I got a surprise call from a old friend from Pattaya, Edty, that he was in town and Thursday we took a trip to Doi Suthep. First a stop at the Hmong village at the top of Doi Pui, then on to Bhubing Rajanives Palace â€“ Royal residence in Chiang Mai â€“ spent a hour there seeing the sights and then on to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep . From here you get a spectacular view of Chiang Mai City. On the right side is the International Airport and the â€œOld Cityâ€ about in the center of the shot. We got a lot of shots and so I put them in a Slideshow Gallery. This shot shows me pretty exhausted â€“ lot of walking, good exercise but never the less very tiring. When you come to Chiang Mai be sure and visit these sites â€“ we took a â€œsongtaewâ€, the Red truck Taxi, and a Golf cart tour at the Palace – total transportation cost about 1000 baht or $28 for 5 hour tour. Canâ€™t beat the price and convenience. Then thereâ€™s always renting a motorcycle â€“ but not for me.