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.
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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Tagged Doi Sutep, Doi Suthep, elephant statues, Ganesh, Wat Palad, Wat Palat
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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Tagged Chiang Mai, Dog figurines, dogs, Lanna Thai architecture, Lanna Thai Culture, museum, Northern Thai architecture, year of the dog
Continuing our journey from Chiang Mai through Chiang Rai after our visit to the Baan Koh temple in the northern part of Lampang, we now head for the small northern Thai province of Phayao.
Whenever I’m in northern Thailand, I always drop everything I was planning to do when my dear friend, Vithi, rings up and asks me to join him on an excursion because it’s usually an interesting adventure, lots of fun (in … Continue reading
Renowned for its colourful ornate glass mosaics, guilded teakwood panels and low sweeping tiered roof lines, Wat Xieng Thong is the temple highlight of Luang Prabang. Its name means Monastery of the Golden City. Located in a tranquil garden setting … Continue reading
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Tagged Luang Prabang architecture, Monastery of the Golden City, Pha Lak Pha Lam, Ramayana, Temple of the Golden City, Tree of Life
Wat Phra Yuen, located 1 km. east across the bridge over the Kuang River in front of Wat Phrathat Haripunchai, is one of oldest temples in Northern Thailand. Lamphun (formerly Haripunchai) is amongst the oldest cities in Thailand and predates … Continue reading
Lampang is the only town in Thailand that still has horse carriages as a means of transportation and hence has acquired the nickname of Muang Rot Ma (Horse Car City).
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Out of all of Lampang’s numerous temples, Wat Sri Chum is my favourite not only because of its charm and Burmese architectural style, but also because of my past associations with this temple – the abbot, monks and teachers in … Continue reading
During the early ‘80s, I had the opportunity to interview the Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum in Lampang (Northern Thailand) – U Pyinya Wuntha – on several occasions.