Boat Trip Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand

One of the most enjoyable things to do while visiting Northern Thailand is to take a “Long-Tail” boat ride.The most popular ride is on the Mae Kok river from Thaton, in far north Chiang Mai province, to Chiang Rai. Most ride the local bus from the Chang Puak bus station departing at 7 and 9Continue reading “Boat Trip Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand”

Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” Festival

Chiang Mai Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” Festival Nov. 17 – 20, 2021 The history, traditions and events of Loy Krathong “Yee Ping”. Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” has an unequaled charm and mystique, whether it is celebrated on a grand scale in a major city or quietly in a small village, but for a truly breathtakingContinue reading “Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” Festival”

Thai Royal Grand Palace

The Thai Royal Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand There are many Thai words in this blog so if you are listening to the Podcast the pronunciation of some words might not be correct. We apologize. This city landmark should be the first place on any visitor’s itinerary. It is a huge compound on Na Phra LanContinue reading “Thai Royal Grand Palace”

Wiang Kum Kam Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai Thailand’s Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam Located just few Kilometers south of the city of Chiang Mai is Wiang Kum Kam. Wiang Kum Kam was founded in 1286 before King Mengrai established Chiang Mai in 1292. In 1558 floods ravished Waing Kum Kam and the town was deserted and little was knownContinue reading “Wiang Kum Kam Chiang Mai Thailand”

Enjoy A Traditional Thai Khantoke Dinner

For an excellent Thai dinning experience, a traditional Lanna Khantoke dinner is a must. Many believe this north Thailand dinner with music and dance was invented for tourists, but the Khantoke dinner dates back many centuries. Locals celebrate festivals and holidays in their homes with the Khantoke dinner today. Sitting down to a well-presented mealContinue reading “Enjoy A Traditional Thai Khantoke Dinner”

“Songkran” The Thai New Year

Each year, the four-day celebration of Songkran in Chiang Mai consists of many activities, and these are briefly explained below. Songkran, or the Thai New Year, is still the most important of all the Thai festivals and holidays. We usually have loads of friends from other countries to our home and we love to haveContinue reading ““Songkran” The Thai New Year”

Bird Watching at Doi Inthanon National Park Chiang Mai Thailand

Bird-watching at Doi Inthanon National Park can be a fun and an interesting way to discover nature at a leisurely pace. As you read this article you will learn more about Doi Inthanon than just birds but also about the environment in which they live. Click on the Birds underlined in blue to see theContinue reading “Bird Watching at Doi Inthanon National Park Chiang Mai Thailand”

Thai Boxing, Muay Thai in Chiang Mai Thailand

The art of Thai Boxing, Muay Thai, has been the country’s most popular spectator sport for hundreds of years. It is unique among other kinds of fighting disciplines in its approach to close quarters fighting. Fighters are able to more effectively use their elbows, knees, feet and fists than in other martial art. The artContinue reading “Thai Boxing, Muay Thai in Chiang Mai Thailand”

Chiang Mai Thailand’s Weekend Shopping Bazaars

The markets on Wualai Road on Saturday and Rajdumnern Road on Sunday are much different than the Night Bazaar. While the Night Bazaar has it’s flashing neon signs advertising the western food chains and merchandise, crowded narrow walkways crammed with hawkers and tourists, the Weekend Bazaars offer a more relaxing experience. Large wide avenues areContinue reading “Chiang Mai Thailand’s Weekend Shopping Bazaars”

Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist Temple Chiang Mai Thailand

Located on Phrapokklao Road road in the city center Wat Chedi Luang was built in 1391 during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma. Wat Chedi Luang Temple is a must visit when in Chiang Mai. It also houses the Inthakhin City Pillar essentially is for everyone to wish for happiness for all people of ChiangContinue reading “Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist Temple Chiang Mai Thailand”

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