Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

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“FAH THAI” is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.

HAPPENINGS

THAILAND

CHIANG MAI / CHIANG RAI

THE WHITE TEMPLE

Anyone who visits “The Black House” should not miss a trip to nearby “Wat

Rong Khun”, commonly known as “The White Temple”. The contemporary and

unconventionally-styled temple is the private property owned by national artist

Chalermchai Kositpipat, a younger contemporary of the late artist Tawan Duchanee.

These two prominent destinations in Chiang Rai are brainchild projects of the artists

who are from the same art school in Thailand. Chalermchai himself designed and

constructed the temple. It’s been said that Tawan’s work represents hell and for

Chalermchai, it’s heaven. T: +66 (0) 53 673 579, (0) 53 673 967, (0) 53 673 539

THE BLACK HOUSE

An extraordinary place for every visitor to Chiang Rai is Baandam

Museum, commonly known among visitors as “The Black House”.

True to its name, black is the dominant colour of the museum.

Home to the late national artist Thawan Duchanee who was born

in the province, the museum best explains the artist’s lifetime

of artworks displayed in aged teak wood buildings, sculptures,

installations and poetry. Most buildings showcase cow and buffalo

skulls and horns as decorative items. Tables and chairs clad in

leopard or bear pelts are also part of the aesthetic at the museum

from his personal stash of collectibles. 414 Moo 13 Nang Lae,

Mueang, Chiang Rai, T: +66 (0) 53 705 834, (0) 53 776 333,

(0) 81 673 1155

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SPOTLIGHT

A Parade

of Elephants

At the beginning of this year,

almost 100 funky and colourful

life-size elephant statues

were seen over Chiang Mai to

celebrate the 10th anniversary

of “The Elephant Parade.”

Marc and Mike Spits initiated

the project in 2006, moved

by the story of pachyderm

landmine victim Mosha at

the elephant hospital in

Chiang Mai. Since then, the

project has raised millions in

donations to elephant care.

The exhibition itself delighted

spectators in Italy, England,

Amsterdam, California,

Singapore and Denmark.

The art concept has made an

impact and gained momentum

and now has its own museum

called “The Elephant Parade

Land” in the city where it

all started. An ideal place

for the family, the museum

offers education, information,

shopping and other activities

where visitors can paint their

own elephant replicas. Take

a tour to learn about artists

and celebrities who have

“designed” their elephants

as well, including American

superstar singer Katy Perry.

The museum is packed with

fun facts about these large

mammals. Shop for cool

merchandise – you might

as well take home pieces

of exquisite work from

artists such as Paul Smith

or Virgin Air’s Sir Richard

Branson. Taking photos with

exhibited pachyderms is also

an enjoyable experience.

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm,

180/9 Moo. 7, Tambon San

Phisuea, Amphoe Mueang,

Chiang Mai,

+66 (0) 62 918 9621

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