Thailand - home of beautiful golden Buddhas and tiny pink napkins January 25th 2010 Ok where were we? Chiang Mai.
We set off for a leisurely walk toward Chang Pheuak Gate - the old city of Chaing Mai (est. 1296) was surrounded by a moat (still there) and large brick wall, some of which still survives. On the way there we stopped at a temple just down the road from our guesthouse (you would have to try hard to not wander by a temple in this city). Wat Chiang Man, it turns ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai 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
Living the dream in SW Colorado, in the heart of some of the world's prettiest mountains and canyon country. We chip away at world travel as life allows and will soon be dragging our two kids with us so that they too can have the perspective that travel brings.
'We are none of us good enough for the sweet Earth we have and yet we dream of heaven...' Ed Abbey
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