Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Chiang Mai'

PhotoHunt: foreign

The theme for this week's photohunt is foreign. We love traveling, both in our country and to foreign countries. As much as it is exciting to stumble upon home treasures, it is eye-opening, educational and enchanting to view foreign...

PhotoHunt:pink

The theme for this week's photohunt is pink. I love the color pink, and I have many items of pink clothing. In an attempt to resist posting a photo of myself, I chose three photos from three different parts...

PhotoHunt: flags

The theme for this week's photohunt is flags. Browsing my photos, I realized that I have many photos of flags from many places we have visited and lived. Flags fly high above government buildings, historic monuments, and many other...

Temple on a mountain: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep is the mountain that overlooks the city of Chiang Mai from the northwest. From the city, its presence adds beauty and dimension to the horizon, and from the mountain, it provides an amazing views of the city. But...

Chiang Mai's Intakin Festival

The festival of the city pillar,Intakin Festival, is held annually for seven days and seven nights to invoke blessings for peace,happiness and prosperity for the city and its residents. The festival takes place in one of Chiang Mai's original temples;...

Cooking up a storm in Chiang Mai: Part 2

After eating soups, salads and appetizers, it was time to learn how to make curry paste. It is interesting that in Thailand, the basis for the delicious curry sauces we got to eat are wet pastes made from fresh herbs...

Cooking up a storm in Chiang Mai:Part 1

Both me and Bill enjoy cooking, and we both love Thai food, so it was natural to sign up for a cooking class while in Thailand. And with the convenience and the availability of the many schools, it was easy...

Market tour in Chiang Mai

A popular tourist activity in Chiang Mai is taking a Thai cooking school. There are many cooking schools in Chiang Mai,in all different sizes and shapes. And for the love of food and cooking, we signed up for a cooking...

Chiang Mai's largest temple: Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh, The Temple of Lion Buddha, is the largest temple in Chiang Mai, and seems to hold a special spot in the hearts of Chiang Mai residents, for everyone wanted to make sure we don't leave Chiang Mai...

Chiang Mai's oldest temple:Wat Chiang Man

Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in the city of Chiang Mai. It is believed to have been built by the founder of the city, King Mengrai, on the spot he stayed while building Chiang Mai, more than 700...

What's in a wat?

Buddhism is the religion of the Kingdom of Thailand, and many of Thailand's visitor attractions involve visiting some of the unique Buddha temples. For good reasons too, some of these temples are fabulous pieces of art;beautiful designs, vivid colors, and...

Chaing Mai: The city of 350 temples

Chiang Mai, means "new city" , was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The city was surrounded by a moat, and a wall for protection. Despite that, the Lanna Kingdom was conquered by...

Fruits in Thailand

One of the highlight in our Thai adventure was the variety of the exotic fruits our taste buds had the pleasure to encounter. In addition to the most known tropical fruits, like pineapple, banana(although bananas are much smaller and less...

Reflections on amazing Thailand

Here I am, downloading photos, reading notes, and recording dates and places, as I recover from my jet lag, trying to savor every little detail of our amazing two week trip in fascinating Thailand. The trip home was almost uneventful....