One Night in Chiang Mai: A Photo Essay

 | Tue 21 Jan 2014 16:55 ICT

This journey through photos will take you from Chiang Mai Gate to Chang Phuak Gate via Loi Kroh Road to Ratpakinai Road, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

When you arrive in an unknown city you seem to spend much of your time getting lost amongst forgettable buildings and districts whose names you can’t pronounce.

When I arrived in Chiang Mai two weeks ago, I decided to take a camera out and just get lost, not really at the standard sights, just in the lanes and streets of the city. I did this only at night, and early in the morning. Here’s what I came up with:

Food stall at Thapae Gate.

Bright billboard looming over the street.Follow the white lines.

An empty moat road.

Watching TV through a dirty window.

Late night haircut.

Looking up at the moon.

Closing time.When in Thailand.

Getting a tuk-tuk.

Cleaning up after hours.

Getting out of it – the club.

Tourists in love.Getting home.

.The club after hours.Sleeping where you can.

Thankfully it was quiet.

Early morning opening.

The markets start early.Pigs, a lot of pigs.

When you’re sleeping, they clean.

Almost open.This homeless guy needs a new t-shirt.