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Visiting Phitsanulok again
Wat Chula Manee
We were invited to make a small tour in the city of Phitsanulok, to see a bit more of the old history of the city. With all the rain some temple complexes were a bit flooded, like here at the ruins of "Wat Chula Manee". It is supposed to be the oldest temple in Phitsanulok build in the Sukhothai era.
Standing Buddha at the "Wat Wihang Thong"
A Chedi where stairs are leading to the top where originally was a huge sitting Buddha image (now moved to Bangkok).
As part of Living in Thailand, the Rice Field Project follows our journey of buying land and preparing it for building our house. This is part 6. To read the other parts click on the tag Rice Field.
While we are parallel working on the step of having a small bungalow build we were also busy with getting electricity. That sounds an easy task ... but our land is 90m from the last point of electricity. So getting electricity connections involves a few steps.
First we will have to apply & getting an electric cable to our land. With 90m distance this will require 2 electric poles and cable of course. Once we have electric cable to our land we can apply for temporarily electricity connection for what you do not need a house book / house number). Once we have an house number we can apply for permanent electricity connection.
So we played stupid and just went to the local electricity company (PEA) and asked how to get an electric cable to our land. Unfortunetely the first time we were se…
It is not the most spectacular waterfalls but is conveniently located right along route 1093 to Phu Chi Fa. And there is a nice and well taken care park. And there are some Thai restaurants where you can rent a picknick set to enjoy a nice lunch along the water and even play in the water. And if you are really boring you can take a little walk by taking the stairs right next to the waterfall to the plateau above the waterfall where you can walk a 900 meter jungle trail to the hot-water source of this waterfall. We did and while walking there you see some amazing huge trees. I love trees!
Chiang Khong is a small town along the Mekong River as gate-way to Laos en-route to Luang Prabang. In the old days you had to take the ferry so along both sides a small town developed for all the travellers & cargo going to/from Laos. But since 2013 there is the Thai-Laos Friendship bridge, about 8km south of town. This is an international border crossing. Locals & some cargo can still cross the border & river by ferry
It is a lovely little town with partly a kind of boulevard along the Mekong River and many small hotels and guesthouses. But there even is a big Ibis Hotel and since shortly a brand new colonial style Fortune Hotel. In the evening there is an typically Thai fresh market on the main street and you can enjoy a lovely dinner along the Mekong River. I loved it here. But maybe that is just because of my love for the Mekong River.
I love early morning motorbike rides but due to the fog I left at 7:30am, bit later as normal. From Tha Wang Pha I took a short-cut road to Pua passing some hills, forrest and a small lake. In Pua I stopped at the 7/11 for the famous biker-breakfast (Ham Cheese Croissant Sandwich + Fruit juice). Now I did not consume that in front of the 7/11 but did stopped at a sala between the rice fields in Pua. Lovely place and I saw that I had a new friend visiting me. From Pua I took route 1081 to Sila Phet and then route 1169 to Santisuk. From Santisuk I took route 1225 to Mae Charim, while on the way I saw that trees indeed do cross roads. From Mae Charim I took route 1168 back to Nan town. After a delicious cake at Nan Art Cafe & Bakery I took route 101 back home. Following are some photos and a screen-shot of the route I took. Come and join me in the cool season (that is actually not so cool at the moment).