Across Thailand – Part II

The first part of a trip around large parts of Thailand.

Across Thailand – Part II
Northern Thailand: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
This is part two of our trip to Thailand.
Chiang Mai
We flew to Chiang Mai, North Thailand. It's actually even hotter up there, but the air was less humid and felt great.
Wat Chedi Luang
Two monks withdrawing money at 7 Eleven
A Spirit Tree
A bar made of a truck next to a temple – completely taken over by nature
A jackfruit tree
Wat Chiang Man
This woman was asking money for her to release these birds. Unfortunately for her, we saw her other, already released birds in the back with lots of food.
Chiang Rai
Thai National Dish Pad Thai
We took a bus to Chiang Rai to visit Wat Rong Khun (วัดร่องขุ่น), better known as the White Temple – and that sums it up pretty well.
The whole temple is white with mirrors. The golden color you sometimes see is just the sun hitting the mirrors.
Buddha outside the temple
A typical bus station
R.I.P King Bhumibol – he was loved by the Thais and seen everywhere
We were on the bus going back to Chiang Mai as the sun was setting and in the far distance I was seeing some light. It turned out that it was an illuminated temple. I took my camera out to take pictures (which is hard enough on a moving bus in the darkness), but unfortunately we were traveling through a town so I lost sight. 

In that moment the bus turned right next to a gas station to make a (the only!) break on the way. I got off the bus and had perfect view on the temple.
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