Category Archives: DESIGN

Linh Phuoc Pagoda – The pagoda of broken glass

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is located in the small town of Trai Mat, just outside Dalat in the central highlands of Vietnam. The temple was built by monks, nuns and followers of the Mahayana Buddhist sect from Thua Thien – Hue … Continue reading

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Riding the Iron Rooster in Vietnam

Our first train journey in Vietnam lasted for only the duration of 7 kilometres, starting from the atmospheric Dalat Railway Station to the town of Trai Mat. We had plenty of spare time to take in the unusual architecture of … Continue reading

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Dalat’s Crazy House

One of the highlights of my trip to Vietnam was a visit to The Crazy House (believe it or not), located in the peaceful alpine suburbs of the city of Dalat, in the central highlands.

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Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Created as a tribute to Lanna architecture, embracing the natural surroundings and home to a rare collection of Northern Thai antiquities, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi spreads over 60 acres of natural landscapes incorporating serene paddy fields and exotic plantations.

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Baan Suan Rim Ping at Chiang Mai

Ban Suan is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have been to in Chiang Mai. The restaurant is located right on the Ping River outside the main part of town.  It was designed by an an award- winning architect.

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The Lanna Deception: Interview with Vithi Phanichphant

Interview with Dr Vithi Phanichphant       Story by James Austin Farrell “Yes, what is Lanna?” pondered ajarn Vithi, a remarkably youthful looking man for his sixty plus years, as he fiddled with some slides at his office in the Faculty of … Continue reading

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Thai Urban Design: Rooftop Garden

Location: Chiang Mai City, Northern Thailand.

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