TRAVEL AND HISTORY Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Missionary Houses in Phrae

The derelict missionary house This missionary house is one of two remaining houses in Phrae. The house is one the grounds of the Phrae Christian Hospital, 7 Yantrakit Kosol Road. The other house is...

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....