The Golden Triangle and the Lake - a bike ride near Chiang Saen

We went to Chiang Saen just like that, although you canIt was with the visa-wound combined. True, in Chiang Saen itself, it cannot be done - there are no border guards, but on the other hand, there is Chiang Khong, where just such rituals are performed. But since at that time we had thai visa made in malaysiathen our goal was just a walk, and led.

At the end of the article is a small positive video about the whole trip to Chiang Saen.

Golden Triangle

Next to our hostel was suddenly rent a bike. Without hesitation, we stayed for one more day in this peaceful city, so that we could go on a bike ride and go to the Golden Triangle.

Only 7 km from the city of Chiang Saen along the Mekong River and the goal is achieved. What a thrill to ride a bike! Since last summer, did not go. And in the summer, just a little bit to Turkey left, then went hiking.

Road from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

Road from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

Fields near Chiang Saen

Fields near Chiang Saen

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

On the way from Chiang Saen to Golden Triangle

Around one bananas

Around one bananas

You can get to the Golden triangle and by shuttle bus

You can get to the Golden triangle and by shuttle bus

Thailand is a land of smiles

Thailand is a land of smiles

At the species point the first thing we were meta relatively large sitting Buddha, as well as elephants in different versions (here they are not as evil as in Chiang Saen). Is there still a thickish deity, apparently associated with wealth, and to which a coin can be dropped right in the stomach. But not in the usual way, but skating it along a long groove, or having thrown a yak basketball into a hanging basket. And, the truth, it is much more effective than the usual donation box (donation box). Wishing to leave the coins, or run them along the gutter, even more than enough, and we are no exception.

Golden Triangle - Viewpoint

Golden Triangle - Viewpoint

Laos across the Mekong River

Laos across the Mekong River

Burma across the Mekong River

Burma across the Mekong River

Golden Triangle - Viewpoint

Golden Triangle - Viewpoint

Golden triangle (Golden triangle) - viewpoint

Golden triangle (Golden triangle) - viewpoint

A bunch of Buddhas next to the viewpoint

A bunch of Buddhas next to the viewpoint

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle Guide

Golden Triangle Guide

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

To better see three countries at the same time, weclimbed the hill, on top of which was a pair of Buddhist temples, so far without them. Strange, but most of all I like the feelings of the old half-destroyed Vata, and not these brand-new and sparkling ones. There is something in these modern temples that is not real, even though they are beautiful.

Ladder to the viewpoint and Buddhist temples

Ladder to the viewpoint and Buddhist temples

Buddhist temple on the hill

Buddhist temple on the hill

Wooden carved doors at the entrance to the temple

Wooden carved doors at the entrance to the temple

Buddhist temple - women are denied access to this room

Buddhist temple - women are denied access to this room

Buddhist temple - women are denied access to this room

Buddhist temple - women are denied access to this room

Monks dry laundry

Monks dry laundry

Visually, Laos and Burma are little distinguishable from Thailand,nature is the same. Only the standard of living is different, but to see it, you need to visit these countries. In Golden Triangle there are a lot of people in national attire, why I don’t know, as well as half of the merchants, as it seemed to me from Laos and Burma, this is noticeable by their predilection and writhing sour faces when you looked at the thing but did not buy anything.

Lake Chiang Saen Lake

7 km from the city of Chiang Saen, but in anotherAside, there is Chiang Saen Lake, in which we thought about swimming. However, apart from observing the beautiful nature and the sunset, there is nothing to do there. All approaches to the lake are covered with green plants, and the purity of the water does not cause a particular desire to swim. But what a silence! On the shore there is a pair of Resort, where you can stop, if the price suits, and practice yoga and meditation all day.

Lake Chiang Saen Lake

Lake Chiang Saen Lake

Lake Chiang Saen Lake

Lake Chiang Saen Lake

Cycling to the lake Chaing saen

Cycling to the lake Chaing saen

Normal grass is taller than human growth.

Normal grass is taller than human growth.

Ancient Wat on the way to Chaing Saen Lake

Ancient Wat on the way to Chaing Saen Lake

In the vicinity of Chiang Saen

In the vicinity of Chiang Saen

Transportation to Chiang Saen

Transportation to Chiang Saen

Who has such a red Mercedes convertible?

Who has such a red Mercedes convertible?

Upset only one thing - trash on the shore. Well, why shit his legs? When people start thinking further than “devoured, the rest is not my problem”?

Garbage on the shore of Chiang Saen Lake

Garbage on the shore of Chiang Saen Lake

In Chiang Saen with housing is not thick. If you are looking to look at these places, it is better to look in advance at hotels in Chiang Saen, for example, on RoomGuru and book. By the way, this is the best service where you can compare prices at once in all existing reservation systems. We stayed at Tankun Hostel, I told about it in an article about the city of chiang saenbut it seems like this guesthouse is no longer there.

We spent 2 days in Chiang Saen, and we managed to please him so much that we didn’t want to leave. But waiting for us Wat rong khun (White Temple) near the city of Chiang Rai and hitchhiking to chiang mai, so we immediately set off on a colorful local bus with a Mercedes emblem.

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