I took this video just after the new Chiang Mai Aquarium opened in December 2008. The Sea water tank was a little murky and many of the salt water fish have yet to be introduced to the large tank. I was told that now the water is clear and many more species of fish have been added. Anyway this should give you a good idea on how nice the aquarium is. I spent several hours there and loved it. A great place to take your family when you visit Chiang Mai.
Here is part 1 of hiking near Chiang Mai at Doi Inthanon National Park video with <a href="*******www.all-thailand-exp****">All Thailand Experiences</a>. This was taken in March when it was well over 40 degrees C. or 100 F. in Chiang Mai. Where we were hiking or trekking it was around a cool 18 C. or 66 F. Beautiful forest, waterfalls and vistas, edible plants and medicines.
We hired a private speed boat and went snorkeling in beautiful coral reefs, went swimming in spectacular bays with beautiful beaches all to ourselves. We also visited the monkeys. Although it started raining near the end the children and family had a great time.
This is my favorite Hangout in Chiang Mai Thailand. Great place to meet travelers and expats alike. Large food and drinks menu, large screen TV to watch all the football (soccer), Formula 1 races etc Live at night. NBA and NFL games in the daytime. Nice restaurant terrace with bar, tables and a view of the city upstairs. Clean restrooms, friendly staff. Good place for couples and families.
Each year during the King's birthday, December 5, thousands of Thai orchids are on display and judged at Mae Jo University 20 kilometers east of Chiang Mai Thailand. In this video you will see some very amazing orchids. Enjoy.
Here are a few good hill tribe villages we like to visit in the Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai area including Yao, Akha and Lahu.
In this video we hike on a beautiful trail along a stream to a waterfall at Doi Inthanon National Park near Chiang Mai Thailand. This trail is not marked so no one on the trail but us. I have been to the park at least a hundred times so I know many trails like this one.
Here is a market most visitors to Chiang Mai Thailand seldom know about. Lots of fun here. They have everything including food, clothes,herbs, spices, fresh fruit, flowers, insects to eat and even fireworks,
Here is another video I took of birds at Doi Inthanon Feb 11 and 12 2008. Got a real good shot of the Blue-whistling Thrush and Green-tailed Sunbird. Other birds include the Grey-cheeked Fulveta, Asian Emerald Cuckoo (female), Blue-winged Leafbird, Grey-eyed Bulbul, Rufous-backed Sibia, Scarlet Minivet, Ashy Drongo, Ashy Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Pale-blue Flycatcher, Blue-throated Barbet, Crested Serpent Eagle and Barn Swallow.
The parade started at Thapae gate at 7 PM, down Thapae road to the river then left to the city offices. The the parade floats were launched on the river to float down stream to the take out point. The parade included beautiful lighted floats and traditional Northern Thai music and dance performed in traditional costumes and as with all parades in Thailand beautiful women.
Here is the video of us on the Sea Canoe adventure in beautiful Phang Nga Bay just north of Phuket Thailand. The one day trip takes us through caves to breathtaking lagoons inside several islands. We also enjoy a wonderful seafood lunch cooked fresh on board. On this excursion you have 1 guide for every 2 persons. Your guide explains about the lagoons and caves and he does all the rowing so you just sit back and relax. There is also an option that you can have your own canoe and row with a private guide.
Thai Spicy Seafood Soup is easy if you know the proper way to add the ingredients. Copy the recipe below then watch the cooking Thai Spicy Seafood Soup video. Thai Spicy Seafood Soup "Po Taek" 2 cups of water or chicken stock 50g shrimp or prawns 50g Sea Bass, skinned and cleaned 50g squid and cut into 2cm pieces 50g mussels in their shell cleaned (optional) 50g crab in shell cleaned (optional) 5 kaffir leaves torn 3 this slices of fresh or dried galangal 1 stalk lemongrass cut into 1 -- 2 inch pieces 2 ½ tbsp Thai fish sauce 2 ½ tbsp lime juice ¼ cup sweet basil leaves Pinch of salt 3 green and red birds eye chilies 1 dried red chili, fried slightly and cut into ½ inch pieces Wash, peel and de-vein prawns or shrimp, remove the heads but keep the tails intact. Bring water or stock to boil in a sauce pan over medium heat then add lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves. Cook until fragrant. Add all the seafood except the shrimp or prawns (DO NOT STIR) and wait until they change color then add the shrimp or prawns. Cook a few more minutes then add the sweet basil leaves, swirl gently and turn off heat. In a serving bowl, (Do this while waiting for the sauce pan to boil) combine lime juice, chilies and fish sauce. Add the ingredients from the sauce pan when done to the serving bowl. Mix bottom to top and top with the dried red chilies and sprig of sweet basil. The soup should be spicy, sour and salty with aroma of sweet basil and dried red chilies.
Here is a video of a new adventure in Chiang Mai . Come with us as we fly from tree top to tree top with cables and pulleys on a zip line hundreds of meters above the forest floor, loads of fun. I cannot describe the feeling except scary at first but after a while it is a blast, you just got to try it.
One of the first places you should visit while in Chiang Mai is the Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center and Museum. This will bring you much closer to understanding the local people their culture, customs, heritage and beliefs and make your stay in Chiang Mai a rich rewarding experience you will remember for a life time.
A few friends of ours had a holiday so we took them to Doi Inthanon National Park and stayed overnight. We visited waterfalls, hilltribe villages, a trout fish farm and Karen hill tribe coffee house where they grow and process their own coffee. Here is the Video. It was too cloudy and rainy on the summit to shoot video but we returned the next week to shoot more which is in Part 2.
Ride with me near my home in Chiang Mai Thailand. See a Thai style donnut and coffee shop, a guy who ran his car into a canal, monks collecting alms and more.
Join us as we ride high in the mountains on ATV vehicles. We travel on dirt trails and through hill tribe villages with excellent vistas and scenery. See more including a spectacular sunset in parts 2 and 3.
Here is a video with my wife and I at our local Monday market in Chiang Mai Thailand.