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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Tagged Burmese architecture, Chinese architecture, colonial architechture, Kad Gong Ta, Lampang Walking Street Market, What to do in Lampang
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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Tagged Anna Leonowens, Bombay Burmah, British Borneo, Chao Bunyawat Wongmanit, Chin Haw traders from Yunnan, Chinese migration in Thailand, Chinese Muslim traders, Chinese trade in Thai history, East Asiatic, elephants, Kad Kongta. late 19th century, Leonowens in Thailand, Louis T. Leonowens, Marti Patel, river trade, teak industry, Thai elephants, Thai railway, 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
On a recent visit to a private museum in Lamphun in northern Thailand, I stumbled upon a series of early 20th century photographs of the excavation of the Khun Tan rail tunnel. With permission, I re-shot them on a digital … Continue reading
Wat Phrathat Haripunchai is one of the most famous (and most holy) temple complexes in northern Thailand. It is believed to have been founded by Queen Chamathewi in the grounds of her palace, sometime in the 8th century.
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Tagged Bot, chedi, Haripunchai architecture, Lan Na architecture, Mondop, Viharn, Wat
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Phuket Old Town was built on riches reaped from it’s 19th century tin boom. In this historical part of southern Thailand’s provincial capital, there are shrines, temples (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved shophouses, quaint cafes, small printing shops, … Continue reading
“There were very few expatriates living in Chiang Mai then,” he continued. “In 1968 the US Consulate General put out a telephone directory which included 100 expatriates, many of whom were working for Air America, Chiang Mai University, the Illinois … Continue reading
An American missionary’s son who became a top CIA Vietnam War-era hit-man in the jungles of Burma, Laos and Thailand has been found dead in his Chiang Mai home, a bullet in his head, a revolver in one hand and … Continue reading
A useful introduction to the North Eastern Thai Dialect with audio examples.
Lanna states under Siamese tributary 1774-1899: List of Rulers of Lampang 1732-1925