Along the way we stopped at a hot spring about an hour North-East of Chiang Mai. I don't know what I was expecting but basically this place was a well-esque hole in the ground with a natural hot spring. The place smells of strong sulfur and the locals are eager to sell you a basket of quail eggs to cook in the spring. Steve and I both opted to pass on this.
We also stopped a temple that looks like no other temple in Thailand. Which I believe is called the 'Wat Rong Khun'. Basically this temple began being constructed in 1997 by a Thai Artist. I am indifferent about it. For me I am more interested in the historical temples - but it does look pretty spectacular in the sunlight.
While in Chiang Rai we stayed at the Legend Chiang Rai - if you're ever planning a trip to Chiang Rai stay here. The dinner buffet is outstanding. And the grounds are nicely manicured and the rooms - well perfect for the atmosphere. We had a room facing the river - and I was wishing we could have booked a few more nights there. I was happy that we had the first afternoon free to soak up the awesomeness of this hotel.
The following day we took a drive to the most northern point of Thailand - the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Burma all meet and stopped at a few local hill tribe villages along the way. Here are some snippets from our day.
And of course I found a temple cat to photograph.
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