Wat Phra Singh, the Night Market and the Food….omg, the food!
Wat Phra Singh. We just sort of stumbled upon it. It’s the first one we’ve visited and it’s hard to imagine just how old these structures are, and how beautiful.
The streets. Narrow and busy but oh so interesting. You’ve got to keep your eyeballs in front and also at the back of your head because there is no “flat” sidewalk type terrain on which to walk. Cars drive within a few feet of us leaving little room for comfort. What itty bitty sidewalk there is is shared with trees, hydro poles, parked vehicles of all descriptions. We established a strategy for crossing the road—look for a gap and run like heck!
All roads lead to food. Food! It’s literally on every corner—deliciously yummy Khao soi (a northern Thai noodle dish), fermented sausage, padthai, curries that look and smell scrumptious.
The Night Market. It’s truly amazing and you’d better prepare to shop (and eat). This is where you see Thai silk, sample deep fried scorpions, watch some young Thai men dressed in drag, find singing bowls….and eat more food.
Enough words. Pictures are better