Thailand, 2000

Thailand is such a beautiful country that I could help but take a huge number of pictures. What you can see here represents the good fraction of those taken!

We started in Bangkok, got the night-train up to Chang Mai and a boat up to Chiang Rai. From there we mini-bused and walked through some Hill Tribe villages back to Chiang Mai, Bangkok and then flew home. A tiring couple of weeks, but well worth it for the scenery alone.

Note that the spelling of many Thai places are not strictly standardised. I’ve used the spellings that our tour-guide or my Lonely Planet guide used, but you may well see others.

Click the small pictures below for a full size version.

A temple viewed from a boat trip down the Chao Phraya RAnother view from the river, Bangkok Wat Po, BangkokWat Po, Bangkok
Wat Po, BangkokWat Po, Bangkok Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, near Chiang MaiChiang Mai from a taxi
Traditional Thai dancingView of River Fang from near Tha Ton View from the River Fang on the way to Chiang RaiView from an elephant
A Chinese temple in Myanmar, near the Thai borderIn Myanmar, just across the border from Thailand On the trekThe first Hilltribe village we stayed at
First thing in the morning at HuayraiA little later at Huayrai The second village we stayed atOn the way to the third village
On the way to the third villageMixture and high- and low-tech at Ahka Makamporm, the t Near Ahka MakampormNear Ahka Makamporm

If the pictures have piqued your interest, there are a few web sites that you might want to visit:

  • Lonely Planet have a useful guide to Thailand, including a large number of interesting links.
  • If you prefer hard-copy (much more portable than your laptop!), you can buy a copy from Amazon (UK or US).
  • Some of the above pictures were taken in some of the northern Hilltribe villages. This web site gives some useful information about them.