Chiang Mai reportedly has over 300 temples (Wats). Thus far, I have visited 7 of them.
Most of the temple complexes within the city are open daily, making it easy to wander and appreciate without a plan. Since there are so many temples, it’s also easy to assume that wherever you are, you’ll likely be near one.
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In many cases, elephants are treated quite badly in Thailand – used for illegal logging, tourist shows, or street begging. The Elephant Nature Park cares for more than 30 elephants, many of whom were previously mistreated. Groups of visitors can feed and interact with certain elephants, but the elephants otherwise spend their time wandering relatively freely within the grounds of the sanctuary.
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My Chiang Mai taxi driver was excited to learn that I recently lived in San Fransisco (Oakland, actually, but SF has better name recognition) and told me he was a huge 49ers fan, even though they apparently aren’t very good anymore. He started naming quarterbacks and such until it became clear that he knows at least 1,000 times more about American football than I do.
Sometimes, I’m a disappointing American.