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Mural paintings in a centuries old temple in Loei
While traveling off the beaten track in the remote province of Loei I found a small temple in a small village. Although there are signs for this temple it is totally of the tourist track and as I was very early in the morning there we had to ask a monk to open the temple. This is one of the truly amazing places to visit in Thailand.
The temple is said to be centuries old and has beautiful mural paintings on the walls, both inside and outside. Highly recommended!
Indeed Amazing Thailand, a young lady carrying her dog. Maybe the dog can not walk but I doubt it. For such a small young lady the dog must be a heavy load to carry. Photo made (with permission) at the Golden Triangle while making a small tour in North Thailand. For all trip reports of this tour see Small Tour North Thailand.
We did ride from Khon Kaen to Mukdahan along the Mekong River. After we checked in at River Front Hotel we took a shower and made a small walking tour in Mukdahan. First we did walk along the riverside with the IndoChina Market. As it was weekend it was full with Thai tourists. I actually do not understand the fun of it, because it are all the same things you can buy on many markets and some things even in BigC. And maybe cheaper! For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports.
After the riverside we walked in direction of the "Tower of Mukdahan". This is a view-point tower with a museum of the local area. Walking along this road we passed "River City Hotel" that at first looks like a brand new (high-rise) hotel. But at a closer look it seems more a newly renovated hotel. A beautiful modern lobby and not so expensive at 750 Thai baht for the standard room (lower building) and 950 Thai baht for the Deluxe room in the higher-rise building. Rooms look OK b…
A collage of photos I made while traveling in Thailand in the past years. From a express boat in the klongs of Bangkok and Khmer ruins in North-East Thailand to Pattaya bay and the Ancient Salt Pits in Nan - North Thailand.
We started our small tour of North Thailand in Nan and travelled to Chiang Khong along the Mekong River. When arriving the day before we had a great view over the Mekong River and Laos at the other side. But as it is the cool season there is an lot of fog in the early morning, so our view was reduced to about 50m. After a simple but good breakfast we continued our journey along the Mekong River to the Chiang Saen, the Golden Triangle, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai and finally Mae Salong. A trip of in total 242km in the most northern part of Thailand. For all trips reports of this tour see Small Tour North Thailand.
The Golden Triangle is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet along the Mekong River, and area that was formerly famous for the opium trade. From here we continued to Mae Sai, the most northern point of Thailand and border town with Myanmar. The main street is a busy place with markets and shops where you can buy anything from cloths to food, from fake antic to fake electronics. As i…