TRAVEL AND HISTORY Blog

Charoensawas Bridge 36

Charoensawas Bridge 36 The Charoensawas Bridge 36 is a bridge across the Padung Krung Kasem canal that runs parallel to the railway close to Hualampong Railwaystation. The bridge gives access to the Matrichit intersection...

Wat Chedi Luang, the big stupa

Wat Chedi Luang (lit. temple of the big stupa) is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat...

The New Chansom Memorial Bridge Chiang Mai Then and Now

The new Chansom Memorial Bridge

The Chansom Memorial Bridge, one of the landmarks of Chiang Mai, has been reconstructed. The reopening took place on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The first bridge on this location was the Khua Kula bridge...

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 in Lampang

The most beautiful bridge of North Thailand History of the Rachadapisek Bridge The iconic Ratchadapisek Bridge in Lampang crosses the Wang River. It is also known as Ratchada or White Bridge. At this location,...

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...