Category Archives: Chiang Mai

Nantaram Temple and the Story of Mother Earth

On the southern side of Chiang Mai, just beyond the moat in the area of Wualai and Nantaram Roads, lies a beautiful but little known temple called Wat Nantaram. Long ago, this temple was a focal point for the craftspeople … Continue reading

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Update on Chiang Mai’s Best New Bars and Restaurants

Chiang Mai\’s Best New Bars and Restaurants | BK Magazine Online.

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Best value Dim Sum in Chiang Mai

Over the decades, I have tried nearly every Dim Sum place in Chiang Mai from the MK Restaurant chain to the more expensive establishments like the Chiang Mai Orchid and Royal Princess Hotel.  I am usually limited of how much … Continue reading

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Binge Drinking Elephants and other Tales of Lampang’s Bygone Days

Before the 1916 introduction of rail to Lampang in northern Thailand, the old commercial district of the city was located directly on the bank of the Wang River along the road known today as Thanon Talad Kaow (“Old Market Road”). … Continue reading

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In Photos: Wat Montien

A short photo tour of Wat Montien – a beautiful Lanna Thai temple located within the old city walls of Chiang Mai, on the northern corner.

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Enchanting Elephants at Wat Pha Lat

About half way up Doi Suthep mountain,  just west of Chiang Mai, is a serene temple built on top of a sloping rock surrounded by trickling streams and waterfalls called Wat Pha Lat. Amongst the various temple buildings is lush … Continue reading

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Dancing with Elephants

One of the best sanuk activities to do when visiting northern Thailand is to go to one of the elephant training camps. There are two main parks in the region: the first is very close to Chiang Mai called Mae … Continue reading

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