Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Exotic And Calm, Chiang Mai Night life

Posted on November 11, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

The nightlife in Chiang Mai is much cool and quieter with compared to that of Bangkok, but quite enjoyable at the same time. People in this city do like to enjoy themselves and are happy to party with the various foreigners who visit their city. In Chiang Mai there are a number of relaxing bars, a couple of discos, also there is one street full of go-go bars, and a bunch of karaoke lounges. Being a developing city, Thailand is also very much accepting the gay and lesbian scene.

The city is a great place for a crawling across the pubs because it’s easy to walk from one bar to another bar. Basically crossing the city centre on foot takes nearly about 20 minutes. Many bars in Chiang Mai feature live music and also present the fabulous Thais singers. Moreover there are a large number of discos which have much talented DJs rocking the dance floor. chiang mai night bazaarMost bars now stay open to 1am, some as late as 2am when they are obliged to close.

Chiang Mai’s centre is kept busy after hours, by the Night Bazaar and also you have there is plenty of late shopping and eating. At the Galare Centre adjacent, you can enjoy some quick food while watching a free exhibit of Thai cultural dancing and music. There is also a chain of bars, coffee houses and restaurants at the intersection of Chang Klan and Loi Kroh road. A little further down Chan Klan road heading towards the North there is a small arcade, known for it’s ‘Peak Climbing wall’ here you can find several informal bars.

There is also plenty of good clean fun to be had while in Chiang Mai. Multiplex cinemas are found in the Kad Suan Kaew mall which is commonly known as Central and Airport Plaza, both showing movies with English soundtrack. Many restaurants doubleairport plaza as drinking venues. The Nimminhemin area which is to the west of the Old Town is popular with Thai students. Here you can find plenty of outdoor beer garden places with live bands and busy atmosphere; it’s certainly quite a lot of fun experience hanging out with the locals.

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s main handicraft centre. The visitor need merely visit the nearest city emporium or night market to purchase handicrafts. Chiang Mai is surrounded by factories and workshops where you can have a look at crafts people at work before buying or even learning the craft yourself. These are generally frequented by wholesale buyers. The city is home for nearly ten shopping malls, at least 15 markets which are always filled with boutiques and gallery style stores selling art, antiques and handicrafts. The Nimmanheimin Road offers a compact and thorough shopping experience with the items on offer of consistently good value and a broad range of aesthetic appeals.

Visitors to have a tour to Bo Sang will surprise to see literally hundreds of design and sizes ranging from the miniature to the gigantic. All materials, silk, cottons, sa paper which is manufactured from the bark of the mulberry tree and bamboo are produced or found locally. Chiang Mai, which is known to be the major center for furniture making.  Major wood and materials include teak, rosewood and rattan.  Woodcarving is a traditional northern Thai art which is featured in numerous temples.  In recent years, wood carving has increasingly embellished furniture, gracing screens, chairs, table’s beds, indeed anything bearing a wooden surface large enough to be carved.  Carved elephants, figurines and tableware are few of other popular purchases.

The finest Thai rare silverware is made in Chiang Mai, where you would notice certain families who have practiced their art for several enerations. Traditional skills and pure silver invest bowls, receptacles and decorative items with authentic value.  Silver shops are concentrated on Wua lai Road, where silverware artisans and their families live. Chiang Mai cottons and silks are of really very good quality. Cottons and silks have innumerable fashion and furnishing applications and are available in San Kamphang. In Chiang Mai Orchids and butterflies are preserved and plated with 24-carat gold to create unusual gift items such as necklace pendants, hairpins and earrings.

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