Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... then moved onto the next one which was up on a hill looking over the city and to Thailand.
The view and temple were both very beautiful.
Nathan had to put a skirt on as his knees were showing, and it is disrespectful to the Buddha if you have your knees showing (sometimes your shoulders and elbows have to be covered but it depends how strict they are) I was fine as I had my long elephant shorts on.
Finally we headed to the last ...
... with his smile that represents enlightenment. Inside the front wall surrounding the door was a large demon. The door and a small window created its mouth and nose. Below the demon were many smaller paintings that represented evil things. There were many bombs, fires, guns, etc. There was also a representation of the twin towers being destroyed. Coiled around the towers was a snake whose body turned into a gas nozzle, with gas being guzzled by thirsty, evil ...
... cannot touch monks. I told him that I so much wanted to shake his hand and hug him but I knew better. He said "We will do so in our hearts." He sat with us through dinner afterwards, but monks only eat breakfast and lunch and so he didn't have the dinner we offered. There is a computer in his monastery and he has a Face Book page, which I obtained and will ask him to be my friend. It will be a privilege.
We see monks ...
... a bit naff. With the exception of the giant golden Buddha which was pretty cool.
After a quick lunch we got into another songthaew and went on to the town of Chiang Saen. This has a few ruins dotted about the town and one larger site which you have to pay to get in. They were nothing compared to the ruins we saw in Sukhothai so we didn't linger long. Besides we had to make sure we got the last songthaew back to Mae Sai at 3pm.
When we walked back ...
I can't believe I'm right at the Burmese border, I never thought my journeying would bring me here but I suppose there have been many changes recently!
I checked out of Thailand and crossed over to Tachilek in Burma via a bridge and the usual border signs for leaving and entering which I love, it always fills me with such a sense of excitement. As I am not on my own with my bike it's also my ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18