BHupHing Palace and Scenic Overlook
As those of you who have been following this story know, AlteCocker's buddy Mary was incapacitated with a broken leg almost as soon as AlteCocker arrived in Chiang Mai. At the end of my stay, however, AlteCocker did manage this outing with Mary and Tom Hanson. It is so nice to have friends in places, as they always know what you should see that is not in the guidebooks. The Bhuphing Palace (yes, it is pronounced "pooping") is located past Wat Doi Suthep if you just keep going. After the Palace we continued on to an overlook where Thais sometimes take holidays in preset camping tents because it is cool high up. There AlteCocker had Thai food that was so spicy she could not finish it.