Karen or simply Long Neck is a name of a tribe from Myanmar (Burma), but also living in Thailand these days.
Karen women are very characteristic, because they wear several metal rings around their necks, wrists and ankles.
You can visit in Thailand villages where minorities live; however usually it’s not so authentic experience and it’s mostly about buying their hand made products (it also can be interesting at some level…).
Golden Triangle is an area where people used to grow opium, at the boarder or Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
You can visit the place e.g., while being in Thailand, but I don’t really think it’s worth visiting…
Unfortunately, Thailand is famous for e.g., elephants.
I wrote unfortunately, because many places with animals in Thailand are of quite poor quality, and it’s very sad they exist, and poor animals have to be there.
Of course, you can also find a place own by people who love nature and animals and treat them well; but it’s a challenging task to find this kind of place in Thailand…
I remember a long time ago, my dentist said that one of his friends considers mountains in Thailand as the most beautiful mountains in the world. Of course, it’s a very subjective opinion. I’m in love with Patagonia, but the point is, Thailand is not only country with islands and beaches; there are also mountains with the highest peak of 2,565 m above sea level.
Geysers nearby Chiang MaOn today’s picture you can see a small geyser, protected with a fence. There are some hot springs and geysers in Chiang Mai province. As in similar places around the world, locals boil eggs “in the geyser” and sell them to tourists. 🙂
Chiang Mai, with its nearby attractions, is one of the most interesting places for tourists in Thailand.
Of course, foreigners go to Bangkok or islands and it’s also fine, but I think Chiang Mai offers much more.
“Bridge on the River Kwai” is a title of a fictional British-American war film, that was based on the novel by Pierre Boulle. It has a very characteristic song that’s whistled in a movie several times. You can see that bridge in Thailand. Well, it may be nothing special, but I remember this song from my childhood, because my father was whistling it very often, so I really wanted to see that bridge. 🙂
Visiting floating markets is one of a must-do while being in Thailand.
Even it’s something very touristic, it’s still an interesting experience to see the market located on the boats, while being on a boat.
Chiang Rai has a few tourist attractions, but I still recommend to focus just on the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Well, some people may say it’s a beautiful temple, but “creepy” is also a good description.
Anyway, it’s something unique and worth visiting.
Chiang Rai is a large city in the north of Thailand. But, it’s mostly famous for the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)
that is actually located quite outside the city.
When I’ve seen the temple in the pictures, some time before going to Thailand, I thought: “I want to see this fairy tale temple”.