Phung Luang Resort
Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... and fragrant flower tea (Note to Stefan, I will be enhancing my tea selection in my tea drawer J!). We bought one iced oolong and one green bubble tea for the drive back. We briefly explored the town of Mae Salong then began our descent down the mountain and our way to Chivit Thamma Da “our home away from home” for our final dinner in Chiang Rai.
Tony dropped us off around 6PM at Chivit Thamma Da which was perfect as it allowed us a few hours to linger over our ...
... highly recommend to watch it, some might call it a bit cheesy, but it is still very nice, and worth a short stay in the evening.
Feeling a bit tired Inthought another massage would be in place, and found a good place in front of the the entrance to the night market. It was slightly more painful this time, but for some reason still kind of relaxing. 200 Baht for 1 hour well spent...
It was then time for my last dinner in Thailand of this trip, and returned to the ...
... The drive was beautiful & there weren't many people on the bus so could spread out. While in Chiang Rai we visited Wat Rong Lhun or the White Temple, designed & built by Achan Chaloemchai Khositphiphat, & is a contemporary Buddhist temple. It was totally different to any other wat or temple we had seen & absolutely amazing. It is decorated with silver glittering pieces of mirrors & inside the temple there are large mural paintings. Unfortunately, no ...
... has a fascinating history. One battalion of the Chinese capitalists (the KMT) refused to give up and go to Taiwan. Instead they kept fighting for Yunnan, and eventually got driven into Burma. Later the Thai govt allowed them to create the hilltop town of Mae Salong in Thailand. So the revolutionaries moved there and started growing opium to fund arms purchases, so ...
... decided the night before that we would get what they called the hot pot. You order a meat (we got chicken) and a basket with an egg, noddle, and veggies. You also get a dish with a spicey sauce. Finally, they bring out a pot of broth that sits above a wood stoked flame. You then throw everything into the pot, mix it up, let it cook for a bit, and then have a feast that tasted better because you made it yourself! It was ...
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