Chiang Mai PostCards

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My parent were in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand this last week. I on the other hand have been quiet miserable here in Mumbai, not to mention a tad under the weather with a paralysing case of the dreaded sniffles. Chiang Mai, I’ve learnt from my vicariously readings of Lonely Planet South East Asia is in the cruz of what is known as the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle also designates the confluence of the Ruak and the Mekong river, since the term has been appropriated to describe the nearby junction of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Originally the Golden Triangle was designated so to signify it’s role in the production, traffic and consumption or opium. Not to mention it was a part of the Silk Route.

I thought it would be nice to share some the picture they took while they were there. My Parents are of the opinion that Chiang Mai is better place to visit than the more crowded beach destinations of Southern Thailand namely, Phuket, Koi Samui & Pattaya - which I visited in 2003.


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[Chiang Mai is a historical city. A lot of guilded Buddhist temples, the architecture very similar to that in Burma.]

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[Some colourful exotic fruit.]

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Ohh sweet tamarind, I love imli it's brilliant all so khatta meetha. My parents did get home allot khatta meeta[sweet & sour] stuff. There was dried berries, ginger, some black stuff that tastes like aam-papad.

Chatta-Meetha [Means Sweet and Sour]
[A little digression to a street vendor the selling the same stuff in Mumbai]

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[How can I end without a shot of some lip-smaking Thai Cuisine]




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4 comments:

Charu said...

just saw the pic on flickr and thought - when did he get to thailand now? :) so is chiang mai next on your list?

niki yokota said...

ur mom is also great photographer!!
Chiang Mai is also famous for pretty girls. Golden Triangle sounds very cool! i wish i could have visited there..
thank u for sharing these photos!
oh i love indian imli candy ^^

psb2006 said...

Hey Akshay, Cool pictures! Looks like photography runs in the family :) I have started a new blog just for my photographs, do check it out.

Akshay said...

Charu - Definitely Chang Mai is one my list along with Vientiane, Laos and Siem Reap, Cambodia and a boat ride on the Mekong. I could love to add Arunachal Pradesh, Burma to the list. Or even better make over land. Charu, you stop putting ideas into my head.

Niki - Imli candy seems to going places. Is Chang Mai known for its pretty girls oh just one more reason to go.

psb2006 - Sure thing, I'll check it out as soon as possible