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Video: Wild Sunflower fields at Doi Mae U-Kho

The wild sunflowers of Doi Mae U-Kho in Northern Thailand (Mae Hong Son province) bloom during November and early December, painting the entire mountain of Doi Mae U-kho in gold. The flowers are also known as Bua tong in Thai or Golden lotus and are actually Mexican sunflowers. The area that the sunflowers cover is […]


Podcast: Loi Krathong Festival in Sukhothai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Loi Krathong festival (also commonly spelt ‘Loy Kratong’) is celebrated in Thailand on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar – which means it usually falls in November in the Western calendar. […]


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November is observed as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Many activities are organized in Chiang Mai to mark this day to raise awareness and sensitivity on issues around violence against women. This day also marks the beginning of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence globally (25 November […]


Podcast: Road trip to the wild sunflower fields

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This weekend, we completed a 700KM round trip from Chiang Mai via Ob Luang National Park, to Mae Sariang and onto Khun Yuam and the Doi Mae U-Kho sunflower fields in Northern Thailand. We made this podcast along […]


The Bhubing Palace (royal winter residence) in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, about 4 km behind Doi Suthep (22 km from the center of Chiang Mai city) in Chiang Mai Province. It is the royal winter palace in Chiang Mai where the Thai king stays with his family during seasonal visits to the northern part of the country. […]


Video: Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

This video shows the amazing Doi Inthanon National Park and the spectacular views from the summit. Enjoy. Thomas wrote a brilliant article about Doi Inthanon National Park & Mountain after we visited the place with my family and you can read it here.


Chiang Mai – the most vegetarian friendly city in Thailand

The best vegetarian guide for Chiang Mai is made by Ath (Phongsathon Kitchawet), who is a webdesigner, artist, photographer, writer and idealist. When Ath moved to Chiang Mai in 2000, he found the Vegetarian Restaurant Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand map by David Freyer (15 March 2000). This map showed 39 vegetarian restaurants and 8 […]



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