Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a temple way up high overlooking Chiang Mai. There is a cool legend about this site. From Wiki: “a white elephant which was released in the jungle. The elephant is said to have climbed up Doi Suthep…trumpeted three times before dying at the site. It was interpreted as a sign and King Nu Naone ordered the construction of a temple at the site.” As at any site, there were plenty of snacks available outside. Fried quail eggs and cups of sweetcorn (seasoned with condensed milk) were eaten with enthusiasm. Simple street food. This monk figurines lined a low wall. I love their cute features and chubby cheeks.
In a daily “pay it forward”, the locals in Luang Prabang give alms to the monks living in this town. With over 30 wats in Luang Prabang alone, the monks rely on the Buddhist belief in making merit.