Huaen Kham Resort
Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
Yupin and Chai have a beautiful home with fabulous teak tree trunks supporting the upper level. All timber finishes and furnishings and an open plan underneath, for the coolness. The Bartons and Des and I were each accommodated in a huge bedroom with en-suites and air conditioning which was wonderful, as it was in the high 30’s while we were there.
Yupin and her sisters (she has 4, and a brother) prepared ...
... with a new neck piece that coils around and around. After years of wearing the rings the women's neck muscles are too weak to hold their heads up by themselves so they end up needing the rings as a supportive brace. The reason why the Karen women put themselves though the neck lengthening routine is tradition, but it is also a way of making a living for the refugees.
We had mixed feelings about visiting this village, because it seemed exploitation ...
... for the comfort of my Mazda back home! It's also impossible to talk to one another because the wind is so loud, so I got pretty bored on the back. Although the reviews that the Golden triangle said that it was a waste of time and there was nothing to see, both Justin and I really enjoyed our day! We got to explore around the Golden Buddha, tossed coins into the belly of a big fat Buddha, see the famous triangle that points to the countries in different ...
... had the choice of paying 500 Baht or $10 which we worked out $10 would be cheaper with the exchange rate, but we didnt have any so had to pay the 500 Baht instead. They then took a photo of us and stuck it in a visa card which was like a passport. We ha to keep it on us all day. They kept our passports which when leaving they would exchange for our visa card. We werent allowed to leave the first city unless we had a tour guide.
After 20 minutes ...
... along. This one wasn't a temple so much as just a Jeti, which is the spire like structure that most temples have. The one we saw was a model of one found in Yangon, the capital city. Finally we saw one more temple that had much more of a normal building shape to it. Inside there were paintings of the story of Buddha. There was also a small souvenir stand inside it, which is something we have not seen in Thailand. Our drivers took us back to the border and we spent ...
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299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18