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Chaing Mai’s Forest Temple: Wat U-Mong

0 Comments 16 April 2013

The heat of the day was upon me and it was not yet noon. It was proving a good day to visit Wat U-Mong, a forest temple on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Trees shaded the road that led into the temple from the front gate. Chiang Mai is not a stressful city to any […]

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Chiang Mai: Sunday Night Craft Market

0 Comments 14 April 2013

Every Sunday night, a large section of old town is taken over by the Chiang Mai craft market. A preview of the Chiang Mai craft market can be seen in the plaza at the East Gate during the day. However, the real show is in the evening when hundreds of vendors set up booths or […]

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Chiang Mai: Songkran Parade 2013

0 Comments 13 April 2013

At it’s heart, Songkran is a celebration of the traditional Thai New Year. Like all New Year celebrations, it is a time of renewal. Thai people clean household shrines and Buddha images at temples. Except in Chiang Mai, the Buddha images come to you in a huge parade that first travels around the Old City […]

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Chiang Mai: Songkran Mayhem

0 Comments 13 April 2013

Much has already been written about the Thai Songkran holiday, and much more will be written — simply because it is so much fun. Although, now January 1 is regarded as the official New Year, Songkran is still celebrated as the traditional Thai New Year. Songkran is perhaps best known for the splashing of water […]

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Chiang Dao: Meditation Caves at Wat Than Pak Peng

1 Comment 11 April 2013

There were a couple of small wats near where I was staying in Chiang Dao. Wat Tham Pak Peng was the closest one, and the one that surprised me the most. I entered the gate of wat and approached the central temple building. It is a tower made up of three blocks, each one smaller […]

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Chiang Dao: Climbing The 510 Steps To Wat Thum Phaprong

0 Comments 09 April 2013

Two huge stone snakes guard the bottom of the steps that I’ve come here to climb. Wat Thum Phaprong is located somewhere high above me. I will have to climb 510 steps to reach it. I don’t bother counting the steps to check if the number is right. I just start climbing. I go slow. […]

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Chiang Dao Tuesday Market

0 Comments 09 April 2013

The place to be on Tuesdays in Chiang Dao is in town at the weekly market. Don’t sleep late, though, because the market ends at noon. I rent a bicycle for the day from my lodgings and ride down into town. I arrive between 9:00 and 10:00 AM, and the market is in full swing. […]

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Chiang Dao Cave

0 Comments 08 April 2013

It didn’t take much for me to want to explore Chiang Dao. Someone described it to me this way: You are in the middle of the forest There is a temple you climb 500 steps to It is near some caves It is not in many guidebooks I didn’t check about whether it is in […]

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Northern Insight Meditation Center: Information

0 Comments 05 April 2013

The Northern Insight Meditation Center at Wat Ram Poeng is a meditation center that has programs for all those who are willing to learn Vipassana Meditation.  If you are interested in going to Wat Ram Poeng to study, I recommend going to the website. (Link below.) There is a lot of good information there.  On […]

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Northern Insight Meditation Center: Experience

3 Comments 05 April 2013

I. Interview I had to rent a bicycle for 70 baht. The going rate was 50 baht, but no one else nearby was open. I wanted to bicycle the 7 kilometers to the Northern Insight Meditation Center at Wat Ram Poeng before it became too hot. I agree to the price and bicycle out of […]

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