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|January 31st, 2013, 11:08 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai - North Thailand
At the very North of Thailand bordering Burma and Laos......
New temple started in 1997 by one of Thailand's most famous Architects and not finished yet....
Another View of the temple:
Entry bridge to temple:
Detail of entrance. Strangely enough, the interior of the temple is not finished yet but it does not match the opulence of the exterior:
Public Toilet's Building. Where you can feel like a King when taking a dump....
Map of Northern Thailand. The country in blue is Myanmar (Burma), where the three countries meet is called the GoldenTtriangle. Used to be a paradaise for opium trading in the past...
Golden Triangle, Buddha on a ship statue by the Mekong river separating Thiland from Laos and Burma:
On board of the boats that cross the Mekong river and take you to Laos for a quick shopping trip:
Pier on the Laos side of the Mekong River:
Elephant Camp....no trip to Nothern Thailand is complete without riding an elephant:
Elephants by the river:
Elephant Embarking building. This is wherethe tourists get to ride the elephants:
Once on top of the elephant you are taken for a ride.....
Happy tourists riding on top of elephants (the tourists are happy... the elephants I think not so much):
Elephants getting banana treats from the tourists:
More to come......