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Dummy monks, too real for comfort.  
   

Dummy monks, too real for comfort.

You had to go very close to see if they were real or not. Very spooky.
Three Chiangs and a Phayao

April 20th 2012
Chiang is an old north Thai language (Lanna, to be precise) word for city. Northern Thailand seems to be full of places called Chiang; we visited at least three, plus a town called Phayao that is presumably awaiting confirmation of Chiang status. It does have a big lake and lack of foreign tourists, so surely deserves a mention here at least. Outside its cities, northern Thailand is a favourite p ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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