Category: Chiang Mai

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...

The Chansom Memorial Bridge

The Chansom Memorial Footbridge 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...

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

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...

Chiang Mai Railway Terminus Hotel

The Old Railway Hotel The Railway Terminus Hotel was the predecessor of the Railway Hotel. It looks like it was a charming, small hotel. Boonserm Satrabhaya took this picture in 1952 from a helicopter....

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...

Wat Rampoeng Tapotaram

Wat Rampoeng Tapotaram (วัดร่ำเปิง ตโปทาราม) is located at the foot of Doi Suthep, the mountain that overlooks Chiang Mai. It is a well-known meditation centre. It offers a 10-day long silent Vipassana meditation retreat....