Chiang Mai waterfall

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

Chiang Mai WaterfallChiang Mai is one of my favorite cities in Thailand, with its cooler temperatures, laid back vibe and its walled-in Old Town encircled by a 4-mile mote. It’s what many consider Thailand’s adventure capital, and the best place to ride an elephant, take a cooking class, watch a Muay Thai fight or a lady-boy talent show, and to participate in Songkran (where the mote comes in handy).

However, one of my favorite things to do there is rent a motorbike and drive outside the city, toward the famous Doi Suthep temple and stop at several of the beautiful sites along the way, including this Huay Kaew waterfall.

This photo is for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: “In the Background.” The goal was to shoot something that focuses on the foreground, but where the background plays an important role in making the photo whole.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Chiang Mai?


  1. Sunshine says:

    peaceful looking place…♥

  2. cansouplover says:

    I was in Chiang Mai one year ago and LOVED it! I fell hard for Thailand & can’t wait to go back

  3. Arindam says:

    Great shot!!

  4. lucyluhawk says:

    When I was in Chiang Mai for Songran this year I loved all that the city and the festival had to offer. However, I really really loved renting scooters and driving the rural ‘loop’ road that runs north of the city and circles back bringing you in from the south. It was absolutely amazing to see the rural areas- the elephant rescue reserve, rice fields, and waterfalls! One week in Chiang Mai was not enough!

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