdoor market stretching over a huge area of the city, where I saw as many Westerners as I have done since Australia. A lot of the stuff for sale gets regurgitated (not literally), and some things on sale are just ridiculous (wallets made of Pepsi can anyone?) Still, if we were here before heading home I could have blitzed a few baht on a few things.
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