Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Northern Thailand'

PhotoHunt: jiggly

The theme for this week's photohunt is jiggly. If I hadn't used the elephant photos for bulky last week, I'd have used them for jiggly today; everything in the elephant jiggles:) But here I am this week, left with...

PhotoHunt: bulky

It is my first 2010 photohunt , and the theme is bulky. Yay! I decided to go to Thailand for this week's photohunt theme. More specifically, the sweet, gentle, bulky and giant elephants at Thai Elephant Conservation Center in...

Thai Elephant Conservation Center:More Photos

Okay, I just can't resist sharing more of the photos we and our mahouts have taken during the three days we spent at the conservation center. Me and Tantawan Getting off Tantawan One of the many lakes in the preserve...

Thai Elephant Conservation Center:Playing with baby elephant

One of my favorite memories of the time we spent at Thai Elephant Conservation Center is playing with a baby elephant;a seven month old,cute, hairy elephant. At the conservation center, baby elephants stay with their moms for the first three...

Thai Elephant Conservation Center: Fun,food and relaxation

I wrote about getting to the Elephant camp few days back, and now I will write about what we did there for three days. I can very much sum it up in three words, we played, we ate, we napped,...

Thai Elephant Conservation Center:Getting there and first impressions

Yay, I am at the point of our Thailand trip blogging where I can post about our wonderful three day experience at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. It was definitely a most memorable experience, and we will always cherish our...

Temple on rolling hills:Wat Thaton

Thaton is a village in Northern Thailand near the Burma border. On top of some of the village's rolling hills, stands the magnificent Wat Thaton. It is a very unique looking temple, both on the inside and outside. The beautiful...

Dragon-headed Buddha on a Hill

Another site we stopped at during our tour of Northern Thailand was the beautiful,golden, dragon-headed Buddha that adorned the top of one of the hills. Our guide shared with us the story of the dragon that kept unsuccessfully trying...

Southeast Asia Golden Triangle

As part of our Northern Thailand tour, we stopped at the infamous Golden Triangle;where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet at the Mekong River. The area claims it fame from the poppy fields that once covered its plains...

Wat Rong Khun: The White Temple in Chiang Rai

"Let each man exercise the art he knows."-Aristophanes. Chalermchai Kositpipat, an artist who grew up in Chiang Rai, Thailand, had a vision;sacrificing his own time and money and using his talent to create the greatest work of his life as...

Kayan Long Neck Village in Northern Thailand

I remain skeptical about my feelings towards visiting hill tribe villages in Thailand. In a way, I feel like by visiting them I am exploiting them and invading their privacy, on the other hand, the villages we visited seem to...

Our trek in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Every time I talk about our trip, I am always inclined to say "this was the highlight in our trip", then I change my mind to say "that was the highlight of our trip", I guess I should feel blessed...

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...

Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai

I posted yesterday about the Intakin Festival we had the chance to attend during our trip to Chiang Mai in May. Wat Chedi Luang is the temple where the festival took place, and it is where the city pillar is...

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...

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...