We visited Chiang Rai over 2 weeks ago and I have only just managed to transfer the photographs onto the computer - should I stick with the Social Media? - Twitter, facebook and foursquare? NO because this will always be there - SO...
What made us visit Chiang Rai? - a picture of Wat Chiang Rai on the front page of a magazine won it for me and then Chuen wanted to return there.
We stayed at Le Royal Meridian Chiang Rai - wonderful. We hired a car and drove to Wat Chiang Rai / Wat Phra Sing - beautiful but next time we are arriving before 5 pm when it closes....
We ate at a local restaurant - very nice - Sai Ua sausages were the winner for me.
The next day we drove to the Doi Tung Palace and the Mae Fah Luang gardens - both beautiful.
Then the rain poured and poured and then there was a power cut! - we found a restaurant from foursquare and the restaurant was dreadful but we were hungry! We found a small motel - La Belle and the power came back on as we drove in.
Lovely and clean - we left early to catch breakfast next to the klong - I felt old because everyone who arrived after us was about 20 years younger - with no children.
- like an English country house and garden.