We crammed into a little van with the other tourists for a half-day trip up to the mountain tribe and the Doi Suthep Temple. The tour guide was lovely but was running a little late.
First stop was to the mountain tribe - not really a tribe anymore, just a small town with a lot of hand made trinkets and souvenirs. Even black market diamonds were for sale through a shifty looking Burmese guy on a bike. Needless to say I passed on the offer.
Next onto the temple and it is very awe inspiring - a lot of gold and the temples and Buddhas gleam in the sun so make sure it's a fine day and not raining. Trip back down the windy mountain was refreshed with a free bottle of water and the guide offered to drop the group off at the night market or back to the hotel. Not a bad afternoon deal for 500 baht a head.
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