Author Archives: Frans Betgem

Return to Tachileik in Myanmar

Magnificent Shan-style Buddha image at Wat More Nyin The border crossing at Mae Sai/Tachileik The border crossing at Mae Sai/Tachileik has been an important gateway to Myanmar for at least a century. It was here that American missionaries escaped from Thailand after the invasion of Japanese troops in December 1941. The border at Mae Sai-Tachileik […]

Wat Sri Suphan, the Silver Temple

Golden Buddha on a silver plaque

Table of Contents Chiang Mai’s Silver Temple: Wat Sri Suphan Old handicrafts of Chiang Mai Wat Sri Suphan (วัดศรีสุพรรณ), Chiang Mai’s “Silver Temple,” is one of the most exciting and active temples, located outside the old walled city. It is just north of the Chiang Mai gate, the northern entrance to the old city. The […]

Amazing cycling in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park

Cycling in the Sukhothai Historical Park has always been a popular activity for visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sukhothai was Thailand’s first capital  and flourished from the mid-13th century to the late 14th century. Thai people regard Sukhothai as the cradle of their civilization. Table of Contents Sukhothai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site […]