Author: Frans Betgem

Charoensawas Bridge 36

Charoensawas Bridge 36 The Charoensawas Bridge 36 is a bridge across the Padung Krung Kasem canal that runs parallel to the railway close to Hualampong Railwaystation. The bridge gives access to the Matrichit intersection...

Wat Chedi Luang, the big stupa

Wat Chedi Luang, The temple with the big chedi The history of Wat Chedi Luang Wat Chedi Luang (lit. temple of the big stupa) is a Buddhist temple in the old city of Chiang...

The New Chansom Memorial Bridge Chiang Mai Then and Now

The Chansom Memorial Foot Bridge

A bridge connecting the Wat Ket neighborhood with Kad Luang After the collapse of the Khua Kula, the first bridge in Chiang Mai across the Ping River, in 1932 there had been no permanent...

First Nawarat Bridge

The First Nawarat Bridge

The first Nawarat Bridge Construction of the bridge The current Nawarat Bridge is the third bridge that was constructed at this location. The bridge connects the east and the west banks of the Ping...

The Yong Chiang Building

The Yong Chiang Building The Yong Chiang building is located at the Upakut intersection, named after Wat Upakut. The house is on the corner of Thapae and Wichayanon roads, address 2-4 Wichayanon road. A Chinese...

Rachadapisek Bridge with teak

The Ratchadapisek Bridge in Lampang

The most beautiful bridge of North Thailand History of the Rachadapisek Bridge The iconic Ratchadapisek Bridge in Lampang crosses the Wang River. It is also known as Ratchada or White Bridge. At this location,...

Picture by Morinosuke Tanaka. Teak logs piled up.

Khua Kula, the first Ping River bridge

Khua Kula, the second bridge over the Ping River The construction of the bridge 1888-1890 Khua Kula (ขัวกุลา) was a teak wooden bridge over the Ping River on the current location of the Chansom...

Sri Nakorn Ping Cineman

Sri Nakorn Ping Cinema

The Sri Nakorn Ping Cinema The Sri Nakorn Ping Cinema was located close to the corner of Rachawong and Chiang Moi roads. The cinema was opened just after the end of World War Two...

Tommie’s Tourist Agency Chiang Mai

Tommie’s Tourist Agency was in the late 60’s and early 70’s a leading tour organiser in Chiengmai as Chiang Mai was spelt in those days. The company’s main office was in Bangkok. The “Chiengmai”...

The First Chiang Mai Railway Station

The First Chiang Mai Railway Station The first Chiang Mai Railway station opened on January 22, 1922. It was destroyed during World War Two during an air raid by planes of the USAAF (United...