Travel Photo Thursday, February 3, 2011 — Young Thai Dancers

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Thailand - Chiang Mai, Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 14 comments

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This is the cool season in Northern Thailand. That means lots of sun, no humidity, daytime temps in the 30’s (Celsius) , cooling off at night, so you can sleep without a/c. With this lovely weather comes lots of annual festivals. I took this shot last weekend at the that annual umbrella festival in the tiny umbrella making town of Bo Song. This is an annual festival where the entire village is covered with beautiful handmade umbrellas of all sizes and colors. These young girls were performing traditional Thai dance outside one of the factories.

Young Thai Dancers -- Bosong Umbrella Festival -- Bosong Village, Thailand

You can visit Bo Song year round to watch the umbrella makers at work. This is a great day trip for budget travelers. Take a white songthaw (pick-up trucks that serve as buses) from the flower market in downtown Chiang Mai. The 20 minute ride will cost you 15 Thai baht. You can watch the crafts people at work for free. They will even hand paint a design for you on your bag, telephone or whatever, for a small price; a perfect souvenir from your trip to Thailand.

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14 Comments

  1. This photo is stunning. I love the way you have captured their smile and contentment.

  2. such beautiful colors, and happy smiles. i wish i was there!

  3. what a lovely shot — brings home the friendly nature of the people there for sure.

    • Thanks Michael….They were lovely girls. I spent a lot of time talking to them, so they were pretty relaxed when I did take their photo.

  4. The girls look like perfection personified. They are absolutely stunning.

  5. Nancie,
    Nice photgraph. You know, those girls could be anywere between 8 and 25 years old…how old are they?
    Jason

  6. They are so beautiful… Great shot!

  7. Lovely photo of lovely girls, Nancie. Beautiful colors. I like the idea of an umbrella festival!

    • Cathy, The umbrella festival is fantastic. The whole village is decorated in these beautiful hand painted umbrellas.

  8. The middle one is very pretty.
    Cazare Moneasa

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