A couple of years ago I spent 6 weeks in Thailand and Laos. I had the most amazing time with memories that I will treasure forever, so I am going to start doing some posts on some of my highlights.
There are many temples in Thailand. They are everywhere you turn and each one beautiful in it’s own way, although there was one in particular that stuck in my mind, The White Temple.
It is located in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.
As you can see from Google Maps, it is a 3 hour 9 minute drive from Chiang Mai. I was on my way to Laos so passing Chiang Rai anyway, but if you were to go here for a day trip from Chiang Mai then prepare for it to be a long day! As you can see from the Google Maps print screen, it is around a 3 hour journey.
On the drive to Chiang Rai we stopped at a ‘service station’, which was a natural hot spring with eggs boiling in it. Luckily I had eaten before we set off as the strong smell of Sulphur lost me my appetite.
Once we arrived at the White Temple it was well worth the long drive. Although there were quite a lot of tourists, I had a wonderful time getting lost among the architecture.
Although it may seem a little extreme to wear slippers to use the toilet, it was a refreshing change from some of the other toilets that I have used in South East Asia!
Unfortunately they don’t allow photography inside the temple; it is truly spectacular inside though and a great contrast from the white exterior. If you ever get the chance to visit, I would definitely recommend taking the opportunity!