This is the covered 2 bench pick up trunk known in Thailand as the Songteaw.
This is the way people are greeted in Thailand, with the "Wai"
Excellent fully furnished bungalows with air conditioning in a small town on the banks of a beautiful river surround with mountains in a fruit orchard is just one of the choices.
When you stay in your own bamboo home or bungalow in a hill tribe village they know that is your space. They will not bother you or burst into your home. You can visit them at your leisure and enjoy your privacy at the same time
Spending an evening in a hill tribe village is an excellent way to learn about the culture of the people in the village.
You will need to keep an eye on your baggage as everyone in the 2nd class car has their luggage exposed to others. Not much room for your bags either.
In 2nd class you will need to share the small toilet space and sink area with more than 40 persons.
The 1st class cabins are connecting so if you are a family you have a door you can open to the joining cabin.
One of the many talented craftspersons at the Chiang mai weekend market
The Sunday Market on Rachadamnergn Road in Chiang Mai Thailand
One of the many beautiful temples with craftpersons selling their wares.
For those looking for comfort and scenic beauty, visiting hill tribe villages but not wishing to stay in one, there are many options.
In 1st class you will have your own private cabin with 2 berths in each cabin.
The kids at the Lahu village welcoming us when the raft approached.
One of the dancers at the traditional Khantok dinner in Chiangmai
Having fun riding around town throwing water.
Trying hard not to tip over in the rapids
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