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Thailand

View of Thaton and Kok river

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Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.

 


Riding from Pai to Pang Mapha

The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves.  There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.

We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate.  The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.

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Doors leading to unlimited knowledge and atrial nirvana

Doors in a wat of Wiang Kum Kam lost city

Doors in a wat of Wiang Kum Kam lost city

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Wiang Kum Kam – a lost city in Chiang Mai

Wiang Kum Kam

Wiang Kum Kam

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Ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam was lost from historical records in 16th century.  The almost 900 years old city was rediscovered in 1984 near Ping river, 6 km from the Chiang Mai’s moat surrounding the tourist center.
You can visit the area dotted with  a few ruined temples in tuk tuk or hire a pony carriage at the front of main gate.


To become a prima ballerina in Thailand

Chiang Mai Ballet School

Tedious exercises at a ballet school in Chiang Mai.


Jumeaux

Twins

Les jumeaux d’un village des tribus montagnardes en Thaïlande du Nord.


Master of sacred tattoo at work

Magic tattoo in progress

Magic tattoo in progress

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A prayer before tattooing a magic tattoo by monk

Yantra tatooing prayer

Yantra tatooing prayer

A Buddhist monk, Sak Yant master prays before tattooing a magic symbol on back of his devotee.


My retreat in Chiang Dao

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Chiang Dao is one of my favorite places in Thailand. I wish to spend more time there.


Leaving Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

Classes are over today.