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After cavorting around Europe I stopped over in Thailand on my way back to Australia. I opted to go up to Chiang Mai as I’d heard great things about it, and I had some frequent flyer points with Singapore Airlines I needed to use up, so it cost me nothing to get away from Bangkok.
It was definitely worthwhile. As something of a Buddhist, I found visiting Wat Phra Thart Doi Suthep high in the mountains breathtaking, though the throngs of tourists clanging the gongs was unsettling. If I were to go on a meditation retreat I think I would choose somewhere more secluded.
It is absolutely stunning though, well worth the trek up the steps.