Author Archives: Frans Betgem

Return to Tachileik in Myanmar

Statue of a man in traditional dress

Magnificent Shan-style Buddha image at Wat More Nyin Update December, 2023: Currently, the border crossing at Mae Sai/Tachileik is closed to foreigners. We will keep you updated. The border crossing at Mae Sai/Tachileik The border crossing at Mae Sai/Tachileik has been an important gateway to Myanmar for at least a century. It was here that […]

Wat Sri Suphan, the Silver Temple

Golden Buddha on a silver plaque

Table of Contents Chiang Mai’s Silver Temple: Wat Sri Suphan Old handicrafts of Chiang Mai Wat Sri Suphan (วัดศรีสุพรรณ), Chiang Mai’s “Silver Temple,” is one of the most exciting and active temples, located outside the old walled city. It is just north of the Chiang Mai gate, the northern entrance to the old city. The […]

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple

White temple with tree leaves Temples Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, the amazing White Temple in Chiang Rai Wat Rong Khun (วัดร่องขุ่น) aka the “White Temple” has become the most popular attraction in Chiang Rai. It is not an active Buddhist temple because it has no monks residing. It is prominently in our list of “things to do in Chiang Rai“. In its […]