Posts Tagged ‘elephants’

Cultured North: Chiang Mai’s Culture and Nature

Once the ancient capital of Thailand’s Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai’s history dates back over 700 years. Today it’s a bustling city of over 200,000, but its historic Old City centre remains dominated by dozens of ancient stupas and temples, all overlooked by the golden spire of the famous Wat Doi…

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In pictures: Kandy Esala Perahera

Also known as the Festival of the Tooth, Esala Perahera is celebrated spectacularly in the country of Sri Lanka yearly in July or August. It is one of the oldest festivals to be celebrated there and is hosted in the city of Kandy.      This festival can be traced…

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