Canâ€™t show you all the pictures here on the blog, Iâ€™ll try to get them in the Gallery. but here are some highlights. First we stopped at a Resort, Jarim Garden, for lunch before getting to Chiang Rai.
Wow, there they had this beautiful parrot and the bridge Tasanai took a picrure of last year. His pic is much better than this one. About 10KM outside of Chiang Rai is Wat Rong Khun â€“ a great gleaming white new Wat, these were taken in the afternoon sun and suffer from straight down lighting. â€“ Arriving in Chiang Rai, you first see the King Mehgrai Memorial: We went to several Wats here but those pics will wait for the Gallery.
Leaving Chiang Rai we headed North toward Myanmar (Burma) and the Golden Triangle:
This shot is looking toward Thailand (Mae Sai) from the border road â€“ we were stopped several time for ID check of Tasanai, (they didnâ€™t ask for my ID at anytime), apparently they wanted to make sure he wasnâ€™t illegal. At the top of this mountain range was the Kingâ€™s Motherâ€™s Garden and Mae Fa Luang Park. Also here is the Oldest Northern Temple â€“ Phrathat Doi Tung (Doi Tung Shrine) â€“ one of the 12 Major Temples in Buddhism â€“ Pig Zodiac â€“ and Tasanaiâ€™s brith year Temple. And on the way back, in the late afternoon here is a shot again of Wat Rong Khun.