Wednesday 22 February 2012

Riding on Borders - Day Six

See Map for Day Six

Another temple and another cave.
We climbed the 509 steps past numerous Buddhist sayings tagged to tree trunks to Wat Tham Pha Plong, more to justify the morning's pancake breakfast than anything else, although the Thais do pick some good locations for their wats.

Chedi at Samnak Song Tham Pha Plong

We marvelled at the limestone formations decorating the network of Chiang Dao Caves, despite lamenting the cheesy tourism that had taken over the place, before heading back to Chiang Mai. It was a crazy ride, ten times busier than when we left. The cars didn’t seem to follow the same rules as they had before; I started getting frustrated and needed a break to cool my head. Lunch was a welcoming moment, but I worried about the 30 kilometres that still remained ahead. Surprisingly after bread the road seemed a bit easier, and we made it into Chiang Mai without dramas. Back to our favorite accommodation, Early Bird B&B where we finally changed into a clean set of clothes…

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