How we celebrated new year in thailand last winter we already wrote. By the way, one of our friends was in Chiang Mai this new year and said that everything was about the same. So we missed it a bit 🙂
But in February 2011, I don't remember what date, we saw interesting installations in our favorite shopping center Kad San Keo, timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year. Moreover, they had nothing to do with China specifically, so in the photographs you will not see Chinese lanterns and other paraphernalia.
Preparing for the Chinese New Year
We went to the shopping center almost every day, as there was a good supermarket there, and there was also a cafe we had chosen near it. And even in December, we began to notice in the courtyard what strange constructions made of papier mache and crowds of Thais scurrying around them..
Chinese New Year in Thailand in Chiang Mai
In fact, the preparation and creation process turned out to be more interesting to observe than the result itself. Laughing Thais, smeared in paint, noisy and merrily talking among themselves - at least that's how it looked from the outside.
Has anyone been to Kad San Kaew anytime soon? I wonder if they weren't up to anything this time.
P.S. For those who are going to Chiang Mai during the Chinese New Year, I recommend booking accommodation in advance, for example, using the service RoomGuru, and for acquaintance with guesthouses in the city center I recommend our overview of guesthouses.