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.