Chiang Mai Night Bazar under the rain
A great restaurant with seafood, we had crab in curry sauce and a fried fish.
Chiang Mai's temples
Local food & flower market
Thai biscuits in containers & local grocery store
From Chiang Mai, we took a mini van to Mae Hong Son, a charming city near the Birman border. The trip there was really tough, many curves about 1800 actually before getting there, about 5 hours' drive. A friend told me to take a medicine to prevent car sickness and i thank that friend for warning me about this.
But it really worths the effort, Mae Hong Son is simply beautiful. With fogs almost all year long above the hills and mountains, it feels like Asian Switzerland. The forests are beautiful, there are Birman style temples, waterfalls, and the Long Neck hill tribe village accessible only by a long tail boat was amazingly beautiful. The boat cruise along the Pai River was the best part of the excursion. The Long Neck women made bracelets, statuettes and scarfs which are nicely handcrafted. This is their only source of revenue.
Super charming restaurant Bai Fern
Mountain Inn, a charming hotel in Mae Hong Son
Long tail boat cruise along Pai river to the Long Neck hill tribe village
Small pier where we took the long tail boat
A beautiful Birman style temple with an amazing view on Mae Hong Son
Me at the fish cave wearing a Bershka dress & Balenciaga bag
Mae Hong Son's waterfall
A temple by the lake in the heart of the city