Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wat Santikiri, Mae Salong

The government of Thailand has built a magnificent, Thai-style temple in Mae Salong, the settlement populated by descendants of Kuomintang (KMT) soldiers in Northern Thailand.

The main complex of Wat Santikiri is located in the village of Mae Salong, but its impressive chedi, shown below, is built on the 1200-m summit. A staircase of 700 steps connects the chedi to the main complex of the temple.

The chedi is accessible by paved road. Visitors who are more physically fit can, of course, try the staircase.

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