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Exploring Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, an important Buddhist center since the 14th century, houses more than 300 temples and is a hub for handicraft production, such as weaving, pottery-making and silverwork. The capital of the vast Lanna Kingdom (Lanna means a million rice fields), which later was joined with the Siam Kingdom to become present-day Thailand, entices many visitors with […]

A Visit to Heaven- Wat Rong Khun

The Thai have a pet name for the white washed temple in Chang Rai called Wat Rong Khun, and that is “heaven.” It’s also known, simply, as the White Temple. The low-lying clouds surrounding the Buddhist temple really played to its heavenly feel. These seem to be the folks stuck in purgatory, reaching for heaven. […]

Loi Krathong festival in Sukhothai

The Loi Krathong festival started in Sukhothai, therefore the celebration here is the most significant and longest one, according to Mr. Yoo, our Thai travel guide. I’m a culture junkie, so this was the cream cheese icing on my cake. At the risk of sounding very dorky, I would say that the night was nothing short […]

Sabai Sabai- Easy, Easy. Biking Sukhothai: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Northern Thailand is the antithesis of Phuket and the Andaman Sea islands. The subtle aggravations of the tourist-dominated south seemed to dissipate with the heat and humidity. Gone were the beach-combers. The stifling heat was replaced with a dryer warmth and an occasional breeze. The pace felt infinitely slower, and the people exuded an inner-peace […]

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