Category Archives: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai – The Markets

One of the features which makes Chiang Mai so interesting is its markets – from the tourist oriented Night Bazaar and the Saturday and Sunday Walking streets, to the Talat Warorot, the oldest market in the city.  Located along the … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai – activities and diversions

I mentioned earlier that Chiang Mai seems to have something for everyone.  Had I had unlimited time to explore northern Thailand, I’d have stayed much longer

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a silver temple, and a Chinese

Well, I did say Chiang Mai had temples. So just a few more before we leave Chiang Mai to explore the Mae Hong Son loop road that climbs and winds through the far northwest of Thailand. Barely outside the Old … Continue reading

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More Temples – mountain top and forest

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep overlooks Chang Mai from the top of the mountain  west of the city.  One can reach the top of the mountain (Doi Suthep) by car or taxi, or by shared songthaew.  Some intrepid souls bicycle the … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai – the temples

Despite hearing in advance that Chiang Mai has enough temples that even the most dedicated temple-spotter will be fully satisfied, their density and variety was still amazing. I had a list of temples I particularly wanted to see, yet I … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai – feet on the ground

Much like google crawls the web – that is how I explore a new location.  With some initial destination in mind, and vaguely mindful of how to find my way back to where I began, I head out.  On foot, … Continue reading

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arriving in long anticipated Chiang Mai

All the superlatives one hears about Chiang Mai are true. What had always struck me about Chiang Mai is that it is so strongly recommended by travelers with so many different interests and priorities.  The city lovers and the city … Continue reading

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