"T" - Thailand
Oh my, Oh my. This challenge is going by fast. I have been late on my daily posts because of a slight technical difficulty. Have no fear, I have another great and exciting place to talk about. This time it is in Thailand.
My visit to Thailand included a layover for two days in Bangkok, but many people visit that city, I was in Chiang Mai. The city is not as big as Bangkok, but a very busy city. It is the largest city in the northern part of the country. They host an annual water party, where everyone gets wet. According to WIKIPEDIA, 4 or 5 million or so tourist visit the city every year. news to me. Regardless, about 15 km outside of the city is the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Its a temple located on top of mountain by the same name.
To get to the temple, you have to climb 309 steps from the parking area. If you get a stop right next to the steps. Not likely. Once you reach top, even if you are not a Buddhist, you can appreciate the beauty of the temple. As an evangelical Christian, I was a little uncomfortable visiting on Easter, however, it was my only day off on the trip. The site requests that you dress appropriately fo r the temple. If you are in shorts or something, they can provide you with a wrap so you can look like a monk when entering the holy places.
I had a really great time in the city. I also saw a traffic jam because of an elephant. That was pretty cool. Every night the street my hotel was on, turned into a market. You could buy anything from knives to sheets on that street.
Keep up the exploring friends. We will see you tomorrow.