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Doi Tung Garden

Please can anyone tell me what sort transportation is available to Doi Tung Garden?

And how long would I need to look around.

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11. Re: Doi Tung Garden

Hi alablur,

Just to add to Broders comments ...

Jermsak is a wonderful guide and has taken many Aussies around the far Nth of Thailand recently. I'd trust him 100% to work up a day trip that you will love. He is very flexible and will chop and change if you want to - but has probably included things he knows others have enjoyed.

Don't worry too much - just relax and trust him.

You will have a wonderful time up and around Chiang Rai. We loved our recent trip there and look forward to going back early next year.

Send through any more questions you have.

Caroline.

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12. Re: Doi Tung Garden

Alablur:

If Jermsak is your guide, you won't experience any problems with being dragged into gem shops etc. Just let him know ahead of time you are not interested in this and it will be a "done deal." Jermsak is not the kind of person who would do that.

If Jermsak is taking you into Burma he will know exactly where the local market is where you can see the Burmese selling their vegetables, foods, fruits etc., and he will know where the Shan village and the golden budhha temple is. This was a worthwhile temple and is actually quite different than what you will be seeing at Ankor Wat.

We went to the temple in Chian Saen that you suggested in your prior posts, but we used bicycles to travel around Chiang Saen, which was a blast.

Ankor Wat is stunning and unbelievable, but it is a very different kind of Wat than you will see in Thailand, as Ankor Wat is more or an entire city.

Jermsak was raised in a hilltribe and if you have interest in visiting hilltribes, he can take you to some really interesting places where you can interact with locals who are not there just for "tourists" to view.

If you have time or interest, you might ask Jermsak to take you to the El Shadai orphanage. It is an orphanage with 15 children in Chiang Rai. There is a sepraate thread titled El Shadai orphanage on this forum where you can read more.

Have an excellant trip.

Broder

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