Chiang Rai – White Temple – Singha Park. Loop = 40km
Betty and Nancy were getting temple withdrawals so it was time to go exploring again. This time to the white temple (Wat Rong Khun) one of the most recognisable temples in Thailand 13km out of Chiang Rai.
This temple is now privately owned and restored by one of Thailands most famous visual artists, who has invested almost NZ $2 million dollars into this ongoing project.
They were even giving away free pineapple at the temple! We have been informed the Thai farming economy is currently doing it tough with the price of pineapples, mangos and rice well down. An over supply of pineapples means they would rather give free to the temples than dump. The farmers this season are getting 1THB per kg which is nz .04cents.
From the white temple we biked through the lovely countryside with the mountains in the background to Singha Park. Owned by Singha who are famous for their beer this park is absolutley beautifully manicured with ponds and small tea plantations, walking tracks and picnic spots.
A bit of maintenance on Nancy in Singha Park.
More crazy bugs on the trees. Reckon these would be nasty if they got on your skin.
We were also told to explore Chiang Rai Beach…………
Hmmmmmm Chiang Rai River but called a “beach”.
Continuing to have a great time in Chiang Rai and weather permitting we are going to get on the bikes on Monday and ride to the Golden Triangle for a few days. This is where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar all meet.