Psalm 96:4

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Doi Inthanon National Park"

The last week of December we drove to the northwest of Thailand to attend a friend's wedding which was in a small rural village near the Myanmar border.


The "Doi Inthanon National Park" was along the way so we stopped for the afternoon to enjoy this area.

This is the highest mountain peak in Thailand
and is 2,142 meters above sea level.

The area is quite beautiful and is well known for the cool temperatures and the fog that settles in on the mountains. We enjoyed a pleasant and cool walk through the beautiful garden area near the stupas sitting high on the mountain.







These "trumpet" flowers are so cool.
This was the first time I had seen yellow ones.







These heart shaped flower beds had a well-worn path from people wanting their picture taken by them.



The flowers were so beautiful and I of course stopped to smell
and take way too many photographs.....






The whole upper part of this picture is white with fog....not the easist to photograph but was nice to see.



Even the stair steps throughout the garden area are quite unique
with a leaf pattern.








As we were driving out of the park area you could see across the country side and notice the stupas high on the mountain peak.   



We stayed here for the night and then drove about 6 miles in the morning to the village where the wedding was held.


3 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a lovely spot! I am so glad that you were able to go visit there.

Jennifer said...

Owen just got to look at your pictures and it is so funny to hear his comments.
The trumpet flower picture Owen said "ohhh Grandma pickin flowers."
The one with Dad and the car he said, "Grandpa and Grandpas car. Grandpa drive, drive, drive, drive."
Then the others he would say, A tree, flower, heart etc. :)

Jennifer said...

Ellie is now looking at the pictures and she asked about the lat picture saying....is that Grandma and Grandpa's new house? Did they move? :)