Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
On Tuesday I visited Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (say that five times fast) with Diana (from Holland), whom I met here at the hostel.  Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a much-hyped temple located on one of the hills overlooking Chiang Mai, and I didn't get a chance to visit it last time I was here.  We were both pretty pumped for it and both pretty disappointed -- it's crawling with tourists (and vendors hawking kitsch) and is under construction, which is never a good combination.  If, however, it had been quiet and serene and half as popular, I would have really enjoyed it.

Jaded much?  Clearly it's a good thing I'm going home next week.

We rounded out the day with so-so pad thai from a lovely family-run cafe and Thai massages.  Holy CRAP did I have the bejeebus pulverized out of me.  That woman knew what she was doing, and for all the pain she inflicted (seriously, I grimaced through more than half of it), when she was done I was able to move muscles I didn't know I had.  Definitely the best Thai massage I've had.  That being said, I'm opting for the relaxing coconut oil version next time.
sylviandavid says:
yikes.... sounds like a torture massage... getting you in shape for the long airplane ride home....

nice pictures! Sylvia
Posted on: Feb 27, 2010
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