Category Archives: Culture

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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Chiang Mai Yi Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival 2011

This year’s Yi Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival certainly was not disappointing, especially for all those who sought respite in Chiang Mai from the floods in Bangkok!

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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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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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Saffron Coloured Robes: Buddhist Monks

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Location: Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos. Chiang Mai, Lampang and Lamphun, northern Thailand. Time: July 2011 – Rainy season, Buddhist Lent.

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