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Tomb of Rama the 4th

Tomb of Rama the 4th

Spirit house in forest

Queens temple - Doi Inthanon

Queens temple - Doi Inthanon

Queens temple - Doi Inthanon

King's temple - Doi Inthanon

King's temple - Doi Inthanon

Gardens - Doi Inthanon

Gardens - Doi Inthanon


After visiting Doi Suthep, the next must see stop is Doi Inthanon. Doi Inthanon is a) the highest point in Thailand, b) a national park, and c) home to two temples (modern) built by the airforce to honor the King and Queen of Thailand on their 60th anniversary. Ho hum, another temple I hear you say. Get used to it, you can't go more that a block in Chang Mai without hitting a temple. However these temples are a modern interpretation of a Budhist temple, and we found them very interesting. On top of that they are surrounded by beautiful gardens full of what are described a exotic plants. These are plants that would shrivel up and die in the tempetature and humidity of the valley below. It is also an excellent example of your typical Bay Area garden. One final point before I get to the pictures is that Doi Inthanon is also home to the tomb of the most famous Thai king to ever be protrayed on Broadway and in the movies. His name was Rama the 4th, but you probably know him as the King (Yul Brenner) in "Anna and the King of Siam".

Cop-cun-cup for taking time to visit.

Steve and Scott

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