The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort
Travel Blogs from Chiang Saen
Two and half hours later, we are dropped off in Chiang Saen. The city is a lot different compared to where we have been staying. It is quieter and hotter than the other cities. Want to know the best part? We can see Laos and Burma from our hotel window.
The first day we arrive, we are taken to the Hall of Opium Museum; a personal project …
... rolls, French fries as well as sweet and sour chicken with rice (obviously!).
Wanted to have a look at the stars since it was such a light pollution free area but there were a lot of stray dogs and I felt a bit terrorised by them so we didn't get very far with that plan. However, we were still able to see them, bright against a pitch black backdrop. On returning to our room it seemed the power had dropped out significantly - referred to as a ...
... an impossible mission. Jason struggled with his breathing and my heart raced so fast I was almost at the point of being sick. At this point we were told by our guide that this was the part of the journey (not even 30 minutes in) where many people admit defeat and turn back. We stopped for some water, steadied ourselves and after a few positive words with each other, we both took deep breaths and pushed on up the mountain and it was so worth it..... ...what a reward we had when ...
... All along the River side were small villages including a place where the slow boat stopped for the night – there was no mains power here as it was only powered by a generator. Eventually, with sunset elapsing, we reached the drop off point where we all shared a tuk-tuk into Luang Prabang. The last part of our journey felt like a car windscreen as we all had lots of mosquitoes stuck to our glasses and foreheads! ...
... according to plan. Around 11am we arrived to Chiang Rain where most of the people got off and only a few were continuing journey. It was 4 pm when we finally arrived to the Chiang Mai station.
If you have the time take rather the boat as you will at least be able to overnight on land and get some decent sleep in a hotel or if you have the money take the plane because the bus ride is probably the worst option of all the means of ...
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