Friday, February 26, 2010

What is so special about Doi Inthanon, ChiangMai?

Reason 4:

The most important reason that i like Doi Inthanon:

Can you see it?
The Chedi on the hilltop. Sitting in our van, we couldnt wait to see the temples. It looks gorgeous from far away.

Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. I think it is a brilliant idea to build a memorial chedi on top of the mountain, which make it stands high and nothing is higher than it, other than the sky.

These temples were built in honor of the King and Queen in 1987 and 1992 respectively for the celebration of their 60th birthday.

The King's Chedi on the highest mountain in Thailand

Opposite the King's Chedi is the Queen's Chedi. Looking at each others. For me, it sounds Romantic. It just remind me of Taj Mahal- the symbol of love of the king to his wife.

What is inside the Chedi?
Both of the chedi also has buddha statues inside them and nice picture on the wall. We have to remove our shoes when we get into the chedi ( as show our respect), i did not wear socks, so my bare foot directly touching on the marble floor. It is ........terrific!! Haha.... very very cold. syiok!!!

The authority is very considerate. They reserved a corner as the smoking area. It is good both for the smokers and non-smokers. Smokers - they have a place that they can 'enjoy' smoking openly while for non-smokers, this is even better, because they can enjoy the view or sitting down in the garden without 'sharing' smoking with the smokers.

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