Ban Doi Suthep

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  • Day109

    Hike to Hmong Hill Tribe Village.

    December 15, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Lara sent me off with the Doi Suthep Walkers early this morning. The Walkers are a collection of local hiking aficionados and the current Chiang Mai travellers lucky enough to stumble upon their Facebook page (myself included). We climbed for close to three hours to a small hill tribe village where we enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by one of the families from the village. It was fun to be out with other travellers and talk shop, although none of them were also escaping from their young children for the day. Hikers from our group represented England, Romania, Finland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Malaysia, China, and the good old US of A.
    - Geoff
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  • Day11

    Doi Suthep

    October 11 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Vandaag was verreweg de meest bijzondere dag tot nu toe, om half 6 vanmorgen op de scooter gesprongen en naar de tempel gereden in National Park Doi Suthep. Boven de wolken en prachtig uitzicht op de stad, enkel het geluid van wat ronddwalende monniken en de eerste activiteit van de vogels. Vervolgens in een jungle paadje een tijdje gewacht op een "mixed flock", voor mij een droom om mee te maken. Na een half uurtje wachten een enorme groep vogels in, minstens 10 verschillende vogelsoorten, samen foeragerend al trekkend door de jungle, echt fascinerend. Maar voor je het weet is het ook weer voorbij, denk dat het al met al 3 minuten heeft geduurd 👌😂

    Vervolgens doorgereden naar Mae Hia Agricultural Research Academy, deze school heeft een aantal verschillende habitats nagebouwd op hun terrein, oftewel een droom voor elke vogelaar. Gister helaas geen mooie foto kunnen maken van de groene bijeneter, vandaag zat hij op een meter of 15: perfect!!
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  • Day93

    Wat Pha Lat - The Monk's Trail

    November 29, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today we got up bright and early to try and beat the heat on a hike up Doi Suthep, a mountain just outside of Chiang Mai. We met up with Gene and Susan who joined us for the first part of the hike, and then we continued off on our own. It is called The Monk’s Trail because, before the road was put in, it was used by the monks on their ascent to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep near the top of the mountain. About half way up, we reach Wat Pha Lat, a former resting place for the monks on their journey to the top. This Wat is built around has several serene pools that are filled and emptied by small waterfalls. Since this is midway on the road to the top, this beautiful place is usually ignored by the tour busses so it remains peaceful and is fun to explore almost completely on our own. Past Wat Pha Lat, we continued on a very steep trek for another hour to finish at our goal, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. After exploring the temple, we rode back to Chiang Mai in the back of a songthaew with several travellers, all of whom were at least half our age. They were all very impressed that the kids had hiked themselves up to the top!
    - Geoff
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  • Day5

    Day 5/72 - Hike up to Doi Suthep

    November 1, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Fantastic day today! The plan was set to follow a monk trail up to a temple at the top of one of the mountains surrounding Chaing Mai. After a decent night's sleep, we got up, donned our walking boots and headed to a bakery to stock up on food before our hike. A couple of croissants and pastries down the hatch and some bacon and pepper bread things in the bag, we hailed a red pick up truck style taxi and headed for the start point.

    We were dropped off at the bottom of the hill, on the shanty outskirts of Chaing Mai. We started our watches and headed up the hill. The first part of the hike was on steep roads past shacks and the Chaing Mai zoo, but soon lead to a single footpath that took us up the mountain. It was tough, steep walking but felt so good to be trekking through the jungle. The butterflies danced around as we ducked under vines with trails of huge ants criss crossing over us. The path itself was rocky and muddy, and Tom in particular was very pleased to have walking boots to give his glass ankles the support they deserved. The trees kept the heat in and we were soon drenched in sweat, but as well climbed the air cooled. After an hour or so we came across a small temple like area overlooking the city, here the river split into small waterfalls; it was a stunning little hideaway.

    We crossed one of the winding mountain roads and plunged back into the jungle on the other side, the path becoming more and more overgrown. The more we climbed, the steeper the path became and almost an hour later we shimmied over our last fallen tree and climbed up onto the road leading to Doi Suthep. We looked terrible but it was very gratifying to have 2 people trot down the steps to the temple saying, "wow have you walked all the way from Chiang Mai?! Like, through the jungle down there?!". The temple was looked after by monks who lived in the wooden houses teetering on the hillside. We wandered around the viewpoint and platform, taking in the views with fresh water and a magnum, whilst Izzi peered over the edge and fretted about the height. It was incredibly high. The aircraft taking off from Chaing Mai Airport began their turn below the level we were at. We took in the sights for a little while longer and then headed back down the hillside.

