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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Doi Tung (ดอยตุง)




I have been to Chiang Mai, Chaing Rai many times but, for some reason, it never occurs to me to go to this mountain, Doi Tung or Thailand’s Switzerland. The mountain is for everyone, who loves nature, especially beautiful flowers and a relatively low temperature. I always feel exuberant in cold weather and yes I love being at Doi Tung.

If you are aware of the habitual temperature in Bangkok, you might appreciate more of the weather in Doi Tung than I do. Well, I once asked one of my friends about the weather in Thailand, and he replied to me like that: “We have 3 seasons and you might have figured out that already. Those are “hot season, very hot season, and very very hot season”. It is normally true though. But, there is a “BUT”, this year is totally different. In Southern part of Thailand, there is flood due to heavy rain and recently, in Bangkok, the air-conditioned room is less cooler than outside temperature. I even heard on radio that one presenter was scoffing of using warm water during New Year in April.

Royal Villa
Mae Fah Luang Garden
Where am I? I lost orientation and talked noting but weather. Here is the thing; it is worth going to Doi Tung since we can visit the Doi Tung royal villa, former residence of the mother of the present King, the Mae Fah Luang Garden, and the Hall of Inspiration. At the villa, no one is allowed to take pictures of the rooms, which are very cozy by the way and the view from the villa is breathtaking. The garden is magnificently filled with beautiful flowers and the landscape is superb. I saw a coffee shop in the garden, and sadly enough, I didn’t spend time there due to time constraints. It might be one reason why I should go back there. 





These cute and vibrant girls? They are from the Mae Fah Luang project and I love watching their amazing clothes, and who wouldn’t? After visiting the Hall of Inspiration (“no camera allowed”), I could not even think of going to the market since it is getting hot.


On my way back to the car, I noticed the shaved ice dessert shop and my thoughts went back to my days with my little sister. I remembered bringing her to the shaved ice dessert shop for the first time. I ordered “ေရခဲသုပ္ ႏွစ္ပြဲေပးပါ ” and abruptly she told me “ ငရုတ္သီးမထည္႕ဘူးေနာ္ ”, as she understood all the “အသုပ္” have always to do with chili. Well she was about 3 when it happened and we still have a blast talking about that in our family.

10 comments:

Sunny said...

ေနရာ အစံု ေရာက္ေနတာ အားက်တယ္ဗ်ိဳ ႔.. :)

Nyi Linn Thit said...

စိတ္ဝင္စားဖို႔ ေကာင္းလိုက္တာ...၊ တခါေလာက္ေတာ့ ေရာက္ဖူးခ်င္တယ္၊ ဟုတ္တာေပါ့..ဒီလို ပန္းဥယ်ာဥ္ထဲမွာမွ ေကာ္ဖီ မေသာက္ခဲ့ရဖူးဆိုရင္ ေနာက္တစ္ေခါက္ ျပန္ကို သြားသင့္တယ္...။ း)

စူးႏြယ္ေလး said...

လွလိုက္တဲ႔ ဥယ်ာဥ္...
ဟုတ္တယ္ေနာ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းက ရာသီဥတုပိုေကာင္းတယ္

ေခ်ာ(အစိမ္းေရာင္လြင္ျပင္) said...

ငယ္တုန္းကတည္းက ခ်င္းမိုင္ ခ်င္းရိုင္က အိမ္ေတြ၊ ရႈခင္းပံုေတြရဲ႕ ပိုစတာေတြမွာ သိပ္လွတဲ႔ပန္းေတြနဲ႕ သဘာ၀ဆန္ဆန္ အိမ္ေတြ ေတာေတာင္ေတြ အျမဲေတြ႔ရတာမို႔ သိပ္သေဘာက်မိတာ။ ပန္းေတြလည္း စံုေနတာဘဲေနာ္။
Royal Villa ေရာ ပန္းျခံေရာ လွလိုက္တာ ေကာင္မေလးေတြရဲ႕ အ၀တ္အစားေပၚက ေငြထည္ေလးေတြကလည္း စိတ္၀င္စားစရာ
ကခ်င္လူမ်ိဳးေတြရဲ႕ ၀တ္စံုနဲ႕ နည္းနည္းဆင္တယ္.. ေအာက္က တိုင္းရင္းသူေလးရဲ ပုတီးေစ႔ေတြေရာဘဲ။
စိတ္၀င္စားတယ္ ဒီပိုစ္႔ေလးလဲ သိပ္ေကာင္း

Baby taster said...

