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TravelPod Member ReviewsBen Guesthouse Chiang Rai
Awesome place to stay if you are looking for a quiet & serene place .
The location is about a 15 min walk to the town centre .
Staff have been very pleasant and helpful .
Rooms are very clean and well kept and good size too :)
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... Thai artist Chalermachai Kositpipat who is carrying out repairs to the temple and continuing construction of the remaining buildings. Some of the rooms in the temple were not open.
We liken this construction to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona albeit of a Buddhist Temple instead of a basilica.
Before having a look around the temple and grounds we went into his art gallery. It was well worth the visit. Paintings were done using ...
... them up the quickest (until it burst), to 'prove' how tough the condoms were. Following lunch we hoped on the bus again and continued to Chiang Rai, with an another stop off at a privately owned temple that had been specially set up to appeal to the younger generation. The outside was all white, with depictions of different aspects of the religion, including heaven and hell. Inside the building there was depictions of more current events and children's characters to ...
... bringing us to the cleanest bathrooms!), and extremely nice. She also did a lot of small things, like bring bananas to eat in the van if we were hungry, bring tissues for the toilet, bring water in case we ran out and even bought snacks and a lantern to set off at the end of our day together. She even almost teared up when saying goodbye! We really couldn't have asked for a nicer guide! We set off and after about 30mins, we reached our first stop: the famous White Temple. This complex ...
... trees. We stopped half way and the driver got off and offered us the chance to go upfront and ride on the elephant's neck, by this point it was absolutely tipping it down, we were soaked! The elephant's neck was looking pretty slippery to me, as was the ground, the paths had all turned to mud/ mini rivers, so I declined, but Rob was brave/stupid enough to have a go. What a nutter. The elephant picked up speed after dropping off one of its passengers, which ...
... One can only guess.
On the opposite side of town is the White Temple. A stark contrast to the Black House in style and, well… color.
We were too late in the day to see inside but it was nice enough to look from the outside – so different from the ornate gold and shiny colors that characterize most Thai temples – they often come across as garish and trinkety. This was a pure and refreshing change.