Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thailand 2/22/2013

We flew out of Salt Lake City, UT at 6:45am on Wednesday 2/20/2013. After a 3 hour flight to Minneapolis, then a 2.5 hour layover. Then a 13 hour flight to Narita Japan, with a 1.25 hour layover. Then a 7 hour flight to Bangkok, WE MADE IT!!! I now have 2 stamps in my passport!!! It was 1:00 in the morning Thailand time on Friday 2/22/2013.

We then slept in this hotel for 5 hours and headed to the airport for another 1.5 hour flight to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

When we arrived at our hotel, Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, these ladies greeted us with flower necklaces.

Our rooms weren't quite ready so we had a buffet lunch at the hotel and then headed out for the Chiang Mai Rickshaw Orientation City Tour.
We went to quite a few Monk Temples. They were very pretty and was one big room.

This was the first Buddha we saw.

Buddha Temple

These were at all of the temples we went to. We were told that past king remains were buried in them.

These wax monks looked so real. It was kind of freaky.

We then hoped on these rickshaw's and had a tour of the city. Most of us were wondering why we were riding in the seat and an old guy was pedaling us around. I felt like a tourist.

We ended the tour at this temple site.

So the Thais have a Buddha to worship for each day of the week. Whichever day you were born on is the Monk that gave you protection so they would give alms to that Monk. I loved the explanation of why this monk looked like it does.

The wiring in Thailand leaves a lot to be desired. I would be concerned about fire!

For dinner we went to a place called "The Good View" I didn't really like it. There were lots of mosquito's and I didn't really like the food but C's plate looked good!

It was pretty funny to watch C while we were waiting for our food. All of the traveling had caught up with him and he was nodding off really bad. I was waiting for his head to hit the table he was wobbling so bad. Luckily it never did hit the table! We were so glad to get to bed that night!

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