Feb 10 2012

Photo essay: Chiang Mai

Published by at 7:55 am under Photos

Sometimes we end up with a fetching photo or two of Chiang Mai that doesn’t quite make it into a post here but we still think might be appealing for readers to see… So I’ve decided to pile them all in here along with a few tasters of what’s upcoming, and a reminder that any reasonable request or suggestion of something to cover will be considered.

Ferns on Doi Suthep

Ferns on Doi Suthep.

Ferns on a rock; a simple but I hope attractive image from Doi Suthep that we somehow omitted from our existing hiking and walks posts. There’s a multitude of easy (and difficult) hikes you can do on your own without going far from the city so, once high season’s finished, we’ll be back at work on our planned great walks of Chiang Mai project, so look out for some more rambling suggestions for Suthep, Inthanon and so on as well as walking tours of Chiang Mai city coming up.

Wat Suan Dok

A pretty dusk at Wat Suan Dok, courtesy of my wife.

So, wats… Well we’ve covered some of Chiang Mai’s most important temples: Wat Jet Yot, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Umong as well as some of the lesser known ones such as Wat Pansao. While you’ll be pleased to hear we’re not going to cover all of central Chiang Mai’s 27,000 temples we will continue to work our way through the famous ones as well as the rarely visited ones that take our fancy, such as Wat Pan Tao. Coming up soon: the prestigious Wat Chedi Luang.

Lahu kid, Mae Taeng

Lahu kid, Mae Taeng.

Hill-tribes: you can find posts on the Akha, Lisu, Palaung, Kayan and others here and no, we haven’t forgotten the Lahu.

Chinese New Year lanterns at Worawot

Chinese New Year lanterns at Worawot.

A pretty Chinese New Year picture above — again from my wife’s iPhone — which highlights a total lack of Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai posts here — instead we cast our cynical eye over the northern capital’s Chinatown as well as the Chinese commercial district of Worarot.

We’ll leave you with another excellent photo for which we can take no credit (yes, that iPhone again) and which is just one we really couldn’t squeeze into a post so far, but no doubt shall cover this year.

Lanterns at Loi Krathong

Lanterns at Loi Krathong.

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