Expat afternoon adventures and a history lesson
The History Buffs begin their
trek along the South Wall
Under a hot blazing sunny afternoon twelve
brave souls recently set out for a very unique Chiang Mai adventure, a trek
along the ancient south wall also known as the Kamphaeng Din which probably
built by King Muang Kaeo 1495-1526.
The group researched and plotted their course along the entire wall, from
the southwest corner of the inner city wall and moat, all the way to its
current end near the Night Bazaar. Originally the wall went all the way from
the SW Ku Ruang corner and connected to the inner wall and moat at the NE Si
Much of the wall has now been destroyed, fallen in, or built upon. Some
areas have been preserved to some extent. Some short sections have even
been restored. Most of us have seen the remnants of the wall but had no
idea what it meant to the old city of Chiang Mai.
The inner city wall and moat (that we all know) was built around 1100 when
Chiang Mai was at war with Burma most of the time. The south wall, which we
toured Friday, was built about 300 years later when an even greater threat
came from the south and also to protect the expanding city and house the
army and their multitude of elephants and horses.
One thing is for sure, this trek is not on the tourist maps. It was great
to see a different part of the city most of us didn’t even know existed.
We passed through many different ethnic neighborhoods along the way, each
one unique and colorful in its own way. At one point Julie insisted that we
stop and take in a cock fight (totally illegal) that was under way in a yard
on one of the hidden little back alleys. When the feathers started to fly,
we convinced her it was time to move on toward cocktail time.
With all the hazards, trees that attack you, giant ants that eat you, fear
of snakes, vicious dogs, tripping and falling hazards galore and even the
occasional traffic jam to navigate - there was never a dull moment. Of
course the danger was balanced out by the warm smiles and cheerful greetings
all along the way - “sawadee jaou!”
Last one buys the beer!
Piano Recital by Juyeon Kang
The “Juyeon Kang Piano Recital “ will be held on
Monday, March 12, 2007 at 7.30 pm at A.U.A Auditorium on Rajadamnern
Tickets are priced at 300 baht and 200 baht for students. For More
Information and advance booking, please call Khun Mongkol at Tel:
081-682-8000 or 086-506-8000 and at A.U.A Auditorium on Rajadamnern Road
. Tel: 053-214-120 or 053-211-377
Musical Pot Pourri
to raise funds for charity
An Evening of Musical Pot Pourri will be held on
Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 7.30 pm at A.U.A Auditorium on Rajadamnern Road.
Mongkol & Duangdao Chayasirisobhon, the husband and wife team will present a
musical programme consisting of a selection of the internationally known
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the charity projects of the Y’s Men
Club of Chiangmai. Tickets are priced at 300 and 200 Baht for students
available by advance booking or ticket purchasing at The YMCA of Chiangmai
on 11 Sermsuk Road, Mangrairasami Tel: (053) 221-819-20 or call
081-951-0340. Email: [email protected] ymcachiangmai.org
Farewell to winter at D2
From left on the back – Steve
Taylor, Aaron Johnston From left on the front – Francesco Marchitelli, Cindy
Novkov, Donjai Srivichainanda
2nd from left - Somock
Inthavong, Guru of D2hotel as always ensuring a great time for his guests
and friends. 3rd from left – Tom Vejsada (Director and CEO of Kentoya
Freeride) and friends celebrating the end of winter in Chiang Mai.
The D2 Hotel in Chiang Mai recently celebrated a creative
way to say farewell to our beloved cool days and nights. Over 100 guests
gathered in their outdoor Beer Garden to party the night away with famed DJ
Seed Norasate Mudkong who kept the crowd entertained with his eclectic mix
St. Patrick’s Day in Chiang Mai
Restaurant, Pub and Bar owners: Please advise us of your
events on St. Patrick’s Day by Wednesday, March 7 so we may include them in
our next issue.
Include your business name, address, and phone number, times and a brief
description about your event.
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