Sawatdee ka! – Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (b)

25 Dec 2012, Tuesday – Part B

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

We paid THB30 to be in this Hmong costume. We thought we could only take photos within the confines of the shop and hence the exertion to make our money worth.

After taking 300 photos (just kidding, haha!), through a kind translator, we were told the lady boss strongly urged us to walk up to the waterfall and take photos. We contemplated for a long time before saying OK (we paiseh!).

I was also wondering why there weren’t other tourists wearing the costume and walking around like us… Because most of the costume-rental shops are located close to the waterfall!

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

Please welcome the new superhero on earth: Ms. H!!! :p

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

Our backpacks did not match our costume at all!

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

Folk game!

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

2 engineers were puzzled with the purpose of this “machine”

Ban Mong Doi Pui (Hmong hill-tribe village)

The lady boss said it’s very nice to take photos with the flowers around the waterfall! Nice or not? :p

cable car to  Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

cable car to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Wow! FCU (fan coil unit) inside lift car!

At  Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

At Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

The gong which can only be hit with clenched fist (not touching, not tapping) if good luck is what you need.

 Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep: Going to pay respect to the chedi

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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep: Ah-mah-jing!

 Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

It’s during this trip that I came to observe, pay attention and find out more about the meaning of Buddha’s asana (body position) and Mudra (hand gestures).

green bus from chiang mai to chiang rai

Taking the Green Bus to Chiang Rai. I reckon this is the most comfortable coach that I have taken so far! The head rest is so comfortable!

Day 1: Bangkok | Day 2: Chiang Mai 1 | Day 3: Chiang Mai 2 | Day 4: Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai (a) | Day 5: Chiang Rai | Day 6: Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong | Day 7: Chiang Khong – Laos | Sue’s

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