Tha Ton Temple, Ban Tha Ton, Thailand

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The small town of Ban Tha Ton is north of Chiang Mai, hugging the Kok river and neighbors Myanmar. From our veranda the Kok river runs past, while a new hotel gets built on the otherside of the river. Spending two night in Ban Tha Ton, allowed us to climb a mountain. Over looking the town is the Wat Tha Ton, a Buddhist temple.

On the way up the mountain, we spun the prayer wheel over looking the town. Just up a little further the monks were gathered in a eating hall. It seemed we were close to our destination, yet we were only half way up the mountain. Rewarded with the view once we had hiked to the top Wat Tha Ton towers over the valley.

ABOVE: Tha Ton hugging the river

BELOW: The Buddhist temple Wat Tha Ton.

BELOW:  The view from the top of the Wat over the farmlands.

A small restaurant on the main strip of Tha Ton caught our eye, with soup.  Above a bowl of beef noodle soup, there is also a few bits of pork shredded in there too. The soup here was very rich – possibly because it was beef.

I have no idea what this fruit is, I was just curious as to what it would taste like.  The lady selling them on the street, peeled and chopped one up for us.  All I remember is that it was similar to a potato yet a little sweet.  Does anyone know what they are?


BUS: Buses depart from Chang Pheuak (bus station) in Chiang Mai daily, it’s a four hour journey.


Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to help people live a life with passion & purpose without people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and seeking approval at

2 Responses

  1. tastes like a potato but a little bit sweet….i’m definitely going to go with it’s a sweet potato….my wisdom is in fact deep.

    1. For some reason i remember it is not a sweetpotato, Roy remembers it being a little sour. Who knows, I need to find someone with some Thai food knowledge to answer. Thanks for the guess though.

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