10 December 2015

Watching a Lanna Street Parade

The Lanna Kingdom ("kingdom of one million rice fields") was a medieval state centred in present-day North-eastern Thailand from the 13th to 18th centuries CE. The resulting Lanna culture is a colourful combination of various elements brought together from both historic and multi-ethnic contexts. With the Chiang Mai Province being a place of trade along the historic Silk Road, it has been a crossroads for centuries of various cultures that make up the Lanna blend that is found here today. Many northern Thai and hilltribes people still proudly retain their unique languages, traditional dress, and customs in this varied community…

Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; Asia; Northern Thailand; Mae Chaem; people; closeup; portrait; street portrait; headshot; smiling; Thai girl; Thai smile; Land of Smiles; world cultures; travel; eye contact; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; colour; face; outdoor; street parade; make-up; beautiful; folk costume; Lanna tradition; dressed up to the nines; floral hair wreath; lip make-up; drop earrings
Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; Asia; Northern Thailand; Mae Chaem; people; closeup; portrait; street portrait; headshot; smiling; Thai girl; Thai smile; Land of Smiles; world cultures; travel; eye contact; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; colour; face; outdoor; street parade; make-up; beautiful; folk costume; Lanna tradition; dressed up to the nines; floral hair wreath; lip make-up; drop earrings
Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; Asia; Northern Thailand; Mae Chaem; people; closeup; portrait; street portrait; headshot; smiling; Thai girl; Thai smile; Land of Smiles; world cultures; travel; eye contact; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; colour; face; outdoor; street parade; make-up; beautiful; folk costume; Lanna tradition; dressed up to the nines; lip make-up
Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; Asia; Northern Thailand; Mae Chaem; people; closeup; portrait; street portrait; headshot; smiling; Thai girl; Thai smile; Land of Smiles; world cultures; travel; eye contact; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; colour; face; outdoor; street parade; make-up; beautiful; folk costume; Lanna tradition; dressed up to the nines; lip make-up
Matt Hahnewald; Facing the World; Asia; Northern Thailand; Mae Chaem; people; closeup; portrait; street portrait; headshot; smiling; Thai girl; Thai smile; Land of Smiles; world cultures; travel; eye contact; Nikon DSLR D3100; 50 mm prime lens; colour; face; outdoor; street parade; make-up; beautiful; folk costume; Lanna tradition; dressed up to the nines; floral hair wreath; lip make-up




























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