January 20, 2013

Travel Photo: Chang Phuak Gate

Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took while exploring a city in northern Thailand.

Where in the world is this?


This is the Chang Phuak Gate that can be found on the northern wall of the Old City in Chiang Mai. The Old City was built more than 700 years ago and it was a city completely walled on its four sides. Because of the position of this gate at the north, new kings ceremoniously pass through the gate before their coronation. Originally, the name of this gate was Hua Wiang because their traditional belief states that the head (hua) of city (wiang) was located in this direction. They consider the north of the city as the head of Chiang Mai.

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newton

Have you passed through this gate before? Share your experiences here!

3 comments:

  1. Have you passed through this gate before? Share your experiences here! >>> Countless, since I live in CM for 40 years. :D

    FYI The market near the gate (across the street on the same side that you took the picture) is one of the best street food market in CM. If you love street food, I would recommend you to try.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllUBe2_aZw

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