Tag Archives: Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

A few words about Chiang Mai. Thailand's 2nd largest city, capital of the northern part of the country, it is a very pleasant city to spend a few days. The old city is surrounded by ancient walls, and in those 2 square kilometers (more or less) you have tens of temples to visit. To be completely honest after half a dozen I started to get a bit bored, and to entertain myself I started to take close up pictures of small statues and other artifacts, finding it easier than to photograph real moving people =). Results varied, but I could sometimes get interesting, slightly surreal effects.

Tiger

Tigers!

In Chiang Mai there is this park called "Tiger Kingdom" where you can actually go fool around with big ass (or baby) tigers. Scary at first, but the beasts are controlled by some local tiger wizards and they're actually pretty sleepy. The employees there say it is just because they were born in captivity, but we actually wondered if they also had a Prozac based diet.

Wat Phra Singh in Chang Mai

Wat Phra Singh in Chang Mai

I love how they put real glasses on the statue... Maybe they were actually even the real dude ones...

Thai traditionnal puppet

Traditional Thai Puppetry

Puppets photographed outside a temple in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.

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