Archive for the tag 'Chiang Rai'

Aug 09 2011

Mae Fah Luang Botanical Gardens

Published by under Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang Botanical Gardens are located in Chiang Rai’s Doi Tung district, close to the Burmese border town of Mae Sai. Now some 20 years old, the superb gardens were created in the early 1990s when the particularly troublesome Akha village of Pa Kluay was relocated by the royal-backed Doi Tung Development Project. The … read the full post

Jul 19 2011

Chiang Mai’s Old City and Cambodia’s Angkor Thom

Published by under Wats

I had a mate from Siem Reap visit me in Chiang Mai recently. He’s a guide, so knows Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom and so on inside out . His first comment on arriving was, “Oh, it’s got a city wall… and a moat, and it’s square shaped is it?!” “Well, yes,” I said. … read the full post

Jul 02 2011

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Published by under Chiang Rai

Let’s head up the road from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai for this post, where we’ll check out the unique Rong Khun temple. The temple is located some 15 km south of Chiang Rai city at the junction of highway 1 leading south to Phayao and highway 118 heading Chiang Mai-wards. The ‘white temple‘, as … read the full post

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