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    Chiang Rai Photo Thread

    One of the most famous tourist attractions in Chiang Rai is the White Temple (Wat Rong Kun) and is located just south of the city on the Highway 1


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Rong_Khun


    These pics are from when I was first there back in 2014...................














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    These are the toilets at the White Temple, not sure why they have chosen gold in colour, the workmanship and attention to detail is magnificent..............


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    ^^^ if you want to know why they are golden, just ask your local German 5555

    Nice photo's BTW

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    Lots of rice grown in Chiang Rai district, this photo is from my bedroom window........................


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    One of my favorite parts of Chiang Rai is the mountains out and around Phu Chi Fah and a bit further out to Doi Pha Tang, absolutely magnificent country to ride motorbikes, stunning views one-side into Thailand and the other direction into Laos.....................on a clear day you can see the Mekong River which is the border in certain sections between the two countries............
































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    Thanks for the photo essay, Gavin. When I dig through my old files and load some onto IMGUR I might add a few of the general area. I have the intention of starting an account with YouTube so I can share some of my videos.

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    Might not be geographically 100% correct...oh well 55











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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Lots of rice grown in Chiang Rai district, this photo is from my bedroom window........................
    Serious? wow

    Beautiful and yet so brutal to actually work those fields with your back bent all day.

    This is the sort of setting I want to retire in.
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    And lets not forget the not so known black temple. Strange place, not sure the story behind it. Very interesting place to see.






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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    And lets not forget the not so known black temple. Strange place, not sure the story behind it. Very interesting place to see.

    A short drive from the middle of Chiang Rai city is Baan Dam (Black House) it is the unique creation of national artist, Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum, part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs. Baan Dam is a thought-provoking combination of sanuk, the surreal and the sombre and whilst it’s fair to say that some of the artwork and themes on display won’t be to everybody’s liking.


    Here are some photos I took a few years ago when I was there..........................























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    Chiang Rai also has the "Blue Temple"...........................Chiang Rai Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten is located in Rong Suea Ten in the district of Rimkok a few kilometers outside Chiang Rai. It is a recent temple which is still under construction even if its main hall is now completed. It is above all its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that marks the spirits. It has been open to the public since 2016.


    Here are a few pics when I was there last-year............................
































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    I haven't seen the Blue one Gav.

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    Ah yes, I forgot, temples (new and old) are the reason that we all came to Thailand for. 55555

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    I haven't seen the Blue one Gav.
    Yeah... nah, didn't know of that one not that I stop or go looking for them 555
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    Never been, any recommendations for accommodation?
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    Thanks Gavin.

    Dont need to go now ...555

    More on Baan Dum..

    https://www.findingtheuniverse.com/t...of-chiang-rai/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    Never been, any recommendations for accommodation?
    This place was recommended to me by Rivo, its a nice place, well priced and a great location in the city.

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/kan...al&type=total&


    If you want to get out of the city I have stayed at My Dream Guest house a fair few times. Nan the owner is very helpful and will take you all around the north if needed.

    http://mydreamguesthouse.com/
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    ^ if that's Kanlaya Place it's been mentioned as closing up ATM.

    Wangcome Hotel is right in the middle but up around 2k baht...i think.
    Some of the bike riding boys stay there.

    My first hotel there,the Whitehouse,was a beauty,run by a nice Indian family but unfortunately run down and a little out of the middle then and now demolished...i know not much help to anyone 55
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    Yeah Kanlaya Place. Whats with closing. The place we stay in CM is also closed and need to find a new place this trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Yeah Kanlaya Place. Whats with closing. The place we stay in CM is also closed and need to find a new place this trip.
    Nora mentioned it on Chob's thread...he said the current tennant is moving out and taking a lot of stuff with her.

    I always liked the look of Studio 99 up the soi from Thapae Gardens so staying there in April as i'm use to staying in that area now.





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