One in a series of pictures taken in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is a haven of peace after the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. With over three hundred Buddhist temples there is much to see and all in relative tranquility. It also offers access to the Golden Triangle and some impressive mountain scenery.
Some information from Wikipedea:
Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 kilometers (435 miles) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city lies along the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Chiang Mai means "new city" and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai (founded 1262) in the capital of the Lanna kingdom.
In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors each year, of which between 1.4 million and 2 million are foreign tourists.
It has recently positioned itself to become a Creative City, and is considering applying for Creative City Status with UNESCO. Chiang Mai is the only tourist destination in Thailand to have made it into the 2012 list of "25 Best Destinations in the World" of the popular travel website TripAdvisor, it stands in place 24.
Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes.
King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai in 1296 on the location of an older city of the Lawa people called Wiang Nopburi. Chiang Mai succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. The ruler was known as the Chao.
The city was surrounded by a moat and a defensive wall, since nearby Burma was a constant threat as well as the armies of the Mongol Empire which only decades earlier had conquered most of Yunnan, China, and in 1292 overran the bordering Thai Lü kingdom of Chiang Hung. Parts of the moat and restored defensive walls are still visible.
With the decline of the Lanna Kingdom, the city lost importance and was occupied by the Burmese in 1556. Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1775 by an agreement with Chao Kavila, after the Thai King Taksin helped drive out the Burmese. Because of the Burmese counterattacks, Chiang Mai was abandoned between 1776 and 1791. Lampang then served as the capital of what remained of Lanna. In the intervening years Chiang Mai has subsequently regained its position, slowly growing in cultural, trading and economic importance to its current status as the unofficial capital of northern Thailand, second in importance only to Bangkok.
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Sergiom (70616) 2013-05-08 4:48
Contrairement à nous qui sommes très pudiques dans nos prières, eux ne manquent pas l'occasion de l'exprimer publiquement. J'aime beaucoup la diagonale qui donne de la profondeur.
Nicou (133434) 2013-05-08 4:51
quelle profondeeur et cette diagonale superbe captage et compo avec ces gens qui prient fantastique iamge et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
manrezaei (1837) 2013-05-08 7:02
Very nice shot. An interesting photo of flags. Great exposure, superb colors and lights you captured here. Very well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-08 7:09
a colourful and original shot this. Obviously a lot of prayers are being offered up here, it makes an impressive and fascinating image.
Regards - Brian.
dkmurphys (54485) 2013-05-08 8:10
Very attractive yellow flags that make the scene spectacular. Well taken scene.
gildasjan (42906) 2013-05-08 10:04
Un jaune du plus bel effet qui attire notre regard dans cette image.un joli contraste diux avec le bleu tendre de ce ciel.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2013-05-08 11:32
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with a lot of beautiful flags, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (107149) 2013-05-09 7:49
Marvellous repetition of the yellow prayer flags which contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition also of the stylised circular motifs on the flags. The fence adds perspective. The wooden teak house temple looks rustic. Tfs!
Cricri (113605) 2013-05-09 8:20
Bonne perspective des drapeaux jaunes qui attire le regard sous le ciel doux, bonne note d'accompagnement
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (92542)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-08 0:24