Avoiding Songkran here in Chiang Mai, Simon and I headed for 2 Days in Pai and 2 days in Mae Hong Song. We tried to visit â€œUnseenâ€ Thailand this trip and so when arriving in Pai â€“ visited a female monk meditation area- Mae She Tha Pathana Chit Chaleon Phra Kait. Then we went to the Memorial Bridge on the entrance to Pai with itâ€™s unique statues. We were very lucky to visit Wat Sri Don Chai in time to view their Shan â€“ Poi Sang long Festival â€“ great and colorful. And while in Pai stayed at the Phaewdao Resort â€“ very very nice. Excitement did happen as a neighbor 2 doors down from Simonâ€™s room was robbed and the police were there investigating in the morning. One great site, South of Pai, was this (not on the map) hot water geyser, on the side of the road. Leaving Pai and on to Mae Hong Song and booked into the Ngamta Hotel, next to the lake. From this base we explored the surrounding countryside looking for â€œUnseenâ€ sites. Gravel collection site from the river by Shan people, a river-floating restaurant, burning along the side of the road, and went to visit a 106 year old Monk â€“ but he seem to be at the Poi Sang long festival in the area, so we missed him. We did visit several more Temples and a special Children’s home for Shan refugees called Dhammagiri Foundation. Great, relaxing trip â€“ little traffic, lots of water throwing but only in designated areas and along the roads by little children â€“ So I have made this Slideshow of the best images â€“ Enjoy.
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Awesome photos Frank. Really did enjoy them. I’m not sure about that bamboo bridge tho..I’d hope the water isn’t very deep there.. 5 5 5 Looks & Sounds like it was a great trip for you guys..Tks for sharing the photos..
Thanks Jim It was great and a good relax, saw a lot of things and places I had never seen before, something I want all trips to offer. Planning on a trip to Chiang Muang and Phayao in a couple of weeks with James ansd Simon – more photos to follow.
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