ကိုယ္လည္း ခ်င္းမိုင္တခါေရာက္ဖူးတယ္
မစံုပါဘူး အဲ့လို ေအးခ်မ္းတဲ့ေနရာမွာေနခ်င္တယ္
ေက်းဇူးရွင္ကိုေတာင္ ေျပာေသးတယ္ ကိုယ္တို႔
အသက္ၾကီးရင္ေတာ့ ခ်င္းမိုင္မွာေနမယ္လို႔ေျပာေတာ့
သူကေတာ့ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာပဲ ေနမယ္တဲ့။ ဒါနဲ႔ အက်ီမွာ
ခ်ိတ္ထားတာက ဆယ္ျပားေစ့ေလးေတြထင္ပါ့ေနာ္
စကားမစပ္ ေရခဲသုပ္တပြဲ ငရုတ္သီးထည့္နဲ႔ေပါ့ေနာ့ :)

Mon Petit Avatar said...

Sunnyေရ ေရာက္တယ္ဆိုရုံေလးပဲ

ေကာ္ဖီေတာင္မေသာက္လိုက္ရလို႕ ေနာက္တေခါက္ေရာက္ရင္ေသာက္တာေပါ့လို႕ အမ်ိဳးသားကလဲေျမာက္ေပးတယ္ ကိုညီလင္းသစ္

အဲဒိမွာေနရတာအသက္႐ႉလို႕ေကာင္းတာအမွန္ပဲစူးႏြယ္ ေလး
ေအးလဲေအး တိုက္တာကလဲနည္း

ၾကမ္းေတြကေျပာင္ေျပာင္ အားလုံးသပ္သပ္ရပ္ရပ္နဲ႕ တအားေနခ်င္စရာေကာင္းတယ္ စာၾကည့္စားပြဲရယ္ ဝရန္တာက်ယ္က်ယ္ကေနၾကည့္ရင္ျမင္ရတဲ့ ျမင္ကြင္းရယ္ အားလုံးသေဘာက်လာတာ ေခ်ာရဲ့။

ဟုတ္တယ္ ဆယ္ျပားေစ႕ေတြ Baby
မစပ္ေစရပါဘူး အေရာင္တင္မႈန္႕ေလးနဲနဲေတာ႕ ထည္႕ပါရေစ

SHWE ZIN U said...

ညီမ ေရ

အလည္ တေခါက္ေရာက္လာပါတယ္ ပံုလွလွေလးေတြ ၾကည္႕သြားတယ္
ေက်းဇဴးပါ

ခင္မင္စြာျဖင္႔
ေရႊစင္ဦး

Kyaw Hnin Se Lwin said...

မေရ
သည္ဘေလာ႕ဂ္လာလာေငးတုိင္း သည္႕တ၀က္ေလာက္အဂၤလိပ္စာေတာ္ရင္ေတာ္ပါၿပီ
အၿမဲေတြးမိတတ္တယ္
:D

Mon Petit Avatar said...

မမေရႊဇင္လာလည္တာ ေက်းဇူးပါ။

ရွမ္းၾကိဳက္ေတာ့ႏြားေခ်ာတာေပါ့ ညီမေလးေက်ာ္ႏွင္းဆီလြင္ေရ။
တကယ္ေတာ့ကိုယ္က "ဘိုးေတာ္ကန္႕လန္႕" အထက္မေရာက္ေအာက္မေရာက္ ဘာမွတတ္တာမဟုတ္ဘူးဆိုတာလူမသိဘူးရယ္။

Stella said...

lovely blog. I will be reading you. Would you see mine?
xoxo

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