Chiang Rai

After staying in a village near Chiang Rai and harvesting pineapples, we visited Wat Rong Khun.  This is a contemporary Buddhist temple intricately designed and completely white.  Afterwards, we continued staying in various Akha villages in the Chiang Rai region.  Many Akha live in hill tribes in Northern Thailand.  Many speak Akha Language and believe in Akha Zo religion, a mix of animism and ancestor worship.  We also stopped by the Myanmar-Thailand border.

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 1.32.04 PM.pngPineapples ready for harvest

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 1.33.20 PM.pngScenic view of pineapple field

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 1.33.54 PM.pngWat Rong Khun

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 1.34.03 PM.pngEerie mask at Wat Rong Khun

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 1.36.38 PM.pngWooden, “spirit” gate marking the division of the Akha village and the wild world

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