The 23rd Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival 2006
As the capital of Lanna kingdom, Chiang Mai is nowadays
famed for its ancient temples, distinctive arts and crafts, scenery and
unique Northern cuisine. Known as the main crafts center of Thailand, local
artisans produce a wide variety of handicrafts such as wooden carving,
silverware, lacquer ware, fabrics, ceramics and silk; reflecting centuries
of Lanna expertise.
Piers Simon appeal marathon raises over 200,000 baht for Tsunami relief
26.2 Miles, 42 kilometers, 112 laps around a 375 meter
track. That was the goal for runners and walkers at the Piers Simon Appeal
marathon at the Prem Center on February 4, 2006. The marathon was a
fundraising event, which turned out to be a huge success, as over 200,000
baht was raised.