Yesterday I was getting ready to go out, and I could hear what sounded like a parade going down the street. Sure enough, looking out the window I could see flanks of people walking with flags. Grabbing the camera, I walked into the middle of a procession heading towards Thapae Gate. I headed to the gate to find local dancers performing, and booths set up selling goods made by physically and mentally challenged young people and adults. I took quite a few shots of the traditional dancers. This is one of my favorites from the morning; a beautiful young hill tribe dancer in her traditional costume. Don’t you just love the head piece?
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Free concerts and performances are common in Chiang Mai. They often happen at Thapae Gate.
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