|Tha Phae Gate Chiang Mai|
|A Cycle Rickshaw at Tha Phae Gate Chiang Mai|
There were two gates in this place earlier, an Outer Tha Phae Gate and an Inner Tha Phae Gate. But close to the end of the 19th century, the outer gate was dismantled and the inner gate came to be known as Tha Phae Gate.
|Tha Phae Gate View from Inside Old City Chiang Mai|
The present day day structure of the gate is a reconstruction carried out in 1985-86 based on historical and archaelogical evidence and is considered to be most accurate. Tha Phae Gate connects eastern side of Chiang Mai Old City to the western side via a road called Rachadamnoen Road.
|Tha Phae Gate Chiang Mai at Night|
This road becomes a walking street every Sunday from 4pm up to midnight for "Sunday Market" of traditional Thai arts and crafts. Local dances, other performances and Thai food entertain visitors while they shop. On other days of the weak, Tha Phae Gate is still good for spending a few relaxed moments before heading in or out of the old city. Grab a copy of Chiang Mai's Best Tourist Map to make the most of your visit to Chiang Mai Old City.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|