Chiang Rai (25/3) – Exchange is a good activity for students. It can open up a broader perspective, and the exchange can also be used to learn about the culture of UMY Exchange partner countries, like the nine students from IGOV UMY who are carrying out an exchange to Maejo University Thailand (MJU) for one semester, which began on February 20 and will end on May 13, 2023. The nine IGOV students are learning Thai culture on the Field Trip to Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The field trip to Chiang Rai City was held on February 23–25, 2023. It was initiated by the School of Administrative Studies, together with six MJU students as buddies and nine IGOV students. IGOV students are invited to visit several tourist and cultural attractions, such as Rajhabat University, the Golden Triangle, the Blue Temple, the Northern Most of Thailand, Wiang Pa Pao, Wat Huay Pla Kang, and Wat Rong Khun – White Temple. IGOV students admit they are pleased, especially when they visit Wiang Pa Pao (hot springs), because tourists usually boil their eggs here because there is a pool filled with hot water. Besides that, in the Golden Triangle, they can see the Mekong River, the border of three countries, namely Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand.
Sherin, one of the IGOV students, admitted that this was her first experience; what’s more, she was very impressed with the tolerance there. “Every temple in Chiangrai has a different color and shape that has a different meaning, but even so, the Hindu community there remains tolerant of it,” said Sherin. (FLT)