Some people say you shouldn’t visit them because its like human circus and by visiting them you encourage them to put these rings around young girls. Others say it’s a way they make money to survive. None the less, back in my childhood, I had seen a documentary on television on this tribe and had been fascinated by them since then , so I had to go there .
In the evening we went to the famous Saturday night market opposite the Chiang Mai Gate. This is the much talked about night market where people from across Chiang Mai come to sell their stuff. Its about 2 km long market where you can find shoes , clothes , accessories , brassware , silverware , cosmetics , soaps ,artifacts , paintings etc . There are no permanent restaurants but plenty of food stalls and eateries. And if you get tired from walking you can get you feet massaged here as well .I thoroughly enjoyed walking and picking up small souvenirs here until it started to rain and we had to return to the hotel. This was our last day in Chiang Mai and brought us to the end of our small get away.
Next time if I visit Chiang Mai, things that I will keep in mind
Definitely take care of the weather (Though common sense but still need to be more mindful of this )
Visit the Elephant Sanctuary – This is a much talked about place and everyone seems to really enjoy themselves here since its not like a normal Elephant Sanctuary. These are the rescued elephants staying in their natural habitat and you can feed, bathe and play with them
Eat loads of Mango-sticky rice
Until next time
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