A Day Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
I woke up early today and had an awesome american style buffet at the Raming Lodge Hotel, where I’m staying. This hotel is fantastic with a perfect location for night activities. I’m staying in a deluxe room with a plush King size bed, daily fresh fruit in my room and unlimited minibar items, all for 1300 Baht/night ($39 USD) !
After breakfast I headed for Pop motorcycle rental. I could have choosen a 200 Baht/day ($6 USD) small 125cc motorcycle but I instead went for a brand new Kawasaki 250 KXF dirtbike! I ended up paying 700 Baht/day ($21/day) which isn’t too bad but certainly not my greatest bargain. Nevertheless, the bike kicks butt and I jumped on it and had it blasting on the Thai’s version of a freeway at over 110 KMH on my second ride.
Next up was a 15KM ride to the Budhist temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. The rode to Doi Suthep is an awesome canyon carving mountainous climb. I was flying through the twists and turns and my only sadness was that I had no way to record the exhilirating ride to video. Doi Suthep was beautiful, but I’ll let the pictures do it justice.
From there I stopped off at a waterfall and nearly killed myself as I slipped from the highest point on the waterfall and slid 5 feet towards the edge of a 30 foot drop with pure rock at the bottom! I was just barely able to slow myself down in time and got a little banged up, wet and only slightly muddy in the process. Oops.
Check out the pictures of my day Chiang Mai Sightseeing.
Also, please do leave me a comment on the photos. I’ve tried some different photoshop editing tricks and I want find out if you like them or not. Thanks!