Northern Exposure: Chiang Rai 1

I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not to start going over travel photos from the previous year or two in the middle of a lockdown but I’m more determined to get back to Asia in summer 2021 as the planned 2020 trip to China may have been overtaken by events….

So Thailand. My favourite place in Thailand is probably Chiang Rai.  It’s smaller and a bit more relaxed than Chiang Mai, has a few extraordinary temples – maybe not for the purist, but certainly ones for the tourist with a camera, a delightful premier league football ground and the most entertaining and exotic Saturday night market.

Here’s a few random shots for a intial feel of Chiang Rai.

biker
Girl on a Moped.
mopeds
More Mopeds – including two shy ones
oldtower
The Old Clock Tower

You’ll find no shortage of cafes and restaurants in Chiang Rai.  A particular mention to this one – the Bhucheedeun coffee shop ร้านกาแฟภูชี้เดือน, a few minutes walk from Wat Phra Kaew.  We called on a Monday – it seemed to be open only for take-out but they let us stay for super iced coffees and they popped out to another cafe to bing us cake.  You don’t get that in High Street Costa..

cafe

And a random bloke in a vest happily fishing.

fisher
fishing.

All shot on the Canon 6D.

 

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