Chiang Mai, Thailand – Day 1

Once we had got the unfortunate roommate incident out of the way, had found a map of Chiang Mai and checked in to a new abode, we decided it was high time to get out and explore the city. Everyone I know who has previously been has loved it and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about!

Although the day started off rather chilly, by 11 the sun was out and we were roasting. Bangkok had been very overcast so we were glad to finally get some vitamin D!

We began by having breakfast at a lovely little restaurant called The Corner, before strolling along the eastern edge of the old city next to its surrounding water. We then spent the next 5 hours getting lost in the old city’s grid (partly through choice and partly because we could never work out where we were on the map). We visited two beautiful temples; one of which is a ruin which dates back to the thirteen hundreds, wandered through some of the most colourful markets we have seen yet and strolled idyllically around the leafy residentially streets. It’s hard to believe we are in the same country as we were yesterday! Chiang Mai is so chilled out and easy going, compared  to the quite frankly mental ways of Bangkok.

This evening we are going for dinner at a lovely rustic restaurant before heading to the Sunday walking night bazaar. Three locals have stopped to tell us about it today so we feel it only fitting that we check it out!

Here’s a photo of me looking slightly ridiculous in a scarf and walking shoes

Tomorrow we are heading to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary for an overnight stay so I won’t be able to post for a couple of days; rest assured however that when I’m back I will spam both here and Instagram with many a picture of these glorious creatures!

3 thoughts on “Chiang Mai, Thailand – Day 1

  1. Beautiful! What was the temple where you were allowed to take photos? I don’t remember being allowed to bring my camera into them in Thailand… enjoy your trip!


    1. There were a couple in Bangkok where they asked you not to take photos inside of the temple; I think one of them was within the Grand Palace complex; potentially where the emerald Buddha currently is?! And there was a very sacred on in Chiang Mai where I wasn’t even allowed in as a woman but apart from that they have seemed quite happy with people taking photos; otherwise I definitely wouldn’t! I hate it when people whack their cameras out anyway even if they’ve been told not to!

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