As pretty as a Thai street

It is not without good reason that you seldom hear the phrase ‘as pretty as a Thai street’…

Thai urban streets are a bit of a mess, and often downright dangerous. You need your wits about you at all times; traffic in many forms can come at you from any direction at any moment.

Chiang Mai street scenes
Chiang Mai street scenes

Setting up the Night Market – dragging the stalls out of storage, with motorbikes…

Chiang Mai street scenes
Chiang Mai street scenes
Chiang Mai street scenes
Chiang Mai street scenes

The Night Market stalls being set up, lets play ‘Spot the trip hazard’.

Chiang Mai street scenes
Chiang Mai street scenes – lets play ‘spot the trip hazard’

Thai Utility Vehicle, this can be be used for many purposes: family transport, carriage of extraordinarily large items like wardrobes, or just as a mobile vending stall… up to you really.

Chiang Mai street scenes - Utility Vehicle
Chiang Mai street scenes – Utility Vehicle

It wasn’t always like this though; look at this old teak house, must have been beautiful in it’s day.

Chiang Mai street scenes - old teak house
Chiang Mai street scenes – old teak house

Despite the apparent chaos, things do work pretty well, and you will seldom be bored on a Thai street; there is always something going on not far away.

 

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