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    Wat Chiang Man


    There are more than a hundred buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, and they are considerably older than those in Bangkok.

    This is the oldest, built in the 13th Century by King Mengrai to celebrate the founding of Chiang Mai city. It is reputed to contain a hair of Lord Buddha.

    It's quite awe-inspiring.

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    wow.
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    I went to Chiang Mai a few years ago but I don't remember visiting it. Great picture.

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    definitely agree with wow really is beautiful

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    Great picture! Are you still in Chiang Mai, when are you heading to Bangkok?

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    Ditto the "wows" - gorgeous temple!
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    Thanks everyone. This temple isn't very big but it really is breathtaking. I have about another 120 to explore as well.

    Chris - I'm still in Chiang Mai - no plans to visit Bangkok in the near future. I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month to get a new Thai visa, but it's direct from Chiang Mai. Will definitely visit Bangkok at some point and hope to meet up with you.

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    Wow, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! The building in the back is also very intricate!

    Eat some Durian in KL!

    It will make vampire skunk more stinky...

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    Plenty of durian in Chiang Mai...haven't tried it yet though

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    always wanted to go there...with my camera, of course!
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    Come on over, you won't regret it.

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    Chris - I'm still in Chiang Mai - no plans to visit Bangkok in the near future. I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month to get a new Thai visa, but it's direct from Chiang Mai. Will definitely visit Bangkok at some point and hope to meet up with you.
    No worries, we'll still be here My wife was in Chiang Mai last weekend at a temple retreat for 4 days.

    Durian, you HAVE to try Durian....it is awesomely yummy!!!! And very fattening !

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    yeah I like it but I had fogatten that chiang Mai......Picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO
    Durian, you HAVE to try Durian....it is awesomely yummy!!!! And very fattening !
    Some ppl will say YMMV. Andrew Zimmerman durian encounter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75vm9ik5pjo

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    The correct name for this famous foodie is NOT Andrew Zimmerman but rather Andrew ZIMMERN

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