Chiang Mai. Pearl of the North.

The other day my wife and I escaped from the bustle of Pattaya office and went to the North of Thailand for coolness.






We started with a visit to the main tourist attractions.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: the famous temple on the hill to the north-west of the city. The temple was built in 1383 on top of Doi Suthep Mountain at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level ... On the back of an elephant put the sacred Buddhist relics, and at this point the elephant began to blow and go around in circles that considered a good omen for the construction of the temple.




A bit of history.
Chiang Mai (Thai. เชียงใหม่ (inf.)), And Chiang Mai, Chang Mai, Chiang Mai - the largest city in northern Thailand, capital of the eponymous province. Translated from the Thai "Chiang Mai" means "many colors". Coordinates: 18 ° 47'20 "with. w. 98 ° 59'00 "in. d. (G) (O), 800 km north of Bangkok. The city is located in the mountains on the Ping River tributary river Menam Chao Praya River, and 90 km to the west of the city is the highest mountain in Thailand Doyinthanon, located near the town of Doi Suthep Mountain, part of the National Park Doi Suthep-Doypuy. The city is known as an ancient cultural center. Chiang Mai frequented by many tourists from all over the world.




The city is known as well by the fact that there are grown plants that can not grow in the hotter regions. For example strawberries.




As in any public place many traders.




That is the most strawberries - very fragrant and sweet.



On the stairs leading to the complex is a lot of students, to raise funds for charity and are here small beggars.



Eats dried seaweed.



For a symbolic entrance fee is taken 30 Baht.



Hong.



Old copper.



I'm not sure why, but you have to hit each of the bells.



For this we have to bend over.



Naga serpent.



The city is known for its wood carving masters.



It is also very famous silverware.



In the previous photo - view from the observation deck.



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Girl dancing in the temple.



As I understand it for tourists, but tries.



Cent complex.



Wat Prathat Doi Suthep (Thai. วัด พระ ธาตุ ดอย สุ เทพ, Eng. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep) - Buddhist temple (wat) in the province of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The temple is often called "Doi Suthep" although the name of the hill on which it is located. The temple is located 15 kilometers west of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people. From the temple scenic views of the city and is a popular place for visiting foreigners.
Between themselves, Thais often say, "If you have not tried Khao Soi or visited Doi Suthep, you have not been to Chiang Mai.»
The temple is located at an altitude of 1073 meters above the city.



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On the image of Buddha believers applied gold leaf lobes.



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Money Tree



Umbrella - just one of the religious symbols.



Bells with the names of donors.



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Factory umbrellas



Chilli peppers drying on the street, in the same factory.



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And this is our room at Panviman Chiang Mai.



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Young rice



Morning in the mountains. Approximately 7.20.

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