While planning for our Chiang Mai trip, my friend J was unexpectedly enthusiastic about spending a day in Chiang Rai, a neighboring province of Chiang Mai located at the northernmost part of Thailand. I wasn't so excited because I was never a fan of long land trips, but for the sake of friendship I booked us a Chiang Rai tour for one whole day.
We were picked up by our tour guide from our guesthouse early in the morning. It was too early that we asked if we could buy take out breakfast from McDonald's so we could eat something during the trip.
Hot Springs in Chiang Rai
After a two-hour trip, we arrived on our first stop, the Hot Springs at Chiang Rai. The place was nothing special, with souvenir stores and snack shops in front.
I tried to dip my feet to the water, but it was scalding hot. I wonder how the other visitors did it.
We just walked around and got myself Iced Coffee for 55 Baht (Php 75).
Great morning, indeed. :)
Wat Rong Khun or White Temple
The main reason why we booked this tour was to see Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple. Compared to the temples we have visited in Bangkok, the White Temple is only around 20 years old.