|A view of the outside of Wat Phra Singh and the great detail in its architecture|
Upon waking up in the early hours of the morning, Kelly and I proceeded to test out the shower/toilet/sink room and get dressed for our first day out on the town. As usual we turned to the trusted Lonely Planet Guide for its walking map/tour around Chiang Mai. We opted out of breakfast, hoping to find a place to eat along the way. With out guide in hand, we walked to the first of many temples called Wat Phrah Signh which is the most famous and largest temple at the end of Th Ratchadamnoen road. The temple itself was average size, but the grounds encompassed a much larger area with a lot of different little buildings with Buddha's in them. There was also a shaded courtyard with stone table/chair sets where Kelly and I rested for a while to escape the heat and to rest our swollen feet. It was in this courtyard that all the trees with wisdom boards were. I had a wonderful time walking around leisurely and taking pictures of the ones I felt were important to remember for my life and for those closest to me, plus there were humorous ones too.
|A bit of wisdom from one of the many trees at Wat Phra Singh|
|Tha Phae Gate early in the day before many vendors had come to set up their stalls.|
|Kelly and I enjoying a beer after a very long day of exploring|