Trip Report Chiang Mai 17 Dec 2014 to 18 Feb 2015

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Thailand Map & more
Thailand Map & more
This map shows where Chiang Mai is located. It is a popular destination! So there are many international flights in/out to nearby countries. In particular, Incheon South Korea.
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Chiang Mai Old Town is the square area on this map. Old Town Chiang Mai is about 740 years old ( as of 2015). Its moat is still there and some of the original wall remains. Nearly square, it's sides are 1.5 km long.
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Chiang Mai map 4
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This is where the fun is located … all shown on this graphic. Look for Chiang Mai Night Bazaar on the map. Old Town is on the left, Ping river on the right.
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A hotel promo, we stayed in Royal Lanna upon arrival on 17 December 2014, 4 nights while looking for an apartment.
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The markets are indicated in purple patches. Most are night markets.
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The blue dot in the lower right is the location of our apartment.
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Standing near the entrance to the Royal Lanna Hotel.
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Entrance to the Royal Lanna Hotel.
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Street scene near the hotel.
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On Tha Pae Road just north of the Night Bazaar.
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Entrance to Anusarn Night Market, in the daytime.
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Electronics Mall! Yep there is one in Chang Mai, on the street just south of the Night Bazaar.
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A night scene in Anusarn Night market.
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This band every week day night from about 7 PM for 25 minutes. Great unique sound.
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Riverside Condominium, our apartment building. about 1.5 km SE of Chiang Mai Old Town.
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Views from our balcony. That’s the Holiday Inn to the right. Looking north west. The net is pigeon countermeasures.
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Our apartment … just a bit more than an efficency style.
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View from the interior looking out the balcony door.
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About 1/2 block south of our apartment building, we found this “fresh market” with all manner of veggies and household goods. Because of its black roof, we referred to it as the black market.
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Every tuk-tuk has advertising. This is first one I paid attention to. It’s for a gun range.
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Views from our hotel room.
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Market scenes near our hotel.
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A daytime scene is one of many markets in Chiang Mai.
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The “food court” just outside the Tha Pae Gate to Old Town.
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Near Tha Pae Gate to Old Town.
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The Tha Pae Gate into Old Town, located on the East side of Old Town.
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Son concluding a deal for a juicy coconut.
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Food court seating just outside the Tha Pae Gate.
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The newest shopping mall in Chiang Mai, Central Festival.
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Behind our apartment building which is located on the Ping River, there is a small “pier”. This view south, and the next view to the north.
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An upscale residence and adjouning upscale restaurant, very nice grounds.
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The Colonel is everywhere.
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Korea House restaurant/Guest House/Tour Service … located near the Old Town Tha Pae Gate.
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Rimping Supermarket is a medium size market with many western goods and foods. The main part is a grocery store with many imported items.
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Chiang Mai has many zip line attractions. We did this one. It has 33 zip lines back and forth through the jungle and over the valleys … see the next few pictures.
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Zip line preparations. Full safety harness and gear.
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View from the start of the zip line course, looking down into the valley.
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The first zip line of 33 to get across the forrest/jungle to a pick up point way down below!
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