Saturday, February 20, 2010

What is so special about Doi Inthanon-ChiengMai?

Reason 2 :
In this tribe, white dress is for single lady, those who are marry, will wear another colour of dress. Well. It is a good way for guys to know whether that particular lady that he likes is still single & available or not.

Chance to see and get to know the local natives

Before i went to Chiang Mai, i had a misconception that it is just a cooling place with nice flower. After i came there, Chiang Mai really fascinated me. It not only has a well-conserved national park, great shopping heaven, delicious and reasonable price food and it has a very colourful culture with many tribes, such as Lisu, Lahu, Hmong and others. Each tribe also with with own culture and attire . By looking at their attire and product (purse, handicraft), one can tell that they are from which tribe.

I had a total different experience when i was there, compared to bangkok. umm... for me, Bangkok is coloured with Thai, and Chiang Mai is beatifully coloured with a variety of tribes. Each of the city is with their own sense of attraction.

This is a peaceful village inside the national park. By standing in the village, i really feel very relax. Everything seem like go slowly, no traffic jam....

Their houses are very simple. According to the tour guide, some of the houses dont have lights in the living room/bedroom, cos it is meant for resting.

Two married women ( can tell by looking at their attire) are busy making cloth by hands. All the product in that room are handmade, take weeks to months to be completed. Good quality. The good thing about this village is they are not pushy and didnt begged for selling their product.

Shawl, table cloth... and other handicraft that made by them. 100% handmade.

Coffee station- selling their special local coffee.

Can you guess what did i see under their house???
A pig!!! yes. Black PIG.
That pig was tied up there. quite smelly. Meant for food?? companion???

Back to the question of my tour guide.
Which city has the longest name in Thailand?
The winner is: BANGKOK

Its full name in Thai is:

Krungthepmathanakhon Amornrattanekosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat
Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman Awathansathit

which translates to English as:

The City of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city ( of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated God, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

Haha.... i was speechlessly impressed by their creativity. Thailand, you are the BEST!!


kenwooi said...

the last time i went to thailand was in 1996.. that's like so long ago.. =P

Su Ting said...

Your chiengmai post is so helpful! I'm going there in March! :D

seen said...

seriously, Thailand is a great and wonderful travel destination that we can go many many times