Imperial River House Resort, Chiang Rai
Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... collections inside are bizarre. Animal bones & skin are not art to me so i found it all a bit pointless and distasteful. Our next stop was at Monkey Cave. Not actually a cave but a temple site ( yes, another one....! ) The monkeys here used to be hunted but now they are looked after by the locals who charge tourists to feed them, a kinder way to make money!! We drove up to Mae Sai, which is the most northern point of Thailand, bordering Myanmar. Nothing ...
... friends with Gaurav from India, who convinced me we should 'walk' up the hill to the viewpoint rather than take the day tour around the highlands. The walk was more a climb through the wet jungle, while the viewpoint consisted of a few trees, endless mist and a group of Chinese girls openly taking photos of me and giggling (there have been several occasions where I have been made to feel like some sort of celebrity - I've heard stories of westerners ...
... love a stereotypical dodgy, foreign bus and I'm looking forward to going on it tomorrow. Chiang Rai itself is really chilled out and it was nice to have a wander about. I accidentally made it to the night market which was just being set up. I'm reading a really great book about food in Laos called Ant Egg Soup by Natacha du Pont du Bie who is impressively adventurous about the food she tries (she just ate a whole turkey's head in the last chapter although it ...
... to our driver we headed down the 380 steps from the temple to the road and these though simple were also a beautiful sight of artwork and history.
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Next stop as a small side trip was the Tiger centre. Here I fully intended to jump in feet first with the big cats! Here they not ...
... there were no hands on exhibits!
So that’s it Chiang Rai ‘ticked’ next stop Chiang Mai. We visited Chiang Mai on our very first trip to Thailand in 2008 but haven’t been back since, so we are both looking forward to retracing our steps.
We stayed at the North Hotel in a double private. Arguably the best located hotel we have stayed in so far, no more than 200m from the bus station where we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service