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Chimes of the mind in Chiang Mai

January 17th 2020
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now… ~ Thai Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Having spent the morning exploring Bangkok’s khlongs (canals) in a long wooden boat and ambling through the serene but crowded Wat Pho temple complex, we returned to Siam Champs-Elyseesi Unique Hote ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
17th June 2020

Great Review!
Your overnight train journey sounded like such an interesting experience and something I'd love to try in a country such as Thailand. I thought your bunks looked quite comfortable too. Your photos of Thai food almost made me drool it looked so good. I'd definitely like to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep but that climb of 300 steps sounds daunting but what you see at the top looks like it's so worth the climb! Great photos!
18th June 2020

Re: Great Review!
Thanks Sylvia. I highly recommend the Bangkok-Chiang Mai overnight sleeper! We were in second class and it was probably the best service, cleanest train and best toilets of all the overnight sleeper trains we've caught in Asia and Africa. And yes the hot and sweaty 300 step climb is absolutely worth it at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep :) Thanks for your lovely comment!

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