Chiang Mai

 
February 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019   Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
 

Our first day in a new town so we spent it exploring the neighborhood.

 
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A row of Buddhas      
 
A row of Buddhas      
 
A row of Buddhas      
 
Gold stupa      
A golden stupa, just one of the structures at the Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Singh.
 
Gold stupa      
A golden stupa, just one of the structures at the Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Singh.
 
Gold stupa      
A golden stupa, just one of the structures at the Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Singh.
 
Moat around the walled city      
Chiang Mai was established as a capital city in 1296 by King Mengrai, the founder of the Kingdom of Lanna. The old town, where we are staying, is surrounded by a wall and a moat. Of course now the moat is bordered by roads and the wall is open in many places.
 
Moat around the walled city      
Chiang Mai was established as a capital city in 1296 by King Mengrai, the founder of the Kingdom of Lanna. The old town, where we are staying, is surrounded by a wall and a moat. Of course now the moat is bordered by roads and the wall is open in many places.
 
Moat around the walled city      
Chiang Mai was established as a capital city in 1296 by King Mengrai, the founder of the Kingdom of Lanna. The old town, where we are staying, is surrounded by a wall and a moat. Of course now the moat is bordered by roads and the wall is open in many places.
 
7/11      
If you want groceries in the old town your choices are limited to farmers markets (great for cooking, not so great for tourist staples beer and chips) and the ubiquitous 7/11 stores.
 
7/11      
If you want groceries in the old town your choices are limited to farmers markets (great for cooking, not so great for tourist staples beer and chips) and the ubiquitous 7/11 stores.
 
7/11      
If you want groceries in the old town your choices are limited to farmers markets (great for cooking, not so great for tourist staples beer and chips) and the ubiquitous 7/11 stores.
 
Colourful dude      
 
Colourful dude      
 
Colourful dude      
 
Street food      
Her crepes smelled amazing but we'd just eaten.
 
Street food      
Her crepes smelled amazing but we'd just eaten.
 
Street food      
Her crepes smelled amazing but we'd just eaten.
 
Emergency kiosk      
A curiosity to me, an emergency kiosk. According to the instructions you stand on the step, push the button, wait for a reply, look at the camera, then report your emergency. Or you could walk a block to the police station.
 
Emergency kiosk      
A curiosity to me, an emergency kiosk. According to the instructions you stand on the step, push the button, wait for a reply, look at the camera, then report your emergency. Or you could walk a block to the police station.
 
Emergency kiosk      
A curiosity to me, an emergency kiosk. According to the instructions you stand on the step, push the button, wait for a reply, look at the camera, then report your emergency. Or you could walk a block to the police station.
 
Street food      
Chiang Mai is one of those towns best seen once it's dark. That's also when the temperature drops to almost comfortable.
 
Street food      
Chiang Mai is one of those towns best seen once it's dark. That's also when the temperature drops to almost comfortable.
 
Street food      
Chiang Mai is one of those towns best seen once it's dark. That's also when the temperature drops to almost comfortable.
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