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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Thailand’s Cultural Gem city of Chiang Mai: A Travel Photography Series

Inside the gorgeous Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of Thailand’s kings call this city as the ‘prime diamond on the crown of Thailand’. UNESCO has awarded it the title of ‘Creative City’. Founded in the 13th century, it is a gorgeous city located on the banks of the Ping river. I am talking about Chiang Mai, the city of temples and rich culture that is located in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand. Rich trade and many conquests have given this city as diverse and vibrant culture with many gorgeous temples, colourful markets and unique traditions. This article aims to show you the cultural gem city of Chiang Mai through a travel photography series. Hope you enjoy it and may be add it to your travel bucket-list.

Above travel photo: Inside the golden chamber of Wat Chedi Luang with a massive statue of Lord Buddha looking at you.

Celebrating New Year by leaving floating lanterns into the sky, chiang mai, thailand
 
Above travel photo: One of Chiang Mai’s biggest attractions has to be the floating lantern festival, which takes place on two days. One, during Loi Krathong festival day and the other on New Year’s Eve. These lanna style sky lanterns in the night sky are a sight to behold.

Young Buddhist monks at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: Due to its many Buddhist temples, one will usually come across a lot of Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai. These are two young Buddhist monk students I met at Wat Chedi Luang.

Offering prayers at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
Above travel photo: One of Chiang Mai’s most famous landmarks, visitors are offering their prayers at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, that is located about 14 kms from Chiang Mai city.

Sculpting in progress near Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
Above travel photo: Artisans of all types can be seen at Chiang Mai. This is a metal sculptor seen just outside of Wat Chedi Luang.

Buddhist Monk crossing a road in Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
Above travel photo: The sight of a monk decked in orange or green is a common sight in Chiang Mai. You can see him at a phone store, at an ATM or simply crossing the roads of Chiang Mai.

Bhubing palace garden and water fountains at a glance

Above travel photo:
A place of gorgeous natural beauty, Bhubing palace is a royal residence that is decked with many flowering gardens and water fountains.

Wat Phantao, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: Wat Phan Tao is an ancient temple located next to Wat Chedi Luang. It is known for its exquisite Lanna style ordination hall that is made entirely of teakwood.

Signboard at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: Such signboards are the norm at Wat Chedi Luang and they give inspiring messages to the visitors.

Entering the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep near Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: These dragons greet the visitors at the start of their arduous climb to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Chinese New Year Flags and the ceiling at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: Chinese New Year flags can be seen floating on the top of the Wat Chedi Luang temple.

Old stupa near Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: This is an ancient stupa seen near Wat Chedi Luang. Many such stupas can be seen throughout Chiang Mai, but this one was one of the few that isn’t in ruins.

Tree of golden leaves at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: A tree of golden leaves seen at Wat Chedi Luang. Either the visitors write something on it and hang it on the tree or it is hung by the temple priests where each leaf signifies a human quality.

Row of Buddha Statues at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: A row of Buddha statues can be seen at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the more beautiful temples of Chiang Mai.

Beautiful flower garden at Bhubing palace, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Above travel photo: The famous rose gardens in the Bhubing palace located near Chiang Mai.

The local head gear of a girl - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thailand

Above travel photo: The gorgeous head gear of a local girl who was sitting at the entrance of the 13th century Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple near Chiang Mai.



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