CHIANG MAI -- PART 6


CRAVING FOR AMERICAN FOOD

AND THEN NIGHT SHOPPING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WAT PHRATHAT DOI SUTHEP RAJVORAVIHARA

According to legend, holy relics discovered during the reign of King Kuena

(1355-1385) were placed in a howdah on the back of a white elephant, which

carried them to Wat Phrathat, then if dropped dead due to fatigue from long journey.

The present complex dates from the 16th century and was expanded or restpred

several times later.  There are 306 steps, bordered by a NAGA balustrade, leads up

from the parking area to the temple, which has beautifully decorated buildings and a

Lanna-style chediscovered with engraved gold plates, flanked by four ornamental umbrellas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

with 400 students in Chiang Mai Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thai manual alphabet

 

 

One of the Thai teachers

 

 

The lady principal (center) is talking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dormitory and cafeteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playground

 

 

Administration/classroom building

 

 

One of the three deaf Thai teachers

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