On our first full day in Chiang Mai we visited Doi Suthep, a temple up in the hills overlooking Chiang Mai. After that we visited the nearby jade factory and then had lunch at a beautiful restaurant on a pond. There were flowers everywhere we went that day.
Wat Pho is a very cool temple, next door to the Grand Palace, and home to one of the largest reclining Buddha statues in the world.
This was the coolest time of year in Bangkok, and it still got into the low 90s, with high humidity. On top of that, Thai temples require long pants or skirts. We were drinking plenty of bottled water, and discovered a great refreshment: chilled coconuts.