Photo: A pretty corner of town.

Suan Buak Hat

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Suan Buak Hat is downtown Chiang Mai’s one and only park. Fortunately it's a cute one, and a fine spot to wander around or while away an hour or so in.

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Until relatively recently Chiang Mai was a small and green city with plenty of open spaces but in their rush for expansion the local government apparently didn't see any need to create public green spaces. Greater Chiang Mai weighs in these days with a million or so inhabitants, and it has most of the attributes a modern city aspires to have, except for decent parks.

Popular on weekends. Photo taken in or around Suan Buak Hat, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Popular on weekends. Photo: Mark Ord

There are pleasant parklands and green spaces out in the suburbs, but they belong to the zoo, university or city arboretum—Huay Tung Tao Lake for example is army owned. And yes, the excellent and lush Doi Pui/Doi Suthep National Park is a mere 20-minute drive from the centre of Chiang Mai, but the city itself lacks a proper municipal park in its ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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