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Smoke from inscents swirl around the nose, travel through the body until it reaches the depths of the heart. The chanting of monks can be heard in the distance. Bells from the monasteries chime in the light wind. Monks in bright orange robes walk the streets in-between the glorious wats, decorated with gold leaf to the precision of a pinpoint. Sparkling green rice patties shine as far as the eye can see. Cows graze as farmers with pointed sun hats (ngop) lay seeds so their crops may grow. On rural streets, children ride their bicycles, laughter can be heard for miles. A basket weaver works under the bright sun, as the large rolling mountains control the background. Local villagers play the game of ta khlong, as they spin, flip, and kick a straw ball over a net. A grandmother picks sacred leaves for the Buddha day ceremony. Flying lanterns light up the night sky as children run around under them. Candles burn down as the monks meditate through the long hours of the night. Everyone is awoken with the sound of the gongs and the national anthem.
Welcome to my Chiang Mai!
My current home is right outside Chiang Mai, in an area called Mae On. My village's real and full name is: Banonluaionnuemaeonsankamphaengchangwatchiangmaibprathetthai. I live in a small town amidst the rice patties and mountains of Chiang Mai.
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