Arriving in Mae Sai in the mid afternoon we immediately went in search of accommodation. After being directed literally through the markets to a guest house where we could not even stop outside of because of the market, we found another that had quite an idyllic setting on the banks of a river only fifty feet or so wide with Myanmar on the other side.
The guest house had seen a lot of days… all of them better than today.. it was run down and scruffy with a bed whose mattress looked like it had been found on the local tip.
So off again and eventually we came across a small family guest house down a side street called “Little Bear” It was only 480 baht a night and within walking distance of the night market and it had parking, so we took a room.
Not wanting to waste the day we headed up into the market around mid afternoon looking for the stalls in the backstreets that twenty two years ago sold rubies by the bucket load. We were told they had all gone and moved over into Burma a few hundred meters up the road. Anyway Mrs. Wombat got a bargain when she bought a Tiger Eye bracelet. Can’t tell you how much.. you wont believe it. (see video). 🙂
Bought three bottles of Maesai One fruit wine, Mangosteen, Lychee and Mulberry. The sample tastings were really nice.
So back to “Little Bear” to prepare ourselves for the night market.
There was a lot to see so we have divided it into four videos. Click here to view number 1 or here to view number two or here to view number four.
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Wombats take a three day trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and then on to Mae Sai in northern Thailand in the Golden Triangle area. Part three of four short videos. “The Golden Triangle”