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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai - North Thailand

Chiang Rai:

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:

Another View:

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:

Side View:

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......
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