Every year in the Buddhist tradition a vegetarian festival is held for 7 days. Most cities hold their own version of parades, celebrations, festivals and rituals during this time. We went to Tha Phae Gate Plaza in Chiang Mai to have dinner and found an amazing array of choices. True to a city that caters to tourists from many different countries there were even booths serving chicken, pork, seafood and fish.
It was raining as we were waiting for our red truck (songtheaw) to take us into town. It is hard to snap a picture of moving objects but I wanted to show you how the locals ride in the rain.
This is the red truck we rode in and the blue truck in the background are always packed with kids going home from school hanging out the back.....yep it is normal!
This is part of the ancient wall at the moat surrounding the old city