(This is an excerpt from my newest book, ‘7 days in northern Thailand’. More on that in a minute.)
Hug You Sheep Farm
96 Ban Watgate, Chiang Mai
If your camera wasn’t already getting full of pictures, it will be after this stop. Complete with faux buildings and real sheep (pay a nominal fee for a handful of grass), there are plenty of places to take selfies or pictures of your group. The sheep pictured above is about 5 meters tall – more than big enough to get your entire group in there.
A souvenir shop and restaurant are also around – pick up some lunch or a snack here, or wait until you get back to town.
From the temple, head back towards route 1034 – the road will merge with it – and turn left to stay on 1034. Turn right onto route 1 and head south for about 9 km. You’ll see the sheep farm on the left – it’ll be right along the highway.
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- The museum that combines insects and religion
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About the author
Chris Backe is the blogger behind One Weird Globe, a popular blog about offbeat destinations and life as an expat. His mission in life is to make travel awesome, and to set you up to succeed while traveling. He’s lived in Korea, Thailand, Colombia, and traveled to weird destinations across Europe. He’s also the founder of the Choose a Way series, the interactive travel guidebooks that put you in charge. He’s been seen in Atlas Obscura, io9, Fark, Mental Floss, Groove Magazine, and many other publications. When not traveling or writing, he enjoys swing dancing and a good game of Cards Against Humanity.