Serene at Chiangrai Hotel
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... br> The organised trip from Chiang Rai costs 1,550 Baht - which is around $50.
I paid the following:
Bus Chaing Rai to Chiang Khong: 65 Baht
Tuk Tuk to the border: 50 Baht
Bus over the bridge: 25 Baht
Tuk Tuk to Huay Xai: 25,000 Kip (or 90 Baht)
Boat Trip: 240,000 Kip (or 900 Baht)
So doing it yourself is around 400 Baht cheaper, however you have to stay a night in Huay Xai or Chiang Khong, if possible Inwould ...
... in (which was a lot of effort) with everyone staring at me. The first time I managed to get the whole way across everyone cheered, that is how bad I was. After going on 9 zip wires which were around 500m long we made it to our very own tree house. It was stories high and was just generally epic. We chilled for a little bit then we asked paad our guide if we could go out again, and I am glad he said yes as we made it out in time for ...
... hall and a stupa out back... but other than that it is nuts! It is rendered with white concrete and set with thousands of mirror tiles. It is a Vegas of Wats! and it is completely white outside. Unfortunately there was a recent earthquake and it was damaged, so we couldn't walk over the bridge of hands, but we still got to see the Predator statue coming out of the grass and the murals inside. Now... we couldn't take any photos inside, but on all ...
... the first day.
About 4 hours or so into the journey, bums totally numb from the benches, there was a horrible noise from the back of the boat. Although the engine sounded like it was still running, we were now drifting backwards with the current towards a huge crop of rocks. I've never seen people move so fast. The crew quickly stripped into their underwear and launched themselves overboard from all sides, one inexplicably armed with ...
... other people to arrive. Luckily, this didn’t take too long.
From the bridge, the Mekong River, this 12th longest river in the world and 7th longest in Asia was finally seen. I seized this special moment by capturing the sights in front of me with my camera on hand. Blue colored mountains could be seen in the ...