Huaen Kham Resort
Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... getting set up. As a lot of the stalls werent ready we decided that we would go back at lunch time.
We wanted to go and see a few temples as we heard they were very interesting and beautiful in Burma. We got hold of a tuk tuk that agreed to take us to all the 3 known temples in that city for 200 Baht (they use Baht also here as its so close to the boarder and they get more money out of it as there currentcy isnt very stronge.)
He took us ...
... is white because the artist says that gold is a color for those lusting after money. It is also covered in many tiny mirrors that reflect light and represent knowledge that comes through enlightenment. The main theme of the temple is Buddha vs a demon and nirvana vs death. Outside the temple there are many representations of death and evil such as hands coming out of the ground, skulls, gargoyles, and even some characters from popular movies such as the predator ...
... to be true. Please also realize that these are captive, well-trained elephants with mahouts who know how to make them do what is necessary and also things that amuse people and make them money. Yes, the mahout uses a hook with a rather sharp point on the end, and the elephants are also chained by one foot to the ground a lot of the time. I don't like that. The first is to assure their good behavior and the latter, of ...
... one so soon after the last one! We spent the morning milling about the small town. It was very hot and not very interesting. The buildings were more run down, the streets dirty and dustier. We saw a few temples, walked through a Myanmarian (is that right?) market and then took a very expensive tuk tuk to a huge golden pagoda on top of a hill. This was probably the highlight as it gave stunning views over both countries. We of course had to sample the food and beer ...
... were converted into guides and are now, along with their families, the precious staff of the expedition. Well, I just returned from 3 days in the jungle with them and it was a fantastic experience! I rapidly met a group of 5 crazy Canadian guys and we shared a tree house during the trip. Our little home was located 60 meters above the ground and could only be reached by zipline!! Do ...
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299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18