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-> Chiang Mai
-> Old Town Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai has lots of temples, as mentioned earlier. It shuts down the main road on Saturday and Sunday for a thriving night market. These night markets are an essential part of any visit. They sell the normal tourist crap, but they also sell real goods and every temple is converted into a raucous food court.
The city was actively trying to upgrade the sidewalks while we were there, so we spent a lot of time walking in the street. The red trucks are hop-on taxis that cost 20 baht to go pretty much anywhere in town. They're much better than taxis in Bangkok.
The decorations on the tops of roofs are swans, a holy animal
These are creepy wax figures of monks. It took us several minutes to be certain they weren't real people
As you can see, the sidewalks are under construction. Luckily, the traffic isn't that bad.
The most adorable van ever!
One of the expensive spas we went to (expensive means that a massage costs $30)
I don't know if thai people actually eat any bugs (they definitely use ant eggs as seasoning) or if these are for drunk tourists
This guy was selling pork treats. Hence the hat
Food court in a temple
This tar-like black jelly treat was everywhere.
Did you know there was a lake placid 4? Did you know there was a lake placid 2?
Foot bath at another spa
Old city wall