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Chiang Mai shoots 2005

Here you will find some photos I have done in Chiang Mai during my life there in several occasion.

It was quite a busy period of my life and actually I had really few times to follow up my photo works.

What a pity, it really seams to be that I need to travel in order to get inspiration and open my eyes.

Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, main moat. Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, working day, ancient Stupa between the new houses near Chiang Mai Gate. Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, main moat.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, street along the main moat.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, sunrise. Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, sunrise.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, sunrise.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, detail.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, detail.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, detail.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, reclined Buddha.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, one of the oldest temple in town.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, reclined Buddha.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, Lord Buddha statue in sitting position during his Enlightenment, his right hand pointing downward indicates the act of subduing Mara (the material world).Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, inside Wat Phra Singh.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, inside Wat Phra Singh.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Sunday market, musician.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Sunday market.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Sunday market, musician.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep, people praying.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep.
Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep, children.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep, children.Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep, children.

King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai (meaning “new city”) in A.D. 1296, and it succeeded Chiang Rai as capital of the Lanna kingdom.

To protect it against raids from Burma, the city was surrounded by a moat and a defensive wall. With the decline in power of the Lannathai kingdom, the city lost importance and often was occupied either by the Burmese or Thais from Ayutthaya.

As a result of the Burmese wars that ended with the fall of Ayutthaya in April 1767, Chiang Mai was depopulated and its remaining inhabitants abandoned the city from 1776 to 1791.

During that time, Lampang functioned as the capital of what remained of Lannathai.

Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1774 in an agreement with Kavila, when the Thai King Taksin helped recapture it from the Burmese.

Chiang Mai rose in cultural, trading and economic importance to its current status as the unofficial capital of northern Thailand, second only in national importance to Bangkok.

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– the photos have been realized starting from original prints using a scanner HP, wait to load completely the page before click on the pictures, be aware that it can take several seconds –
– Chiang Mai photos / Thailand – portfolio © www.artphotoasia.net –