Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Northern City of Chiang Mai

A canal in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is an old city in the North of Thailand surrounded by 600 year old city walls.

Fort Sri-poom

Unfortunately a fire in the 1950s destroyed much of the walls and gates, so the gates are reconstructions.

Tha Phae gate

However, there are still large sections of original walls around the city.

Original city walls

Chiang Mai also has a 15th century temple which contains the original ruins.

Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan


The other side of the temple

As well as having a modern temple built within the complex.

The temple

Inside the temple

Chiang Mai is situated on the Ping River and for 500 Baht you can take a cruise along the river.

The iron bridge

Sunset

Boats on the river

Chiang Mai is also known for having a large number of markets where you can find all manner of stuff, good food and music and cultural displays.

The night Bazaar


food at the market

And although to food at the market is delicious and cheap - sometimes it's nice to splash out on a fancy restaurant by the River and watch the sunset.

Sunset on the Ping River