In the village we stayed in overnight on the second trek. The livestock is kept in the space underneath the house, which makes for an interesting alarm call if you get the rooster right under your head. A lot of the houses have solar panels to provide electricity.
North Thailand November 24th 2007 I've spent the last few days in the north of Thailand, going on treks for 3 days from Chiang Mai and for 2 days near Chiang Rai. I'd hoped to do a bit more trekking and a bit less trailing round agencies looking for treks, but it seems to be pretty difficult to get more than a 3 day trek, and most of those involve driving round in a 4x4, elephant riding, rafting etc, leaving you to do about 2 hou ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Rai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more