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Chiang Mai

Dancing in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai Dancer

Chiang Mai Dancer

In Chiang Mai, Thailand as part of the three-day Flower Festival held during the first weekend in February each year, there are dancing performances on a stage at Thappae Gate, the entrance to the old walled city of Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Dancer

Chiang Mai Dancer

Our hotel was only 5 minutes’ walk away, so it was easy to stroll there and walk back home after a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

Chiang Mai Dancer

Chiang Mai Dancer

The singers are young, but their voices are strong, and at a young age are professionals.

Chiang Mai Dancer

Chiang Mai Dancer

Being in the open air, it was easy to join them back stage for some great shots. It was all very colourful but I decided to process these in black and white. We have so much colour in our lives, it can be so overwhelming we don’t even notice or remember it.

There are more photographs on www.jonathaninbali.com

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Chiang Mai Portraits, Thailand

Chiang Mai Portrait

Chiang Mai Portrait

There is something about Chiang Mai. It’s laid back, often literally.

Chiang Mai Portrait

Chiang Mai Portrait

People take their time and they have  time for you.

Chiang Mai Portrait

Chiang Mai Portrait

And they smile.

Chiang Mai Portrait
Chiang Mai Portrait

For me, it’s the ideal place for portraits and street photography, especially in the Chinatown area.

Chiang Mai Portrait

Chiang Mai Portrait

On my last morning in Chiang Mai my shoe broke and this wonderful lady fixed it and I’m still wearing it.


Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand


In Chiang Mai, Thailand there’s a glorious three-day festival held during the first weekend in February each year, when Chiang Mai’s temperate and tropical flowers are in full bloom.

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We’ve been many times to Chiang Mai but this was the first time in February.

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The festivities include floral floats, parades, traditional dancing shows, and a beauty contest, all of which are great subjects for a photographer.

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flower Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

There are more photographs on www.jonathaninbali.com

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