_We***08This place js absolutely breathtaking. Dark yet beautiful. The site is very large with plenty to see. There are vendors on site that serve colds fruits and drinks. Plenty of great opportunities for great photos.
vivienvivienThe long-necked people in northern Thailand are one of the ethnic minorities on the Thai-Myanmar border. They fleeing the war in Myanmar and flooded into northern Thailand. They mainly settled near Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. Mae Hong Son is the largest settlement of the long-necked people. Long-necked people live in tall thatched huts. Girls have been winding copper rings around their necks, wrists, knees, etc. since they were 9 years old. The appearance looks like a circle of independent copper rings, but actually a solid copper strip. Yes, the length is changed once every two years, and there is no need to lengthen it until the age of 25 or after marriage. It is said that the copper bar can weigh up to 5 kg. There are many theories about the origin of this custom. Some people say that it is because the long-necked people think that the long neck is beautiful, and some people think that it is to prevent the beasts in the forest from biting.
_We***08So much blue! Many great photo opportunities at this temple. Be respectful when you arrive. If it gets hot there are plenty of vendors on site that have cold drinks and snacks. Make sure to go inside the temple, you will not be disappointed.
zhonglooThe hot spring plaza is actually on the highway between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. We didn't plan to go there. It was self-defeating. We just happened to pass by and saw that we turned around and returned to the experience. Real hot springs are indeed different. The strong smell of sulfur comes out from the car. The spring water becomes cold from upstream to downstream. The spring water at the outlet is too hot, at least 70 degrees Celsius. It is impossible to soak at all. Feel it more downstream. After soaking, you can immediately feel the skin becomes extremely tender, which is completely unmatched by boiler water. I suggest you go and experience it. The hot springs are free and there are not many tourists. There are only a few people. The experience is definitely worth your aftertaste.
D39***25Singha Park is an enormous site encompassing panoramic views, gardens, refreshments, farm produce, tea plantations, lakes, adventure parks a business park and more all rolled into one very well run and perfectly manicured site. We found our way by local taxi from Chiang Rai, used the local farm bus to look around, but there are bikes and e-scooters if you are more energetic. See how blueberries are grown, feed the zebra, sample the local tea, try some great snacks and good coffee, and take home some honey, curry pastes or skin care products. The information desk will provide numbers for taxis to get you back to Chiang Rai. A lovely, relaxing outing.