Art & Culture
Food & Drink
For the price of a plastic burger and some anemic fries in a couple of well known fast food joints, the stalls set up after the sun goes down on almost every street in Chiang Mai offer up a veritable feast. The change in your pocket will buy well known fare such as Pad Thai and Khow Soi or spicy noodle soup and a bag of deep fried bugs. Whether it’s a cheap snack or an inexpensive plate of delicious dinner you are looking for, the Chiang Mai food stalls have it all as the sun sets over Doi Suthep. For your delectation Thai Guru decided to set aside an evening photographing the best that the city has to offer.
Hor mok is a traditional northern Thai recipe. Although we are preparing it with chicken and pork the recipe can also be made with fresh fish or mushrooms if you are vegetarian.
Cities & Provinces
Events & Specials
Last month Thai Guru was invited to police headquarters to meet up with the Chiang Mai Foreign Police Liaison Officers. We joined the team in the mid-morning heat to watch the launch of the FPLO’s new fleet of bicycles. The city’s governor has allocated funds to expand the service, which will give the police volunteers improved mobility around the traffic congested streets of Chiang Mai. As the Liaison Officers posed with their bikes in their hi-vis vests and helmets we were able to find out a little more about the service the FPLO provides.
Every Sunday afternoon the traffic on Rachadamnoen, between Tha Phae Gate and Wat Phra Singh, surrenders to hundreds of market stalls. The centre of Chiang Mai’s old city is transformed into a pedestrianised street bazaar selling all manner of local handicrafts, clothes, bric-a-brac, jewellery and original artwork.
Close to the top of anyone’s bucket list has to be hanging out for the day with a bunch of elephants. We had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Ran-Tong elephant camp for a day to do just that. These incredible creatures are the largest mammals ever to have walked on the earth, and the very moment you meet one is to know what it is to fall in love.
Since establishing Thai Guru Magazine we have been eager to take our cameras to Khao Yai National Park. Having visited the area previously I had already enjoyed the beauty of Khao Yai and the abundance of wildlife to be seen there and was keen to share it with the rest of the team. Finally, at the end of January we jumped in the car for the long drive south from Chiang Mai.
Tinnakorn (Neung) Nukul (1973) Freelance Photographer and Visual Artist based in Chiang Mai Thailand. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chulalongkorn University Bangkok in 1997 and in 2012 graduated with Master of Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University. He has exhibited his works in many galleries. Recently he was one of the top 10 Finalists of Scott Kelby’s Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 2014.