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Chiang Rai 

After exploring Chiang Mai, this time you will be invited to get to know the most northern part of Thailand, the Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai town was built in 1262 and became the main access to the places of tourist interest in the northern part of Thailand, such as the Golden Triangle, Mae Sai and Mekong River is very popular in Thailand.

The language used daily by local residents is Chinese because Chiang Rai has citizens of Chinese descent. Quite often, too, if you find a signpost street name written in Mandarin. Chiang Rai town itself is basically not too broad, with a population of approximately 60 thousand inhabitants, Chiang Rai remains surrounded by a complete range of facilities in the city center such as currency exchange services, restaurants, ATMs, pharmacies, supermarket bookstore to exist in a small town Here you are.

Chiang Rai to achieve the required distance of about 200 kilometers from Chiang Mai. You do not need to worry, though Chiang Rai is classified as a small town but transport infrastructure in Chiang Rai has been very good. The easiest way that you can take to get to where this can be by bus. In this city there are 2 bus terminal, the first located in the city center and the second located south of the city center with a distance of about 7 kilometers from the old terminal. The second terminal is connected with the so-called transport similar songthaew transport / blue oplet usually go nearly 10 minutes. Necessary costs around 10 to 30 baht for a one way route.

Songthaews Chiang Rai
To begin your tour in Chiang Rai, you can start by visiting the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple which is a white berwarana with decorated ornaments made ​​of mirrors. In general, the buildings golden temple in Thailand, but by well-known artists in Thailand, namely Chalermchai Kositpipat this temple is made differently and obviously this sight not often found in various temples in Thailand.

White color to the dominant color of this temple, according Kositpipat symbolizes peace and immortality. White Temple is a pure project initiated by Kositpipat without any financial support from the Thai government. Kositpipat have ambition want to make the White Temple as a world heritage site and as the supreme symbol of Thailand. Until now, the White Temple ongoing development, and is expected to be completed until 60 even 90 years from now, though Kositpipat now deceased. But this noble vision has been forwarded by a team that has been formed by the late.

White Temple is open every day from early morning until midnight, and to get into this place not charged. All bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai which leads will pass through this amazing tourist attraction. Sure to be an unforgettable experience when you can visit the white temple Kositpipat work.

There are many other tourist attractions that you can visit in Chiang Rai, as Five Hilltribe Villages which is a reception center 5 tribes from Burma are Palong, Muser-Lahu, Akha, Mien-Yao Lu and Karen. And the most interesting of the five tribes are the Karen tribe. Typical of this tribe is a circular neck bracelets around their necks to make their necks longer impression than humans normally. As well as the long neck, the tribal women weavers Karen is also known as best as Thailand.

Suku Karen

Basically that makes a woman wearing a bracelet neck Karen tribe is motivated by local legend. At one time all women in a village died from being bitten by wild animals such as tigers and after investigation it turns out the neck of those who are bitten by the beast. Therefore, all women are obliged to wear bracelet Karen neck made ​​of the brass in order to protect them from wild animal attacks. Neck bracelets that are used around the neck Karen tribe woman weighs nearly a dozen pounds.

By Agnes Chang

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