Photo of the week: The Old City Moat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Old city moat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

This week’s travel photo is of the old city moat in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The ancient city of Chiang Mai was founded in 1296AD, at which time it became the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The large square moat and adjacent walls and gates were built to defend the city against the ever threatening Burmese army. Today, the moat still surrounds the original Old City, and parts of it’s ancient walls and gates are also still standing.

I would also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, where ever in the world you may be.

 

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