Category Archives: South East Asia

Will Wat Rong Khun survive the earthquake?

The construction of Wat Rong Khun, which is also known as the ‘White Temple’, began in 1997 and is featured in my post published on May 11th. At the time of publication the extent of the damage, to Wat Rong Khun, caused by the earhquake the week before had not been reported.

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You must visit Chiang Rai – Here’s why

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I decided, at long last, to take a trip to Chiang Rai (before the earthquake) and at the same time visit the famous Wat Rong Khun (aka The White Temple) about 10kms before Chiang Rai on Route 118 from Chiang Mai. Similar to Chiang Mai the population of Chiang Rai Province is under 1.5 million and Chiang Rai itself houses about 200,000 of those. Drive another 70 kilometres North and you reach Mae Sai and the border between Laos and Thailand. Continue reading You must visit Chiang Rai – Here’s why

Was Thailand's earthquake a lucky escape?

Maybe we have just had a lucky escape! The futility of man’s never ending attempts to control the world is never more in evidence than in the wake of a ‘natural disaster’. The complete domination of our planet by mother nature is something the human race still appears to have a problem coming to terms with for some inexplicable reason. Continue reading Was Thailand's earthquake a lucky escape?