Due to the generosity and kindness of our lovely friend, Wanvisa, Kathy and I have had two opportunities to visit the jungle just outside of Chiang Mai. The area is known as Mae Tang and our friend owns property there which she is developing into a detox and rehabilitation center.
I will be sharing more about her center as the opening approaches but for now I just wanted to express my deep gratitude for the experience.
The Mae Tang Jungle is a short lovely hour’s drive outside of Chiang Mai but an entirely different energy and feel. On the way we saw the rushing Mae Tang River and lots of elephants. There are no city noises just the sounds of insects chirping, birds cawing and the wind blowing through the trees and plants that abound.
There is a lovely and peaceful stream where you can yet your feet or take a walk in.
The buildings are all in traditional Lanna style and blend in perfectly with the jungle surroundings.
The floors and much of the structures are made from reclaimed wood. Truly a blessing of building up rather than tearing down.
There are wonderful trails for hiking.
Beautiful flowers and plants are all around the property.
Wanvisa had lots of activities planned for her guests including a clay workshop (that’s Kathy’s bird and my dolphin).
You can see from Wanvisa’s beautiful smile what a big and open heart she has. I know she will have much success with this endeavor and look forward to sharing more about it soon.