Rim Taan Guesthouse: a Shan / Tai Lue wedding

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  1. DavidFL

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    Fans of Rim Taan guesthouse & John in Thoed Thai might be interested in some wedding photos from his daughter Nui's wedding on Friday 9th December 2011.

    I was fortunate enough to attend, but for a 2nd Thoed Thai trip in row had camera battery trouble. This time it was my own fault - not charging the camera battery up the night before I left. I managed 1 photo & the battery was flat & needed recharging. Soi my pix were all taken later on in low light / at night time.

    Not to worry

    The entrance to Rim Taan Guesthouse & the wedding reception.

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    The lucky couple

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    With John's wife Nuan a Tai Lue from Luang Nam Tha, people came from Houei Xai, Luang Nam Tha, the USA, Japan & many places in North Thailand.
    At the peak of the night about 1,000 people were there & it was a huge wedding.

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    For those familiar with Thoed Thai & Rim Taan,
    https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/threads/33172-Thoed-Thai-Accomodation
    the Ting Ting restaurant courtyard next door was full with tables & chairs for the locals; & the Rim Taan courtyard was full with guests from out of province / country.

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    Being the only westerner there it was an incredible experience for me.
    John's kids & relatives from Seattle in the US numbered about 12 & it was an absolute pleasure to meet, talk, drink & eat with them.

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    It was a glorious full moon night

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    & once the show got under way there was lots of ramwong, line dancing, plus singing from many of the guests (except me).

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    Khun Sa's old cook & daughter

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    Pon, John's son with Lamduan owner of Saraburi restaurant & the cook's daughter

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    The 2 best looking women there were Lue girls from Luang Nam Tha

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    I was able to sneak in early for a photo before they got mobbed by the local guys wanting to try their luck in courtship. Talk about flies around a jam pot, it was hilarious.

    The happy couple, relaxing towards the end of the night.

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    Cheers one & all. It was a ride & trip with a difference.
    Thoed Thai is one of my favourite escapes in North Thailand. A remote out of the way place it still has an excellent traditional warm & friendly fell about it.

    Wat Kha Kham

    The Rim Taan guesthouse is the place to say; & the Ting Ting restaurant next door serves delicious fresh cheap food.

    Check it out sometime. It one of the best hidden gems of North Thailand.
     
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    An exceptional and rare experience to attend such an event. Wish I had been there.
     
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    Bump for Ian Yonok, just to confirm that the other day it was John's son-in-law asking about your old bike.
     

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