top10: Northern Thailand

The ten best photos I took during my time in the North of Thailand; Pai and Chiang Mai. These have been chosen because I think they show something particularly interesting, characteristic of the country, encapsulating a vivid memory I hold of the place, or just for being pretty.

Anyway, here we go. Number ten…

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#10 – The view from my hut
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After the chaos of Bangkok, this was the view from my hut in Pai. A welcome respite.

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#9 – Cooking class
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Leaning to cook papaya salad at Sammi’s cooking school.
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#8 – Golden Buddha
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Inside a typical temple

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#7 – The White Temple
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You have to pass the upstretched hands of the damned before reaching the heaven of the White Temple.

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#6 – Rice Paddies
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The grounds of Sammi’s farm, where I was taught to cook Thai food.

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#5 – Naga
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The Naga, a water spirit, guarding the entrance to a typical northern thai temple.

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#4 – Wat Chedi Luang
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One of the major temples in Chiang Mai, the Wat Chedi Luang was damaged in an earthquake in the 16th century

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#3 – Route 1095
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The mountainous route between Chiang Mai and Pai. This was taken while letting the brakes cool down a little; they had faded so badly that getting around that hairpin was quite scary.

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#2 – Songkran
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Probably the most fun festival I’ve ever been to, the Songkran is Thailand’s new year celebration. It’s essentially a city-wide water fight, with everyone getting involved. You are soaking wet five minutes after leaving your hotel, but this isn’t much of a problem in mid-thirty degree weather. BONUS: water guns being sold on the street

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#1 – Temple
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I don’t actually remember which temple this was. It’s characteristic of the regions architectural style.

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One Response to top10: Northern Thailand

  1. Yoshi says:

    nice shoots . ..

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