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Hilltribe girls at the Flower Festival  
   

Hilltribe girls at the Flower Festival

Chiang Mai - the Rose of the North

February 10th 2009
A 1 hour flight courtesy of Air Asia got us to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, saving us an overnight train journey of 12-14 hours! Our visit to Chiang Mai couldn't have been better timed, as Friday 6th Feb was the start of the annual Flower Festival. Chiang Mai is known as the "Rose of the North" for its variety of flowers which all come into bloom in early February. The annual Flower Festival ... read more
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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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