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?
eww... don't like jellyfish... ...
nice to live not forbid ... ...
Hmm, and for whom the main thing? ...
The ideal time to visit is definitely popular in Asian countries. If the flight was cheaper than all the beauty was. ...
Well, it depends how to be able to travel. For me it does not seem expensive. ...
If there are no concrete plans to Bangkok, my choice is always to stay near a metro station Ratchaprarop. There are many budget hotels near Indra square, Baiyoke, a little further, you can also walk to Central Worldm Big-C. And in the morning walk or a taxi to the airport subway (https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/bangkok-metro#arl) and to the airport immediately. ...
Yes you are right, the bus. I contacted a friend from Kanchanaburi, here is the schedule - 09:00, 13:00, 17:30, true on the photo, it how much it on a simple piece of paper is written, and in General the display schedule, it is not. How many of Pattaya goes, I don't know. ...
Hello! Yes, this is the best route to Asok, but if you need it Nana, it is easier to drive to the last station Phaya Thai and change there to a green line Skytrain to Nana. So it will be a little more expensive, but only one transplant. ...
Hello! I don't think you will find the website with the actual current schedule of buses in this area, at least I have not found. Probably will have to find in the Internet the schedule of reviews and reports. And maybe even there is no direct bus. ...
Hello! In theory maybe, in practice problems can arise. How lucky can refuse or start to sweat you about that. you're not a tourist but an illegal worker in Thailand. IMHO, I did not venture, but several days of fun held in the neighboring country. ...