Wat Phra That Doi Kham

So its official.  Chiang Mai has some seriously rad temples - on some seriously high hills.  It seems like the better the temple, the more sweaty you shall be on the top.  Wat Phra That Doi Kham was no exception.  After some stairs, we took some stairs.  Once we were done those stairs, we took some more stairs.  Then we got to some really pretty stairs (see above).  After a few rounds of pretty stairs... we got to the "Temple of the Golden Mountain".  Very worth it!

Temple of the Golden Mountain
Temple of the Golden Mountain

I think my favorite part of temples in Northern Thailand is how vivid the colours seem to be.  They are striking images of gold, red, and deep blue - it's hard not to be mesmerized.  

Wat Phra That Doi Kham

Thankfully, this temple also was not vomitting tourists so getting around was pretty easy and taking photos proved to be the same.  I love how in this temple every single detail was a photo-op.  After walking around and taking about 10,000 pics... Nikki and Kris finally bribed me to move on with the promise of coconut ice cream.  Outside of the temple is a small market selling everything from water bottles to lottery tickets, and thankfully we found some delicious coconut ice cream right away.  After the stair master workout to get into the temple, nothing tasted better ever in my life.

Wat Phra That Doi Kham ice cream

Our visit to the temple was fairly short as Nikki had to work in the afternoon, so we parted ways and I wanted to show Kris the massage place overlooking the jungle.  He is not usually a massage person, but he really likes Thai Massage because it really stretches you out and loosens you up.  He liked the massage and loved the view!

Getting some blogging and video editing done
Coffee, atmosphere and wifi

The coffee, atmosphere and wifi here is fabulous - and if it ain't broke - don't fix it!  We grabbed some coffee and stayed put to get some work done for a few hours.

Coffee, atmosphere and wifi

After Nikki got off work, she really wanted us to check out a local bar called "The North Gate Jazz Co-op" which had live jazz happening that night.

After Nikki got off work, she really wanted us to check out a local bar called "The North Gate Jazz Co-op" which had live jazz happening that night.

The North Gate Jazz Co-op

Can't complain Chiang Mai... can't complain.  

xoxo

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