Claes Johansson Asia 09 travel blog

Wachirathan water fall.

If not the highest peak in the world, so at least the...

Even the Royal Thai Post have a mailbox up here.

A memorial over a helicopter pilot, who crashed here in 1971.

The memorial is build upon the crashed helicopter’s engine.

The King’s chedi.


...and flowers.

...and more flowers.

Inside the King’s chedi.

The Queeen’s chedi.

More flowers from the surrounding garden.

Flowers in all colors.

More flowers.

Inside the Queen’s chedi.

The Queen’s and the King’s chedi’s.

From the agricultural center. Here my tour comrades eating salad.

Textile workers in the Karen hill tribe village.

28 March

On this day I make a day tour to Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand, 2565 meters over sea level. The trip started in early morning and in Chiang Mai the temperature was about 27-28 degrees. When we reached the top of Doi Inthanon the temperature was around 16-17 degrees. In my mind this was a normal Swedish summer temperature. The tour also included visits to two water falls, a visit to Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon, king’s and queen’s chedi, a chedi built by the Royal Thai Air Force to commemorate the king’s 60th birthday in 1989. The tour also included a visit at a agricultural center for helping and teaching the hill tribe people in this area to cultivate new sorts of vegetables and flowers, bear in mind that this is almost Golden Triangle land, there the opium production were the main income for 40 years ago. Finally it was a visit in a Karen hill tribe village.

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