Our last day in Chiang Mai was spent at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which is located on a hill over looking the city. It has been a place of worship for over 1,200 years.
The wat is an active temple that invites people from all over the world to study Buddhism and mediation, for an unspecified fee. http://www.dhammathai.org/e/meditation/page30.php
The serpent that I am leaning on is the entrance to the wat. It adds a bit of uniqueness to the temple.
And so concludes our trip to Thailand, but even at the airport we are reminded of cultural differences. The monks have their own comfy, private waiting area within the airport.