Review: My first Thai BKK-Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai-Phuket-Phi Phi-Krabi. Day 3rd.
At 8 am drove to the NOC and we headed to the Golden triangle. Along the way we watched a few old ruined temples. The hall of opium - the entrance is 50 baht (the money of Thailand exchange rate). A small private Museum, can be seen as grown, packaged, sold opium and what happens to those who eat it.
Took the boat for 600 baht and swept across the Mekong at first in the direction of Burma,
Lao island is a 20 baht entrance
Drank Lao beer, came back. The driver got to us very quickly, so on the bow of the boat much sausage, when the waves jump. Continue to Mae Sai –the Northern gate of Thailand. In Burma did not go as it was so hot. We sat in a restaurant overlooking the bridge
the first Tom Yam
Knock, squeezing his Honda through the market, took us to the hill (thank you for that huge, otherwise we would have died in this terrible heat rising walk), where beautiful views of the border town.
The crab looks toward Burma
Then we went through the mountains of Maesalong. Along the way there are checkpoints with soldiers, still near the border.
Stopped near the tea plantations. A very beautiful species.
By the way, we got a Chinese village, where we bought tea and scented soap.
In the evening, tired but happy, came to Thaton. Settled in the hotel Old Tree's House - 1200 baht per night. The owner, a Frenchman Paulo. He is 75 I guess. The wife is Thai. The hotel inhabited by a few French families with children. As I understand you live there for a long time and Paulo carries them on various excursions. Had dinner at the hosts for 240 baht per person (the wife of Paulo cooks).
In the morning I considered the hotel. Lovely bungalows in a tropical garden, a pool, a bamboo gazebo in which you need to climb the stairs and beautiful views of mountains and Wat Thaton.
Fun in our Bungalow two sinks.
Sorry, we didn't have time to stay another day and we drove off. Looked Wat Thaton, a giant Buddha
and went to the side of Chiang Dao. Very beautiful road through the mountains.
Finally reached the caves of Chiang Dao, entrance 20 baht. In the cave of Thais to make a film, so we are periodically asked to wait. The film as I understand it - a drama about the middle ages.
With him I had a flashlight, so was able to explore different nooks and crannies of the cave. When I came out, it was already 4 hours and the planned elephant camp we hadn't time. As already repeatedly wrote, the road to Pai, solid turns.
The evening came to Pai. This city of hippies and rastamanov many times described on the forum. Even the Thais here with long hair and tattoos. Checked in paid at the LiLu Hotel – 800 baht. The hotel is located in the heart of town.
Walked around the night market, just two streets
Surprised on duty on the streets by the police. The next day, the NOC has explained to us that the police dragged a drunk and stoned tourists on hotels. And why in Moscow such service is not?
As with jellyfish, as always: you never know where and when they will appear. ...
I was on the street sabay sabay, there called one price about $100, I chose a long time... When I chose it turned out that this amount is for old women, and young is more expensive by $20. So short we left out and no one not choosing) ...
In Bangkok these prices? We were not, you will need to go. ...
Went to the night markets. One liked, the second not. But I found a very interesting night market in Naklua. Was there? I tried fried frogs and grasshoppers and oddly enough we liked. Almost like a roach)))
It is unclear what specific, busapr you mean, but in General the course will be able to ...
Found a very cheap fruit market in Pattaya, sharing a godsend!
If you are renting a car, all OK, and on a motorbike will be fined. As much as I drove a motorbike in Thailand, but I never in my life never stopped, although I have everything as it should be: category a and the international ...
Especially for those who are going to Pattaya, took the prices in the stores. We will be glad if someone come in handy!
Good afternoon, I would like to hear the experience of people flying to Thailand with a passport, with an expiration date less than 6 months. The validity period at the beginning of the tour turns 5 months. Were there any problems when boarding the flight, then on the border? Heard it while boarding a flight with the airline to raise questions. Interested in particular "Russia" ...
Class, thanks for your answers))
We had been planning with her husband vacation in Thailand, so re-read the forum from and to)) ...