The Mantrini Boutique Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Mantrini Boutique Resort Chiang Rai
This hotel had nice rooms and a pool, with good breakfasts included.
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... roasted sweet potato, poached quail eggs, spring rolls, a cup of sweetcorn, various roasted meats on sticks, some peanut brittle, and a skewer of mushrooms wrapped in bacon, all washed down with fresh fruit juice. Life is good!
The next day we put all that train station cooking class research to good use by doing a full day class with Basil Cookery. It was a bit of a slow start to the day as we drove around trying to find the 8 ...
... and joking with us... What is going on!? Our bags came out first as well, something has to go wrong because everything is going too smoothly! We had to go upstairs in the airport to check in for our second flight; it was just as cheap to fly for an hour to Chiang Rai as it was to get a taxi into Bangkok and then an overnight train or bus to Chiang Rai, plus it means I don't have to step foot inside Bangkok again - yet. Again everything ...
... it very frustrating when we are with are buddies and trying to ask questions because they barely know or understand english very well, at this point in my trip i really wish i knew some Thai. After the temple we went to a little village which was not like the one i stayed at this past week. This one had lots of shops everywhere and TONS of people. The road to get to village was so crazy. It took for ever because in order to pass another vehicle you literally have to stop and pull ...
We were encouraged to buy the things they were making as the people are a proud people but very poor. By purchasing their products you are putting money in their pockets which they do need. We did barter a bit but not too harshly.
Again it was time to move on and we had had a really lovely day. Highlights for us was the white temple and the Karen people.
Tomorrow is a whole new day and we are very excited..........
... Thai artist Chalermachai Kositpipat who is carrying out repairs to the temple and continuing construction of the remaining buildings. Some of the rooms in the temple were not open.
We liken this construction to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona albeit of a Buddhist Temple instead of a basilica.
Before having a look around the temple and grounds we went into his art gallery. It was well worth the visit. Paintings were done using ...