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Old city Walls of Chiang Mai

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 29 September 2012 | Views [402]

Today l have decided to walk the entire city walls, take in the huge gates and see what l see!  Pats Klang Viang is in such  a handy location and its only a short walk to the end of Phara Pokklao and along Bambrung Buri, the Chiang Mai gate is the first gate, and there is a small  local market around this area, nice fruit shakes. 

Down past Suan Prung Gate and l decide to walk through the Buak Hat Public Park, came across some chinese tourists who had no idea where they were, showed them where they were on the map and they were off! My Nancy Chandler map is the BEST!!! The park is gorgeous, you can hire a mat an dsit and cool off, enjoy your morning Tai Chi or whatever the routines that some elder residents were going through. And of course you can get a Thai Massage! 

Around the Ku Rang Corner and aling Arak Road, past the Suan Dok Gate, lotf of Thai places to eat , pet shops (so many rabbits!),around Hua Rin Corner onto Sri Phum, some gorgeous buidlings along here, a white deserted mansion, looks so old. Mali Pagoda, most certainly one of the most lovely pagodas int he city and different to most as it is in the old Lanna Style. A stop off for iced coffee and a very quaint little shop. Past the Chang Kuak Gate, where you can get a Song taos(Red taxi) to Doi Suthep for 50 baht! Pretty cheap way to travel, but have been before so not bothering this trip. Around Sri Phum corner and some lovely tree's all wrapt up in colourful material, apparently this means a spirit lives in this tree? not sure. 

Onto Moon Muang and stop off for another coffee at Tha Phae hate, alot of western type restaurants here and in fact the place l had tea at on my first night here. I now divert to across the moat through the gates and walk to Wararot Market. It certainly is worth a trip, the flowers are stunning and l bought some lovely materials so cheap to make bunting for our afternoon tea back home. 

Back towards the old city and stop off for soem food and walk back to Pats, l ahve been out walking for 5 hours! Loved it! 

so if you are in Chiang Mai, certainly make a plan to walk around the city walls, it was interesting and a great way to see everything, l think youo could easily walk just around the walls within two hours, l just got distracted at the market!!!

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