Wat Phratat Doi Suthep (March 2012)

It was said that a trip to Chiang Mai is not complete without visiting Wat Phratat Doi Suthep which is considered the most popular and most sacred temple in the area as it is believed to house a relic of Buddha.   According to the legend back in 14th century, a dream led a monk to find a relic which he did and found a bone. The bone was believed to be Buddha’s shoulder and displayed magical characteristics. The monk took the bone to the ruler of Sukothai and the king called for ceremony but the bone did not show […]

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Dozy House

Dozy House was the second guesthouse I stayed in Chiang Mai which I found through Agoda. Since my stay in Chiang Mai was not purely leisure, I was waiting for my employment visa to be processed and I have no idea how long will it take, I decided to move to a budget guesthouse compared to the one I first stayed. Dozy House is located inside the Old City of Chiang Mai, on the northwestern side between Chang Puak Gate and Suan Dok Gate. The location is more of a residential area the makes the place quiet and peaceful. The […]

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Treated like a Queen

Spas are like mushrooms in Chiang Mai, big and small, that I told myself I have to experience one of them. Which among them to try is the question. If I will ask the guesthouse where I was staying, I was worried that I could get a biased recommendation, they might direct me to the spa who give them favors. So, as usual, I asked google and I landed in Trip Advisor. Among the reviews in Trip Advisor, I found out that Fah Lanna has a high rating due to the high satisfaction of their clients,  hence I decided to […]

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Dining at Huen Phen (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

I had no plan coming to this restaurant, I came down from my room of the guesthouse I was staying to check on the food I ordered online. I was told by the receptionist that the service was only in Bangkok. I was hungry already and I don’t plan to dine outside. They told me to walk around 200 meters and I would find a restaurant. And so I went and didn’t bother to go back to the room to take my cell phone and camera. I didn’t know that I will be welcomed by an extraordinary, unique ambiance that […]

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Around Chiang Mai in March 2012

I could say that I loved this city and it is a place that I would definitely go back. In fact, after a few weeks coming back to Muscat where I currently live, I woke up one morning missing Chiang Mai, the surroundings, the temples, the local food……… Chiang Mai is located 700 kms away north of Bangkok and according to history it used to be the capital of Lana Kingdom. No, I wouldn’t be telling you history on this post, I will show you Chiang Mai on a glimpse. Due to the Burmese threats in the past, Chiang Mai […]

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