Wat Suan Dok and CMU Art Museum

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok

Today I visited yet another temple.  What can I say, they are relaxing and beautiful.  This temple is across the street from the main Chiang Mai University campus, so I thought it would be a nice stop after my trip to the art museum.  But, the weather was perfect, the lighting excellent, and the clouds magnificent, so I turned around and made this my first stop.

I later came for learn that Wat Suan Dok means Temple of the Flowers which only made everything better as later in the afternoon I visited an orchid market. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Queen Sirikit

King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit an their Wedding Day

King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit an their Wedding Day

Universally beloved in Thailand, Queen Sirikit’s 81st birthday was celebrated throughout Thailand yesterday.  Every city in Thailand held festivals and events to honor the queen.  Her birthday (and Mother’s Day, not coincidentally) is a national holiday in Thailand.  Plaza’s throughout the country were filled will singing, dancing, stages shows, food, and fireworks.

Celebrations in Chiang Mai for Queen Sirikit's Birthday

Celebrations in Chiang Mai for Queen Sirikit’s Birthday

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