Mountain Paradise Near CHIANG MAI
Mon Jam is an amazing mountaintop farming community with great views, markets, and cool bubble hotels that all make for a perfect escape from the city.
So this is like a little mountaintop village mountaintop market we’ve driven up as far as we can drive and uh parked the bike and now we’re walking up.. Sawatdii Krab, hello what’s your name, what’s your name?
she’s too shy, she’s too shy, she wanted to say hi and then she got shy but yeah this is a bit of a surprise up here right Haelee it is when we first pulled in down there there was there was nothing and now there’s like a market on top of a mountain and a bunch of bubbles to stay in.
So after you’ve pulled up into the parking lot walked through the village you’re going to want to hang left there’s some reforestation or a sign I’ll show you the sign but you’re going to end up here this is the pinnacle you got to pay 30 baht to get into this uh little flower garden but Haelee is it worth it?
Haelee: Oh yeah definitely! you have to drop by here so pretty.
Chris: Yeah I mean look at this place this would be a great place to come and and spend uh spend a night or a weekend or a two-night getaway it’s gorgeous up here I bet there’s there’s lots to do lots to see and always lots to eat but there’s one way that I can think of to really show off this place!!
Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.