Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong

Trip Start Jan 01, 2011
Trip End Mar 21, 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today we started our journey to Laos. At noon, we met up with the Stray tour again and hopped in to a luxury minibuses to head to Chiang Khong, which is right across the Mekong River from Laos. On the way, we stopped at Chiang Rai and saw a very unique wat which has been built in the last couple years. It was unlike any that we had seen before. It is a wealthy painter's interpretation of Buddhism.

Around 6 pm, we arrived in Chiang Khong, which is a one street town and settled into our guesthouse. The owner, Charlie, made us an awesome potato soup as a welcome. It was so delicious and packed with vegetables. That has been a great thing about Thailand so far - the amount of vegetables in every dish. We then headed out for dinner and enjoyed our last Thai meal for the next couple weeks.
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Jaylene on

That Wat is like something out of C.S. Lewis...or Blue River! Makes me think of ice and snow. Very beautiful

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