Mountains, meditation, and Chiang Mai’s best view

1 Sep

For the reminder of our time in Chiang Mai we were  staying in mountainous jungle land surrounding the magical looking Doi Suthep Temple.

Eventhough we were there to practice meditation  I think I enjoyed wandering around the surrounding jungle and temple more, but perhaps that’s a form of meditation in itself.

The Temple looked absolutely incredible at night. There were next to no tourists; all the buildings glowed gold and were surrounded by candles and incense sticks.

From around 7-8pm you you could also see and hear the monks chanting in Pali language in their orange robes. And from every angle of the Temple there was an amazing view of Chiang Mai which seemed to sprawl out for as far as I could see.

Dom pointed out that we were so high up, you could see planes taking off and flying through the air. It was like looking down on an incredibly starry sky.

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2 Responses to “Mountains, meditation, and Chiang Mai’s best view”

  1. Jane Eve September 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    How did Dom get on with the 4.30 start? 🙂 or 😦

  2. clarehudson September 2, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    🙂 Surprisingly well.

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