Weekend Trip to Chiang Dao

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Doi Chiang Dao is the 3rd highest mountain in Thailand at 2,186 m. It’s also just 72 km north of Chiang Mai and has a cool cave to explore. This all adds up to an ideal weekend trip. On very clear days I can actually see the outline of Doi Chiang Dao from my 10th floor balcony on the northwest side of Chiang Mai. While Chiang Mai is dominated by … Continue reading…

Temple of the Four Buddha Footprints Near Chiang Mai

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A great little excursion outside of Chiang Mai is to visit the Temple of the Four Buddha Footprints. The Thai name of this temple is Wat Phra-Phuttha-baat Sii Roi วัดพระพุทธบาทสี่รอย. This temple is remarkable for its four giant, overlapping Buddha footprints carved in stone. But it’s also great for its location, far up among lonely wooded hills. This makes it an excellent destination for a day-trip by motorbike outside the … Continue reading…