Trip Report Chiang Mai 17 Dec 2014 to 18 Feb 2015

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The horse drawn carriage is a great way to tour the ancient ruins.
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Right next door to our hotel and 1/2 block off the main night bazaar market street. Excellent German quizine … and beer.
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A few new Tuk-Tuks are showing up.
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A pickup truck working in the Saturday night market area.
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Chaing Mai has a railroad station, a nice one. Bangkok is 12 hours south. This is the north end of the line.
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The Ping River! It’s not dirty, just muddy.
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One of the newer gates into Old Town, near the south west corner. A very nice park is located inside.
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Some of the old remains of the Old Town wall, south west corner.
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Entertainment in the Anusarn Night Market.
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The outer edges of Chiang Mai are getting quite modern.
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That’s a very old temple in Wiang Kum Kam area near the excavations. Taken from across the river, just north of a major flood control dam.
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Another Korean restaurant.
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Flood control dam south of Chiang Mai.
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Flood control levie south of Chiang Mai on the Ping River, I calculated the gate (one of six in this dam) to be 6 meters from the top edge to the water below. The water above was just at spill point, being controlled by one of the gates to the right of this picture.
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Below the dam, looking north.
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A geyser on the way from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. On a tour to the Golden Triangle.
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The very famous White Temple near Chiang Rai.
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Coffee shop at the White Temple.
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Screen shot from my iPod, with a GPS module plugged in.
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Arriving at the Golden Triangle. Our guide is doing a passport check for boat ride across the Mekong River to Laos.
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The Mekong River separating Loas from Thailand.
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