Category Archives: Thailand: Day 5

The fifth day of our 2016 trip to Thailand.

Back on the Train

Back on the train– this time headed for Bangkok. Also, the train this time around was Japanese and much older, but the ride was smoother and I didn’t get nearly as sick. We ordered a fresh orange juice, filled with … Continue reading

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Warorot Market

If you’re leaving the walled section of Chiang Mai and headed over to the train station, you should be able to easily find Warorot Market on the way. Unlike the night market in Chiang Mai, Warorot seems to be more … Continue reading

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Wat Sri Suphan

Just south of Chiang Mai’s inner city lies Wat Sri Suphan, better known as The Silver Temple.As you can see, the outside, and most of the inside is entirely coated with silver, aluminum and zinc plating and silver decorations. The … Continue reading

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SP Chicken

For lunch we went to the Mark Wiens-recommended SP Chicken: the gai yang specialists. Gai yang is basically Thai-style whole grilled chicken. It’s a very common dish in Thai cuisine, but Susannah had never tried it. Unlike most places we saw, SP cooks … Continue reading

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Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok is a sprawling, wide-open, temple complex outside the main walls of Chiang Mai. It has multiple significant buildings including a huge, golden chedi, a spacious main hall, and a cluster of a dozen or so white mausoleums.  … Continue reading

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Breakfast and Wat Phra Singh

Our hotel offered a complimentary breakfast (or maybe we opted into getting one when we made our reservations but weren’t aware of it?) with a few Western style breakfast options, as well a one or two Thai dishes. I went … Continue reading

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