One of the roads leading out of Chiang Mai is a popular route called the 107. There are many temples (Wats) along the roadside that you can stop and view.
The first 2 Temples were deserted-we had no idea if this was normal or if was just the time of day we were visiting.
It was a beautiful sunny day with hardly a cloud in the sky.
With no other tourists, or monks, or anyone in sight we’d stop at each wat and observe silently.
The last wat we visited we encountered a couple of men doing some kind of construction and taking a lunch break. One of them smiled at us and tried to speak a few Thai words, but with our limited vocabulary we were unable to understand much. Nevertheless, his smile never wavered and we took a few quick photos and waved goodbye.
There are many temples around Chiang Mai- close to the old city & even on the 107 highway. Rent a motorbike and take a slow drive outside of the center of Chiang Mai to discover something new. I’d post the names of these wats but I’d be lying if I said I knew what they were called, as all the signs were in Thai and there was no one around to ask. You can still admire them without knowing what they’re called.
Have you been to any temples on the 107 highway?