TRAVEL AND HISTORY Blog

Front of the Chiang Mai Railway Station just after the opening

The Second Chiang Mai Railway Station

The Second Chiang Mai Railway Station The first Chiang Mai Railway Station was opened at this location on January 1, 1922. You can find information about this station here.  During World War Two the station...

Central Mosque of the City Pattani in South Thailand

Exploring the Deep South of Thailand

Introduction Having lived in Chiang Mai already for more than 20 years, I do not often travel to South Thailand. If I do, I usually don’t go further south than Nakhon Si Thammarat. I...

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...