26 September, 2013

Squirreling about - Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai from above!

For me, much of Chiang Mai's charm comes from the lush mountains surrounding it.  Driving up Doi Suthep is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, and of course there are plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the view.  Near the summit of the mountain lies a temple, Wat Prathat Doi Suthep and a little further up, the King's Winter Palace (Phu Ping Palace).  This is also well worth a visit, especially during the the cooler months of December - February when the roses are blooming.  A perfect outing!   

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