The City Chiang Mai

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The architecture is impressive
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There are over 300 Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai. Take notice of how clean the streets are in all these photos.
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Mountains in the background of this alley


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Gate to the Old City. The Old City is a square shape with old gates remaining on all four sides. There is also a water-filled moat surrounding the Old City.
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Close-up of gate

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From outside the moat that surrounds the Old City. Thai shops bookmark a 7-Eleven.
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7 floors in Maya Mall. It's one of four large malls in Chiang Mai.
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The movie theaters sit above the food court level
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Higher priced VIP theater with leather recliners and waitress service (free refills throughout the movie). 


VIDEO - Central Festival Mall has an ice rink below the food court and arcade. Adult Westerners even play in local hockey leagues here.
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Thais like to get together in groups to eat and drink late into the night. So any space becomes parking after dark. Here is a daytime shot at the Honda dealer with their new bikes on display.
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Same Honda dealer at night. People just park their bikes where the new vehicles would be during the day.
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Beside Maya Mall is an empty parking lot during the day. Each night the vendors show up and the customers arrive in droves on motorcycles.
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We're talking a LOT of motorcycles
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If you have a helmet you just leave it on your bike. Theft is not a problem in Chiang Mai.
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Even the mail is delivered by motorcycle in Chiang Mai
VIDEO - You don't carry your helmet around with you in Thailand. You leave it on your motorcycle and walk away. Day or night, theft is not an issue here.