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Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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When I visited Chiang Rai during my first visit to Thailand, I made the mistake of not visiting the famous “White Temple”. I didn’t know a lot about it at the time apart from the fact that it was all white, and I was feeling pretty “templed out”, so I didn’t bother to make the… Read More

Golden Toilet at Wat Rong Khun, Thailand

Golden Toilet at Wat Rong Khun, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of the toilet at Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) near Chiang Rai, Thailand. I’m not one of those weird people that go around taking photos of toilets, but this particular one is probably the fanciest I have ever seen, and I thought it was definitely worth the photo. At first… Read More

Bamboo Forest Trail in Northern Thailand

Bamboo Forest Trail in Northern Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of a hiking trail running through some thickets of bamboo on the way to Khun Kon Waterfall in Northern Thailand. We hadn’t actually planned on doing any hiking on this particular day, but during a scooter ride out in the country around Chiang Rai, we saw Khun Kon Waterfall on our… Read More

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand. This is a modern temple, built in the late 90’s, but it is unlike any that I have seen in Thailand. The fact that it is completely white is only the start. Its somewhat unconventional artwork is what really makes… Read More

Buddha statues surrounding a tree at Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Buddhas Surrounding a Tree at Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Although it’s easy to get “templed out” when travelling around Thailand, I found that I just had to look at the little things and minor details and differences to keep myself interested. At Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Rai, I found these Buddha statues surrounding a big old tree to be quite interesting and different… Read More

An ancient Bronze Buddha statue in Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Ancient Bronze Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, Thailand, is the city’s most sacred temple due to it being the origin of the journey of the Emerald Buddha – Thailand’s most sacred treasure. Located in the temple’s ubosot (main shrine) is this ancient Bronze Buddha which is believed to be over 600 years old. I was quite… Read More

View of the Golden Triangle in Thailand

A Journey to Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle, Thailand

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It was a hot and humid day in Chiang Rai, Thailand, as I sat sweating in my bus seat at the central bus station. A lady outside was going from window to window selling tubes of bamboo stuffed with sticky rice. The lady sitting in front of me purchased a tube for 15 Baht, and… Read More

Pad see ew in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Delicious Pad See Ew in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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I was wandering around the streets of Chiang Rai on a typical hot and humid day in Thailand’s wet season. I had spent the morning exploring the temples and markets of the city, and now my stomach was telling me that I was ready for lunch, and midday isn’t a time to be sightseeing in… Read More

600 year old Bronze Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Temples of Thailand: Wat Phra Kaew, Chiang Rai

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In 1434, lightning struck the chedi at the temple known as Wat Pa Yiah in Chiang Rai, cracking it open to reveal Thailand’s most sacred treasure – The Emerald Buddha encased inside. This is the moment that started the journey of the Emerald Buddha that took centuries to find itself in it’s new home – Wat Phra… Read More

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