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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
We arrived in Chiang Rai a few days ago, which is just a few hour bus ride north east of Chiang Mai. Most people come here to trek, explore hill tribe villages, and view the art masterpieces due to two famous Thai artists. We got to Chiang Rai and wandered around the downtown core looking for a place to stay. The third guesthouse we went to had what we wanted, so the cozy little Chez Nous guesthouse is where we've been! It's not luxury, but the bed ...
... being painted, some bits were finished though. Instead of your standard depictions of Buddha in various stages of his life there were cartoon drawings of Spider-Man, Batman, Jack Sparrow and Hello Kitty to name just a few. Even though it is meant to be a working temple it felt to us more like a tourist attraction, probably cause it was so busy with tourists. We didn't stay that long but it was interesting to walk around, and see other paintings the artist had done. After ...
... Teak stained black or very dark brown. The first of these was enormous with a huge dining table running the full length. Around the sides were smaller tables with huge chairs made from buffalo horns and decorated with various skulls, it looked a little like a demonic tea party had just stepped out. The other buildings houses bathrooms and bedrooms as well as further areas of collections. There were huge numbers of skulls, animal skins and old relics. The whole ...
... I can only draw this basic conclusion: that evil can be masked with beauty and media, technology, politics, and global conflict are drawing us away from spiritual health.
The following day we visited the Black House which is the personal estate of a famous national artist in Thailand, Thawan Duchanee. I could have spent all day wandering around his creations. Unlike the white temple, this attraction remained quiet ...
... carols. As Khaodee walked into our school, they grabbed plates and we provided them with crackers, chips, cookies, hot cocoa and candy canes (a delicacy here in Thailand).
Most of the Khaodee kids are older than our students, but they immediately clicked. The Khaodee kids took our munchkins under their wings. From 9-11am, the kids wandered from tent-to-tent making crafts and sharing laughs. At 11:30, everyone gathered for lunch, which was ...
Other places to stay in Chiang Rai
6 Moo 4, Chiang Rai-Thatorn Road, Muang District, Chiang Rai | 3 star resortfrom $37
183 Moo 3, Chiang Rai | 4 star resortfrom $36
160 Moo 14 Sanambin Rd. Muang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai | 3 star resortfrom $35
- 4 star? I don't think so!
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292 Moo 13, Robwiang, Chiang Rai | 3 star resortfrom $56
482 Moo 4, Chiang Rai | 4 star resortfrom $63
23 Moo 9, Baan Paming, Tambon Patung, Chiang Rai | Resortfrom $44
49 Chiangmai-Chiangrai Road , Chiang Rai | 4 star resortfrom $46
380/9, Chiang Rai | Resortfrom $43
69 moo 6 Ban Nongwaen , Chiang Rai | Resortfrom $22
179/1 Moo.20 Koktoong Road, Chiang Rai | 3 star resortfrom $28