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Wat Loi Kroh

In Temples by Chiang Mai On Three Wheels

Wat Loi Kroh (วัดลอยเคราะห์) is a temple located on Loi Kroh Road 65. Although the temple is on a tourist street, very few tourists visit Wat Loi Kroh. The temple has a very interesting history though. It was constructed in the year 1456 (2000 B.E,) during the reign of King Kue Na, the 6th king of the Mengrai Dynasty of the …

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Lerdphruek Heritage House – บ้านตระกูลเลิศพฦกษ์

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The Lerdphruek Heritage House (บ้านตระกูลเลิศพฦกษ์) The Lerdphruek Heritage House was a European style house located on Bamrungrad Road. It wss a beautiful property set on a spacious plot of land. For many year this house had been unoccupied. Unfortunately the house was demolished early 2018. Quite a few people have asked me about the history of this house. Not until the publication …

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San Pakoy market

In markets by Chiang Mai On Three Wheels

The San Pakoy area is an area situated opposite to Wat Gate area and with Charoen Mueang road in the middle. Before the arrival of the railway to Chiang Mai this area was only a small community. The first community to settle here was the Ban Thasatoy community at the back of the present San Pakoy market. This market features …

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Wat Phra Singh Woramahaviharn

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Wat Phra Singh is located in the western part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai, which is contained within the city walls and moat. It is situated at the end of the main street (Rachadamnoen road) of Chiang Mai. The road runs east from the temple, via Thapae Gate, and continues as Thapae road to the Ping River. …

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The Chansom Memorial Footbridge

In Bridges by Chiang Mai On Three Wheels

The Chansom Memorial Footbridge The Chansom Memorial Footbridge features in our Markets of Chiang Mai tour as well as the Chiang Mai History Lesson by Samlor Tour. It connects the Wat Ket Area to the Kad Luang area.  Khua Kula was a teak wooden bridge on the current location of the Chansom Memorial footbridge. Dr. Marion A. Cheek, an American missionary doctor, designed and built this …

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Wat Chedi Luang

In Temples by Chiang Mai On Three Wheels

History of Wat Chedi Luang Wat Chedi Luang (Thai: วัดเจดีย์หลวง, lit. temple of the big stupa) is a Buddhist temple in the centre of Chiang Mai. We visit the temple during our Chiang Mai Temple Tour. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin. The construction of …