Biking Through the AncientWiang Kum Kam   Ruins of the Underground City                 By Asia Nichols of Our First 100 D...
It was over 700 years ago when Wiang Kum Kam, an ancient     capitol city, ruled over the Northern Thai Kingdom.
But this was before the floods.
2-Second HistorySo What Happened?It is said that when the Burmeseconquered Chiang Mai in 1558, all thechaos caused the Pin...
The site is too large to see it all by foot, so you have three options:               horse and carriage, tram or bicycles...
Take The Bikes.
They’re 20 baht each.
They’re 20 baht each.          Though they might try to charge you 50.
Follow me for a mini tour of the city...
Wat Chang KhamThis temple is where you’ll find the remains of Wat Kan Thom, named afterthe craftsman Kan Thom who built the...
Wat Phaya MangraiThe grounds of Wat E-Khang used to be deserted, inhabited only by monkeys. Khangmeans monkey in Northern ...
Bikes are due back at 4:00 p.m.
Bikes are due back at 4:00 p.m.           It’s 3:30
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Last stop...Wat Jedi Liam. It’s now 3:50 p.m.
Made it back on time!Time to get some grub.This fried oyster omelette looks tasty.
Thanks for traveling along!           Now that will be 5,000 baht.
Asia NicholsWeb: ourfirst100days.comTwitter: @ourfirst100daysFacebook: www.facebook.com/ourfirst100days
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    1. 1. Biking Through the AncientWiang Kum Kam Ruins of the Underground City By Asia Nichols of Our First 100 Days dot com
    2. 2. It was over 700 years ago when Wiang Kum Kam, an ancient capitol city, ruled over the Northern Thai Kingdom.
    3. 3. But this was before the floods.
    4. 4. 2-Second HistorySo What Happened?It is said that when the Burmeseconquered Chiang Mai in 1558, all thechaos caused the Ping River to changeits flow.The ancient city became buried in mud.If someone hadn’t discovered old tabletsnear the site in 1984, the city would stillbe undergroundToday, half-hidden behind a tranquilneighborhood of traditional woodenhouses, is the sprawling remains ofWiang Kum Kam.
    5. 5. The site is too large to see it all by foot, so you have three options: horse and carriage, tram or bicycles...
    6. 6. Take The Bikes.
    7. 7. They’re 20 baht each.
    8. 8. They’re 20 baht each. Though they might try to charge you 50.
    9. 9. Follow me for a mini tour of the city...
    10. 10. Wat Chang KhamThis temple is where you’ll find the remains of Wat Kan Thom, named afterthe craftsman Kan Thom who built the temple.
    11. 11. Wat Phaya MangraiThe grounds of Wat E-Khang used to be deserted, inhabited only by monkeys. Khangmeans monkey in Northern Thai, so the locals named the temple Wat E-Khang.
    12. 12. Bikes are due back at 4:00 p.m.
    13. 13. Bikes are due back at 4:00 p.m. It’s 3:30
    14. 14. 1 2 3Parked at Wat Pu Pia(1) Wat Pu Pia, (2) Wat Nan Chang, (3) Wat That Khao
    15. 15. Last stop...Wat Jedi Liam. It’s now 3:50 p.m.
    16. 16. Made it back on time!Time to get some grub.This fried oyster omelette looks tasty.
    17. 17. Thanks for traveling along! Now that will be 5,000 baht.
    18. 18. Asia NicholsWeb: ourfirst100days.comTwitter: @ourfirst100daysFacebook: www.facebook.com/ourfirst100days

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