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Trip Pics: Authentic Chiang Mai

November 14, 2012
  • Hand-carved candle at a Chiang Mai market, Thailand
  • Wooden puppets at Chiang Mai's night market
  • Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Blessing tiles in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Wat Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Floating lotus garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Silver made by local artisans in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Planting rice in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Carved-stone elephant statues at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Bundled flowers at Waroros Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hand-carved coconut votives light up Chiang Mai's night market.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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These wooden puppets were displayed for sale at Chiang Mai's night market.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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Buddhist monks ascend the staircase of Wat Phra Singh, one of Chiang Mai's most famous temples.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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Visitors and residents of Chiang Mai may present these tiles as offerings to monks. A blessing or a wish is written on the tiles, and they are then used to restore and repair the temples.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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I asked the guide to write out the spelling of this temple, and in my note pad he wrote, “Jedi Lounge.” It's actually Wat Chedi Luang, but the pronunciation sounds similar to the Star Wars reference.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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After having dinner at a private residence at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, I stepped outside and found this gorgeous floating lotus garden.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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During my tour of Chiang Mai's handicrafts, I saw beautiful silver pieces being made.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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Local rice planters taught me that the process takes about 120 days from seed to harvest.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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Carved-stone elephant statues stand guard around Wat Chedi Luang.
Photography Rachelle Lucas
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These bundled flowers from Waroros Market may be given as offerings to the monks.
Photography Rachelle Lucas

Temples, crafts, rice fields, markets—photo-worthy subjects are everywhere in Chiang Mai. Flip through my photo album and tell me what you would love to experience in this beautiful Thai destination.


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3 Comments about Trip Pics: Authentic Chiang Mai

  1. Janette says:

    As part of a tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, in January, we are staying at the Four Seasons resort in Chiang Mai and will be doing the elephant ride. I am so excited.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Oh I love Chiang Mai! :D Guess where I AM right now… :D can’t wait for the Sunday night markt which is my favourite market in Chiang Mai

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