Chiang Rai on the fly

We’re in South-East Asia again – this time spending a month exploring Laos – so Chiang Rai in north-east Thailand was a one-night stopover point on the journey to the northern Thai-Lao border.

Chiang Rai itself doesn’t have a lot of attractions. It’s commonly used as an entryway into the Golden Triangle – the convergence of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos famously known for its opium production – or as a rest stop en route to the Laos border, as we used it. Of course, there is a profusion of wats (Buddhist temples) and an inviting night market. We managed to explore a little bit of the city on the afternoon of our stay.

As we wandered, the kids couldn’t go past the ‘Cat ‘n’ a Cup Cafe’, where you can enjoy a waffle tower and beverage amid a herd of cats. Phoebe and Blake we’re very keen for everyone back home to check this out.

Cat n a cup

Cat ‘n’ a Cup Cafe

Cat n a cup Chiang rai

Although we missed the Easter Hat Parade at school, we managed to do some parading of our own.

Chiang Rai Thailand

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Wat Chet Yot was at the end of our street.

Wat Chet Yot Chiang Rai

Poor Phoebe wasn’t very happy that she and I couldn’t go in as we didn’t come prepared with our shoulders covered. Blake and Stephen had a quick look.

Wat Chet Yot Chiang Rai

And we promised Phoebe there’d be plenty more wats on our travels. They loved the ornate dragons.

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A wander through the night market and some market food topped off a busy afternoon.

Chiang Rai night market

Chiang Rai night Market

Next stop, Huay Xai, Laos.

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