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Long Necks of Chiang Mai

Day 6

Our third and last day in Chiang Mai we decided to spend it on an unforgettable and skin crawling experience. Today was yet again an early beginning but with so much to see and do we definitely cannot afford to waste a single day. We were picked up at our home stay and were driven north where we took up the opportunity to observe and photograph the traditional farmlands and local houses built in the traditional Thai style. At Chiang Dao cave, the caverns stretch deep into the mountain and only a small portion is possible to explore. There were 2 caves named Tham Phra Nawn and Tham Seua Dao that were illuminated by electric lights which was quite the sight. Then, our trip continues to visit the Karen long neck tribe village where they are famous for wearing golden rings around their necks, arms, and legs. Because these golden rings are put around their bodies at a young age, they’re neck becomes elongated. This has brought on the name of the tribe.

After our amazing experiences with the villagers it was time to have a quick lunch stop at the local market they call Mae Ma Lai. This market is famous for their fresh water tropical fish and jungle vegetables that have been described as a rare market of its kind and not found anywhere else in the world. On our way back to our home stay we stopped by another orchid and butterfly farm that was similar to the one yesterday. We took the opportunity to surround ourselves in the aroma and touch of each flower on our last tour in Chiang Mai. Another day well spent and a lot of memories captured.
Heres just an important travel trip when traveling anywhere in Thailand: always use licensed taxis from official taxi stands, limousine services, or official airport buses, or arrange to be picked up by hotel shuttle services. Unlicensed vehicles (black and white license plates) are not properly insured to carry passengers and may not use meters. Absolutely do not share a taxi with strangers even if they seem very friendly.

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