Now the last leg of the trip â€“ leaving Loei we were very tired and took the faster side roads back to Uttaradit – First about half-way from Loei along Highway 21 in Phu Ruea District is Wat Pa Non At and a interesting structure there. The â€œMonkey templeâ€. Further down the road at the small town of Dan Sai , is home to the Phi Ta Khon (ghost mask) festival â€“ held, I think, sometime in late June â€“ thatâ€™s one festival and parade that I plan to go back and see. Costumes and masks are beautiful.
Approaching Den Chai is Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkol Kiree and across the highway a great place where they make wooden horse statues. Coming into Lampang we stopped at Duo Mo Restaurant for a quick lunch. Good food â€“ seemed to be the local gay female hangout judging from the people there and the staff.
Back home at 2:30 PM and ready for a nap â€“ Great trip, good images â€“ but next time need to spend more time at each location â€“ at least a day in each major city is needed to have time to take in more sites. 4 days and 3 nights did not allow sufficient time to visit all the attractions â€“ but then thereâ€™s always another trip on the horizon.