The Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge and the Temple on the Hill

This is the second part of the day. You find the first part here: Driving to Mae Hong Son. We wanted to visit the long bamboo bridge Su Tong Pae and did not find the place. After we took some pictures at another temple we drove back to a village and asked the locals. They did point out the right temple for us.

The name of the bridge translates as ‘successful prayer’ in the Tai Yai language. It does link the temple and the village of Kung Mai Saak. Build very simple out of bamboo and supported by wood to lift it over the rice fields. The villagers constructed the bamboo bridge so the monks have it easier to come to town and go back to their temple.

View from the temple to the bridge
View from the temple towards the bridge and Kung Mai Saak

No see no speak no hear
No see no speak no hear

Inside the main temple
Inside the main temple

The Four Faced Buddha
The Four Faced Buddha

The Four Faced Buddha
The Four Faced Buddha – the other side

Smaller temples on the side
Smaller temples on the side

The smallest bananas
The smallest bananas i ever saw!

Make a wish temple
Make a wish temple – that is what I named it. Clever biz idea. We gave 20 Bath each for a piece of bamboo. The monk seemed pleased and so where we 🙂

Make a wish temple
Kathleen did put her wish up

Best whishes
I have to say that Grace is deep when she is not in her Kung Fu world…

Make a wish temple
And up with it!

Does he still play?
Does he still play?

Yes! I can not see that any longer
Yes! I can not see that any longer

Lalalalaaa
Lalalalaaa

Only a few more tiles guys!
Only a few more tiles guys!

Sunset over the Shan Mountains
Sunset over the Shan Mountains

Why two shades???
Why two shades???

Temple and lake in Mae Hong Son
Temple and lake in Mae Hong Son

Fish feeding
Fish feeding

Inside the temple  in Mae Hong Son
Inside the main viharn at Wat Chong Klang temple in Mae Hong Son they have a Ratan Buddha. Never saw one of those before!

Inside the temple  in Mae Hong Son
You can get one of the boats to let it float in the fountain behind.

Bungalow view in Mea Hong Song
The view from my Bungalow in Mea Hong Song

Loosing my hair
Loosing my hair – that hurts all the time

Author: Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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