Doi Kham Fair gets new venue and new image
The 15th Doi Kham Fair will be held this year on December
21-29, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum instead
of at the Empress Hotel as had been done previously. The new venue is larger
than before, which organizers feel will be advantageous.
In addition, the fair will be changed in its form and
activities. In this year’s fair, the organizers plan to present the Royal
Project and Highland Sustainable Agriculture, and will emphasize vegetables
produced in this Royal Project to conserve the ecology by using hydroponics
and integrated pest management, which produces organic vegetables.
There will also be the popular Doi Kham products stalls
and activities including a painting contest, singing contest, carving
contest, a demonstration of dining table arrangement and cooking with Doi
Chiang Mai Choral Society brings Christmas spirit to AUA
If we would have been in Europe, the American
University’s Alumni area would have been completely covered in snow, but
as we are living within more tropical coordinates, it was only water
everywhere. The heavy downpour, however, could not spoil the Christmas mood
of both the Chiang Mai Choral Society and the audience, and one could
witness a professional performance last Monday evening at the AUA’s
Chiang Mai Choral Society performed brilliantly last Monday evening at the
Loving to sing together, and to enjoy each other’s
fellowship, the chorus, comprising of 21 Asian and non-Asian members, gave a
1 hour Christmas-program, and started off with a joyful rendition of
“Sounds of his love, Christmas is here”.
During the evening, the members expressed their gratitude
for their pianist, David Wilson, and everyone admired David’s
musicianship, especially when he played “Good Lord Shepard”.
Conductor Rainy Riding mastered the event with grace and strength,
equally portioned, and it is all but obvious that the Chiang Mai Community
will hear a lot more from the local Choral Society, especially now in this
Local thespians honor the King
Lt. Suchai and Jirawilai Kengkarnkha, the executives of Kad Suan Kaew
Shopping Complex, sit in for a photograph with the actors and actress of Kad
Suan Kaew Institute on the occasion of their performances to honor the
King’s 75th birthday in front of Kad Suan Kaew.
In the steps of the great kings
13 km of historic trekking
Chiang Mai’s Wiang Haeng district officers have
retraced 13 kilometers of ancient walking tracks used by Thai troops under
the command of King Naresuan the Great when fighting against the Burmese,
along a route covered from Muang Kid - Muang Dong - Muang Haeng. This route
has become a new jungle tour, launched in December.
The historic route takes in Pha Tubman, a mountain cliff
where Thai and Burmese troops fought against each other, passing Pasang
field and where the Kai River meets the Mae Taeng River. Overnight
accommodation is at Kaolam Forestry Park after a daylong journey in
Day two takes travelers past the Mae Kok swamp, Pha
Nomnang Mountain, the amazing Wingchu cliff at the Doi Mae Orn Mountain, and
the junction of the Mae Mern and Mae Taeng rivers.
Day three has exploration of Kamten, where there is a
small track passing a mountain cliff, and is where Kru Boonrung Viriyatanond
found some ancient weapons in a cave nearby. During this day, 4-5 hours are
done on foot.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand told Chiangmai Mail
that this route will be promoted as one of tracing King Naresuan the
Great’s footprints and would become another adventure and tourist
For more information about this jungle tour, please
contact the Wiang Haeng district officer, Plamas, tel. 053 471 061.