Train From Chiang Mai to Bangkok - Rail Timetables and Fares

The train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is safe, convenient and comfortable especially if traveling on an overnight Sleeper, and only a little more expensive than the Bus. Our Rail Timetables and Fares listed below were current at 01/04/2011. Unfortunately, the State Railway of Thailand who operate Thailand’s rail system, currently have no online booking [Read More…]

Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai - Rail Timetables and Fares

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes approximately 12 hours but is a safe and convenient way to travel to Chiang Mai. Whilst the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is more expensive than travelling by bus, the safety, comfort and convenience of the train more than compensates. Whilst budget flights to Chiang Mai [Read More…]

Venus Jupiter and The Moon Smiling on Chiang Mai

Shots from our archives show Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in alignment as if smiling on Chiang Mai. Our photographs were taken on 1st December 2008 and show Venus, Jupiter and the Moon above the Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai. It was a perfect evening and the sight of these three Celestial bodies smiling [Read More…]

Chiang Mai Gay Bars - Garden Bar

Located right in the heart of Chiang Mai’s main gay entertainment district, the Garden Bar is one of the oldest gay bars in Chiang Mai. Situated directly opposite Adam’s Apple Club and Metro Bar, the Garden Bar is within easy walking distance of several other gay bars and restaurants. Alongside and under the same ownership, [Read More…]

Shan - Rites of Passage - Sang Long

Wat Ku Tao in Chiang Mai was the setting for the 2011 Sang Long Festival, a Rites of Passage ceremony held annually by the Shan people from Myanmar. The Shan people of Chiang Mai, who are known in Thailand as Tai Yai, gather together for this three day festival of music, dancing and competitions which [Read More…]

Sak Yant Chiang Mai - Ruesi Mor Yah

The Sak Yant Ruesi Mor Yah is a healing Yant. In ancient times, a Mor Yah was a person skilled in traditional medicines, roots, minerals and herbs with healing properties. The Ruesi were sages who spent much time in meditation, frequently as hermits. The Ruesi possessed psychic and supernatural powers which they used to cast [Read More…]

Sak Yant Chiang Mai - Gao Yord - Nine Peaks

The Sak Yant design known as Gao Yord or Nine Peaks is one of the most popular of all the Sak Yant Designs and with very good reason. The Gao Yord is the “Yant Kru” or Master Yant and is a most sacred Buddhist tattoo with very wide ranging powers of protection and is quite [Read More…]

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