    At the bottom of the hill we spotted another red truck taxi at the end of the road we were dropped off on, and although we must have lost a good few years off our lives with the fumes that clouded the truck as it lurched through the city, it was great to know a shower was at the end of the journey. After we'd washed up, we went in search of food and almost immediately walked across a pizza place with great recommendations. Feeling a little cheeky for not solely eating rice and noodles for dinner, we had a delicious pizza with watermelon shakes (incredible.), and promised ourselves that we'd get thai food the next day. This turned out to be a very easy promise however, as we wandered through a night bazaar lined with all kinds of chefs, playing with fire and tossing an array of food and cutlery. The night bazaar was brill, and we had some quick frozen ice cream made with bananas and oreos right in front of our eyes. As we ate, entertainment filled the square and women dancing with umbrellas, scarily long finger nails and masked dancers put on a performance to the crowd. After this, a Thai band came on and sang a plethora of pop songs from the 00's. A reggae version of Adele's "Someone Like You" has never been so well received.
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  • Day7

    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    March 2 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Heute sind wir mit dem Songthaew zum Doi Suthep gefahren. Der Fahrer hat solange gewartet bis das Auto voll war. In unserem Fall 11 Erwachsene, 1 Baby und 1 Kleinkind + 1 Kinderwagen. Es war ganz schön voll und eng. Eine 15 km lange Serpentinenstraße führt hinauf auf den 1650 m hohen Berg. Dort befindet sich einer der bedeutendsten Tempel Nord-Thailands und man hat eine herrliche Aussicht auf Chiang Mai. Zu dem Tempel führt eine monumentale, von zwei Schlangen umrahmte Treppe mit 309 Stufen. Marie hat die Treppe genommen, Basti und die Kinder sind mit der Bergbahn gefahren.Read more

  • Day28

    700 Höhenmeter auf der Ladefläche

    January 29, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Mit den Songtaews, das sind rote Pickups 🚘 mit 2 Sitzbänken auf einer überdachten Ladefläche, fährt man in Chiang Mai überall hin – wir auch. Heute sind wir die Serpentinen zum Wat Prathat auf den Doi Suthep raufgeschaukelt. Nach der coolen Aussicht von oben auf die Stadt habe wir (wieder unter) eine kleine und entspannte Fahrradtour 🚲🚲 durch dieselbe unternommen.Read more

  • Day165

    Chiang Mai #2

    February 12, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Am zweiten Tag mieteten wir uns einen Roller für umgerechnet 7 Franken und fuhren in den etwa 15 km entfernten Wat Pha Dat und in die bekannteste Tempelanlage Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Die Fahrt mit dem Roller hat Spass gemacht und war zum Doi Suthep eine richtige Passfahrt. Die Retourfahrt in der Rush Hour war dann recht abenteuerlich und zum Schluss fuhr ich dann auch wie ein halber Thai; Verkehrsregeln gibts eigentlich nicht und man schlängelt sich durch, wo's halt geht.
    Zum Zmittag gönnte ich mir dann in der Stadt einen kleinen Insekten-Snack. Ob nun der Heugümper, die mini Grillen oder die Raupen am besten geschmeckt haben, kann ich nicht abschliessend sagen. Fein wars aber definitiv.
    Da Katrin mit Dank auf die Insekten verzichtete, gönnte sie sich dafür danach ein Facial Treatment und sah danach gleich 10 Jahre jünger aus.
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  • Day7

    Doi Suthep -> Chiang Mai

    February 13, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Jetzt ging es nach einem leckeren Mittagessen auf der Spitze des Berges wieder zurück nach Chiang Mai. Wir haben dann noch einen kleinen Abstecher abseits der Route gemacht und noch einen fantastischen Wasserfall gefunden.. Also wieder Mal für ein paar schöne Bilder halten! Der Tag hat uns bisher am besten gefallen. Rollerfahren bei 33°C und zwischendurch abkühlen und tolle Landschaften bestaunen. Ganz am Ende auf dem Rückweg haben wir dann noch an einem Street Market gehalten und uns gestärkt. Das Essen war der Hammer - sowas haben wir noch nie vorher gegessen... Und werden wir vllt auch nie wieder 😢Read more

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Ban Doi Suthep, บ้านดอยสุเทพ

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