If we talk about Chiang Mai Province in Thailand, people may firstly think of Doi Suthep, a little panda at Chiang Mai Zoo or the Night Bazaar. But what about Chiang Dao? There's people who know about it, and people who don't know where it is. Traveling to Doi Chiang Dao is pretty difficult. You must have a strong body and mind; you must carry your heavy luggage and water to go see a panoramic view of Chiang Mai at 2225 meters above sea level.
If trekking to Doi Chiang Dao is too hard for the one you love, we have another choice for you. Just find a cool place with the surrounding mountain where you can see both the sunrise and sunset such as San Pa Kia Agricultural Research Station at Chiang Dow. San Pa Kia is under Faculty of Agricultural, Chiang Mai University. The guest house must be booked 10 days in advance. The way up to San Pa Kia is very steep and you must make use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Using the service of the Research Station is recommended.
Another interesting place is a home stay called Rabiang Dao (means terrace of star). It’s a small home stay managed by the Lisu people. You can walk around to see the Lisu people’s simple daily life in Lisu Village, as well as the great view of Doi Chiang Dao in another view which is not less beautiful than San Pa Kia.
The coolness from late November until February maybe too cool and make you hold yourself while jumping around. But I have a warm hand with sweet smiles to hold while walking on the grassland in the middle of the mountain range. I want to stop at this moment forever; a moment with the two of us holding each other from the sea of stars to the sea of mist. Thank you for the good moment. I will miss all these good things if I don’t have her.
Here she is….. my princess.