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Lost chedis of Chiang Mai

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If you spend any time in Chiang Mai you won't help but notice the ubiquitous brick chedis, or stupas, liberally scattered around the city.

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We don’t mean the ones within existing temple complexes, but rather the solitary towers you see out of the corner of your eye, by the side of a back lane, at the far end of a car park, or stuck on a piece of otherwise empty ground. Some are crumbling and others, particularly those on the grounds of government buildings for instance, are well maintained.

At Wat Suan Dok. Photo taken in or around Lost chedis of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

At Wat Suan Dok. Photo: Mark Ord

Examples of the latter are the one at the moat corner of Suan Dok Road, another in the grounds of the Arts and Culture Museum and a recently restored one in the car park of Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Good examples of the former are the ruin down an alley to the side of Chiang Mai Ram Hospital and one on Changlor, the south moat road, near the turn-off ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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