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Things to Do in Chiang Mai

We spent three days in Chiang Mai. One day we went on an elephant ride. A lot of fun and we highly recommend the place we used, listed below. We also visited the largest temple in Chiang Mai, climbing the 300 plus steps and gave alms to the monks.  The night market is also worth visiting.

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Joshua Metzger
We chose this place because they seem to treat the animals with more respect. No tricks, no shows. Just a ride and a bath. Oh, and lots of pictures.

Bringing the Elephant to Water

Bringing the Elephant to Water

He will drink. Hold on when he lowers his trunk to drink.

Joshua Metzger
The saying 'you can bring the horse to water but can't make him drink'. Does not apply to elephants. The elephant will drink. A lot.

Wat Prha Doi Suthep

Wat Prha Doi Suthep
Joshua Metzger
Take the steps up if you can. No one was here on an early morning rainy day.

Alms for the Monks

Alms for the Monks

Go in the early morning to give alms to the monks. There are vendors who will see you what you need to give them.

Joshua Metzger
Early morning we went to give alms to the monks. When you do so, they bless you.
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