Author: Frans Betgem

First Nawarat Bridge

The First Nawarat Bridge

The first Nawarat Bridge This blog is about the first Nawarat Bridge. The current Nawarat Bridge is the third bridge that was constructed at this location. The bridge connects the east and the west...

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...

The Chansom Memorial Bridge

After the collapse of the Khua Kula in 1932 there had been no permanent bridge connecting the Wat Ket area with the Kad Luang area. There are pictures of a bamboo bridge on this...

Rachadapisek Bridge with teak

The Ratchadapisek Bridge Lampang

The iconic Ratchadapisek Bridge in Lampang crosses the Wang River. It is also known as Ratchada or White Bridge. At this location, a wooden bridge was constructed in 1894 to honour the 25th anniversary...

Picture by Morinosuke Tanaka. Teak logs piled up.

Khua Kula, the first Ping River bridge

Khua Kula, the first Ping River bridge   Khua Kula (ขัวกุลา) was a teak wooden bridge on the current location of the Chansom Memorial footbridge. Dr. Marion A. Cheek, an American missionary doctor, designed and built this...

Sri Nakorn Ping Cineman

Sri Nakorn Ping Cinema

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 and...

Poy Luang Hotel

Poy Luang Hotel

Many Chiang Mai residents are familiar with the Poy Luang Hotel. This hotel has been closed for probably about 20 years. It is a 16-storey structure located on the super highway with the characteristic...