Amazing Chiang Mai

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Year 6 students from Garden International School (GIS) recently had a fun-filled trip to Chiang Mai.

The first thing they did in Chiang Mai was to climb 300 steps to Prathet Doi Suthep Temple. It was tiring but the temple and views were beautiful. In the evening they visited a Khantoke dinner, where they ate traditional northern Thai food and watched some hilltribe performances.

The next day they went to an elephant camp, where they rode some of the giant animals. After that we went ox cart riding and then saw an elephant show. The students were told how the elephants work in the forest and how they work with their mahouts. After lunch there was time for some bamboo rafting.

The Year 6 GIS students had a great time in Chiang Mai.The Year 6 GIS students had a great time in Chiang Mai.

After the elephant camp the group went to Wiang Kum Kam – an ancient city that was buried by floods more than 700 years ago. It was interesting to see how they are rebuilding the temples and buildings. For dinner students went to a restaurant by the Mae Ping River.

On the last day in Chiang Mai the students visited an orchid garden. It was very beautiful and colourful and there were lots of treasures to buy. Then they went to the Mae Saa Craft Village and designed their own ‘saa’ paper umbrellas.

Overall, we had a great time and can’t wait to go back!

Year 6 students experience life on the river.Year 6 students experience life on the river.