Category Archives: Culture

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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Lampang’s Kad Kong Ta Walking Street

One of the most interesting things to do in Lampang is to walk along the Old Market Road (Thanon Talad Gao, also known as Kad Kong Ta) which follows the Wang River between Ratchadapisek Bridge

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Diwali Festivities in Jaipur

During a visit to India in October 2011, we were most fortunate to arrive in Jaipur, Rajasthan just in time for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The origin of this festival can be traced back to the ancient Hindu … 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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Wat Ket Temple and Museum

Wat Ket is located directly across the Ping River from the Flower Market in Chiang Mai’s central market area. A small walking bridge across the river makes easy access to this peaceful and atmospheric ancient temple. The date of its … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai’s Chinese Muslim Market

Known by the local name of Kad Chin Haw, the Chinese Muslim farmers’ market comes alive every Friday morning between 6 am and lunch time. It’s located in an empty lot next to an old northern Thai teak house, opposite … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Salsa: Nam Prik Num

Originally posted on Sanuk:
Nam Prik Num One of my favourite Northern Thai dishes is Nam Prik Num (น้ำพริกหนุ่ม). This is a popular chili paste dip, made from young chilies called prik num (Northern Thai dialect). The chilies are long…

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The Imperial Citadel of Hue

Hue, the city of imperial palaces and tombs, is on most travellers’ itineraries when they visit Vietnam. The city’s most famous attraction is the ancient Imperial Citadel and the Imperial Enclosure within. The citadel is the home of Vietnam’s last … Continue reading

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