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Lovely!

 

We rent the bike today. I don’t wanna know how much does it cost if we rent by ourselves but as we were lazy to get out and find the bike shop so we let the hotel did for us, it’s 250TB per day. Two people, we share so it’s about 125THB per person per day, ok not that bad. (better than take a red cab from places to places). I can’t ride so Ale did. Had to tell him “please do it slowly, we’re not in a hurry”. But I know, people who love to ride, once their hands catch the steering, shooooom! Lucky me that this time was better than what he did in Nepal!

I love to ride even I can’t but love to sit in if you drive for me. When the wind against your face, wow!  In the city was hot but the weather was getting better when we’re higher and higher.

Helloo
We’re heading to Doi Suthep.  (Doi = mountain, Suthep is the name). There’s one of the important temple, Doi suthep temple. (Actually that is the name of the mountain it’s located on, full name is Wat Pratat Doi Suthep.) It’s one of the most revered religious destinations in Thailand but would be better if we came here when the weather is cooler.

Before there was only one way to go up to the temple ; by hike up the 300 steps to the gate. But nowadays can take the cable cars to the top. So if you’re not too old, just hike up! ;)

Here again, I can get in for free. I’m Thai. But Ale had to pay 30 THB. To visit this temple. Everyone can get inside the gate but to see the Pratat (inside), short pants, short skirt are not allowed. Long time ago women are not allowed also but now, yes everyone.

One hour here then we went to The Bhubing Palace where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in the northern part of Thailand.

Ale is in the front. He didn't do 'sawasdee' as other. hahaha
This palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad. But we didn’t get inside. Just walked around and visited the small village. Was nice, I bought a northern style skirt and bags so cheap!! For example, in Bangkok they sell the same bag for 1,000THB but there’s about 60 THB!! Wow. It’s good to buy here as you can support the northern people directly at the original price.  

Ended up the day at the hotel earlier as we walked too much today. What we had for dinner? Ahhh, noodles! My favorite northern food is Kao-Soi, it looks like noodle but the taste is different. But two days I stayed there, can’t even find one. Just this night, but wasn’t yummy at all. Was disappointed.  So back to the hotel and slept as we didn’t sleep for days! 

aiohdmg says:
Woww...you are so rock!!
Ya..i do likes when the wind asgainst our face..Woo..it's really really..woo..lov it!

I hv been wish to travel with motorcycle,
But noone ride for mee..Pity aioh!
Posted on: Sep 16, 2008
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Lovely!
Lovely!
Helloo
Helloo
Ale is in the front. He didnt do …
Ale is in the front. He didn't do…
Beautiful!
Beautiful!
Breakfast at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel
Sorry, it was just 7.30am! Gragggs!
Sorry, it was just 7.30am! Gragggs!
To me?!
To me?!
Vaffanculo Ale
Vaffanculo Ale
Suit him haha
Suit him haha
:D
:D
Chiangmai from Doi Suthep!
Chiangmai from Doi Suthep!
Ok driver!
Ok driver!
Wat pratat doi suthep!
Wat pratat doi suthep!
Not too many tourist there
Not too many tourist there
Hehe its lunch time
Hehe it's lunch time
There are about 300 steps!!!!
There are about 300 steps!!!!
:D
:D
Hi!
Hi!
With the dragon!
With the dragon!
Theyre tired now :D
They're tired now :D
Almost!
Almost!
One more!
One more!
Here we are
Here we are
Hit it 3 times for luck
Hit it 3 times for luck
Many many
Many many
Doesnt mean MOM. But the name is …
Doesn't mean MOM. But the name is…
Cloudy hah?
Cloudy hah?
It said You can forget everything…
It said "You can forget everythin…
Beautiful!
Beautiful!
nam mon
nam mon
There are 7 buddhas for 7 days.
There are 7 buddhas for 7 days.
My Saturday Buddha.
My Saturday Buddha.
A monk gave them nam mon, its w…
A monk gave them "nam mon", it's …
Nice cat at the gate
Nice cat at the gate
:D
:D
Thats Pratat. Rebuiding.
That's Pratat. Rebuiding.
BAck now!
BAck now!
Another cat at the village.
Another cat at the village.
:D
:D
Love the sky but hate the wireless…
Love the sky but hate the wireles…
:)
:)
Chiang Mai
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