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Movie-goer seeks more info

Location of new provincial district

 

Movie-goer seeks more info

Dear Editor
Your use of the new movie locator leaves me feeling short on choices.
No matter how many times I have tried to get movie times and locations for Chiang Mai, I can only get what is going on at Kad Suan Kaew. What about the more abundant airport mall theaters?
Howdy.

 

Location of new provincial district

Dear Editor,
Congratulations on the steadily rising quality of ‘Chiang Mai Mail’, which I am now able to read in the library of the Economics Faculty, CMU. Just two queries from your issue of September 8th.
Your front page story about the creation of a new district in Chiang Mai, currently named Wat Chan, must have left every reader wondering where on earth it is located. I simply asked the excellent cartographer David Unkovich of Golden Triangle Maps fame. The prompt answer was “halfway between Samoeng and Pai.”
Mark Whitman’s column refers to the “lamented” Hillside 4 Rooftop Charity Party. This infers that it is no more. Has no-one come forwards to organise it yet? I think we should be told.
Whatever, keep up the good work,
David Hardcastle.
Editor replies: Tambon Wat Chan, formerly known as a Tambon (sub district) in  Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai.  This year, it was royally announced on July 7, 2009 as the 25th new district, namely Galyani Vadhana  district of Chiang Mai. It is about 135 kilometres, northwest of Chiang Mai city.  It takes about a two hour drive to get to the new district which is on the highway from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, driving about 13 kilometers before arriving at Pai district town. Turn left for another 40 kilometres, you are then in the new Galayani Vaddhana district.