Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chiang Rai highlight

My favourite part of the trip to Chiang Rai was the tea plantation. One morning, we drove higher and higher up the windy roads of Doi Mae Salong until we came upon these hill tribe (mostly) women picking tea. 













10 comments:

Queenie said...

That would be your favourite, though, wouldn't it? Addict!

SueG said...

Wow! And love that scarf on the last woman. Looks like little tea balls all over it.

Debs said...

What beautiful photos. My son loved Chiang Rai,or maybe it was Chiang Mai, can't quite remember now. Obviously I'm having a confused day!

Fran said...

That's a superb picture of that tea-picker. I bet it's back-breaking work, though.

Angie said...

The landscape is gorgeous, and I love the last woman's headdress, although I'm curious why she would wear something so elaborate. Like Fran my first thought was how back-breaking that work would be.

Chris Stovell said...

Beautiful photos... I wonder how much of this I'll end up drinking.

HelenMHunt said...

Yes, perhaps you should live on a tea plantation. You'd be in heaven.

JJ Beattie said...

Queenie, Yup.

Sue, that's a hill tribe woman in traditional dress. Isn't it fab? Will I look silly in one?

Thanks Debs. Don't worry, I get confused too!

Fran, thank you. I really hoped some of them would come out well. I'm very pleased with her.

Angie, see above: traditional clothes.

Chris, I thought the same. I hadn't realised the tea plants are the same for green and black tea but it's how they're treated that makes them different.

Helen, I would! I'd love it... apart from the bugs.

KatW said...

Not a surprise that a 'tea' plantation trip was the highlight of your trip. :-).

The scenery is stunning. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Kat

Marion said...

Looks gorgeous! I have been to Chiang Rai last year and the scenery is so serene.