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Chiang Mai: Exploring Temples and Bringing in a New Year

January 11th 2013
From Kanchanaburi we took a short 3 hour bus to the Northern Bangkok bus station where we caught an overnight bus to Chiang Mai. It wasn't a sleeper bus with beds but they provided blankets and the chairs reclined enough to get some sleep. Since we hadn't booked the tickets to Chiang Mai in advance we had to take seats on the one bus that had 3 seats left. That meant arriving to Chiang Mai ... 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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