Thailand – Chiang Mai – Temples and Zip Line Adventures

– NOVEMBER 22-25, 2015

We flew from Hanoi to Bangkok, then took the city train to the bus station and then jumped onto a bus to ride overnight to Chiang Mai.  The bus was named the VIP bus, but there was nothing VIP about it.  We struggled to get comfortable, but in the end we managed to get a couple of hours of sleep before the 7am arrival in Chiang Mai.  We jumped into a tuk tuk (the motorbike driven cart that is frequently used in Asia) and rode to our hotel.  Luckily, they were willing to check us in early so we could catch a shower and nap before noon.

After a quick nap we went out to check out some of the Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai.  Here are some of them.

Wat Phra Sing

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Wat Inthakhin

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The Phae Gate

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The Phae Gate

Three King’s Monument

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Si Phum Buddhist Temple

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Si Phum Buddhist Temple

Chiang Mai has a good reputation for zip line adventures, so we did some homework on the various vendors in the area.  The best operation with the highest customer satisfaction ratings, best price and most obstacles to tackle was clearly the Flying Squirrels Adventure.

Flying Squirrels, Zipline Adventure in Chiang Mai was engineered and built by a group of experts who pioneered a one-of-a-kind attraction.  With a combination of ziplines and obstacle courses built high in the treetops, you can enjoy a journey of invigorating fun and exhilarating excitement.  You get to scale rope walls,. ride a bicycle high in the sky, skateboard between trees, slide down the trunk of massive ancient trees and zip line long distances while flying high above the tree canopy.

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When we were done (it took around 3 hours) we were treated to an authentic Thai lunch buffet that was delicious.  They drove us back to town and we chilled out for the evening while watching the last portions of the Lantern Festival wrap up.  Chiang Mai is a beautiful place.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.