Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. This is the first summer in many that I have not spent some time in my favorite Thai city, Chiang Mai. I am really missing it, and have been staring wistfully at some of my favorite photos taken during previous visits. Today, I’ll share some with you.
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Early morning at Wat Chedi Luang…
Monk ringing the early morning bell at Wat Chedi Luang
Built during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma in 1399. This is one of the most visited and photographed of Chiang Mai’s 300+ temples. Plan on lots of people if you go late in the morning or afternoon. If you go early in the morning, you will have the place pretty much to yourself, and of course, the dogs.
The “Broom Lady”… She was on the way to Sompet Market when I happened to “run into her”. I loved the fact that she seemed so genuinely happy for me to take her photo.
Chinese Opera in Chiang Mai…
2011 was the 100th anniversary of Chiang Mai’s Warworot Market, the hub for the Chinese community in Chiang Mai. To celebrate a Chinese Opera was staged over several nights. The costumes were awesome, and although everything was in Chinese, I eventually got to the point where I could figure out the story line. Guess what? It was FREE.
Of course this post would not be complete if I didn’t mention food. Chiang Mai has some of the best and the cheapest street food in Thailand. One of my favorites is Som Tom Salad, and the hotter the better!
My favorite Som Tom Salad chef….
And the finished product…
If you missed my post about “Street Food Alley”, you can see more to the great CM street food.
And, a beautiful Chiang Mai sunset…
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