Chiang Mai, Part 1: Temples and Night Markets

Some of Chiang Mai’s numerous wats (temples) and night markets, in photos

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Little girls hanging out on the steps of Doi Suthep temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Everyone must remove their shoes before entering the temple complex

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Mom!

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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I thought it was interesting how everyone was lined up to take photos with these durian fruits

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I thought it was interesting how everyone was lined up to take photos with these durian fruits

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Supposedly a white elephant died at the site of the temple, showing the Buddhist monks where the temple should be built.

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Doi Suthep Temple

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People getting blessed by a monk;  He wished them all happiness.

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Doi Suthep Temple

 

 

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Doi Suthep Temple

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Outside of Wat Doi Suthep

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Outside of Wat Doi Suthep

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Wat (Temple) Lok Molee

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Wat (Temple) Lok Molee

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Wat (Temple) Lok Molee

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Wat (Temple) Lok Molee

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Wat (Temple) Lok Molee

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Chiang Mai is full of wats (temples). This one was just around the corner from my hostel.

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Chiang Mai is full of wats (temples). This one was just around the corner from my hostel.

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Chiang Mai is full of wats (temples). This one was just around the corner from my hostel.

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Thai cuisine is extremely meat-heavy

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A night market food stall; no labels, just look and point!

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A night market food stall

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A night market food stall

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Outside a restaurant.

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My dinner-in-a-bag at the night market

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I happened upon another market that was exactly like something you’d find in Denver: food trucks with kitschy names, live music, hay barrels for sitting. So I stayed for two hours.

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I happened upon another market that was exactly like something you’d find in Denver: food trucks with kitschy names, live music, hay barrels for sitting. So I stayed for two hours.

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I happened upon another market that was exactly like something you’d find in Denver: food trucks with kitschy names, live music, hay barrels for sitting. So I stayed for two hours.

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I happened upon another market that was exactly like something you’d find in Denver: food trucks with kitschy names, live music, hay barrels for sitting. So I stayed for two hours.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Yet another night market, except this one sells goods instead of foods.

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Fresh fruit smoothies are everywhere are cost less than $1

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Street musicians, usually blind

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Chiang Mai’s incredibly overcrowded Sunday night market

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Chiang Mai’s incredibly overcrowded Sunday night market

 

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