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Houseboats on Mae Klong (Mekong) River: Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai

Photographer:  Robert Larimore Pendleton (1890 - 1957).  The actual date of the photograph is unspecified, but listed as being “not after 1957."  It’s actually from a set that are supposed to have been taken anywhere from 1935 - 1954.

His description of the photo:

Looking down the Mekong River [Mae Klong, Mae Nam (river)] from Chiangsaengao [Chiang Saen], North Thailand. Many of the boats are lashed together in pairs to make safer their passage through the rapids. The far bank is Laos.

Concerning this particular Mae Klong (Mekong) River, it is not to be confused with another river by that name described in WikipediaMae KlongWikipedia’s article on the Mekong mentions how Mae Klong (or Khong) and Mae Nam figure into the naming of the huge river in its section Names.

Wikipedia also has an entry on the Chiang Saen District; while Wikitravel talks about the main city in that district that bears the same name:  Chiang Saen.

Robert Larimore Pendleton (1890 -1957) was a soil scientist and Professor of Geography at John Hopkins University. The pictures were taken during Pendleton’s research visits to Thailand from the mid 1930s to 1950s. Pendleton served as agricultural adviser to the United Nations FAO Mission to Siam [Thailand] in 1947-1948, and as the soil scientist at the US Mutual Security Agency’s Special Technical and Economic Mission to Thailand in 1952-1953.

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3日目はメークロン市場と水上マーケットへ

線路上に市場があって、電車が来る時間になるとパタパタと素早く市場をたたむっていうので有名な、メークロン鉄道市場の傘だたみを見ました。

が、人がヤバイすぎてやばすぎて何も見えませんでした。笑



ってか、危なすぎて日本じゃありえない光景すぎて興奮!






ダムナン・サドゥアク水上マーケット

ロングテールボート乗って、運河巡り。

運河沿いに普通に人が住んでるから、ボートのエンジンの音がおじいちゃんおばあちゃんにうるさくて迷惑だから午前中だけらしい。




下水が存在しないらしいんで、けっこうお水臭いです。笑




お水がきれいって有難いことなんですねー

あんなに綺麗なホテルでも、蛇口のお水は口に入れるなって言われたし。

日本てすごいのな




そのあとはフットマッサージしてもらいました。めちゃめちゃ気持ちい。すごい。







バンコク戻って、サイアムに行きました。

すごい栄えてるところ。

サイアム・パラゴンとかサイアム・センターとかもーよくわからないくらい規模でかいショッピングセンター街です。




それでご飯食べてホテルに帰宅。




3日目終了

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L'uomo è un animale dal comportamento mimetico, adattivo…

326/365 - 18/8/2012

Me, Nathan and Pook went to this railway market in Mae Klong today and then to Amphawa Floating Market, it was a great day. And at the end of it I picked up my repaired camera! This market was surprisingly small but is part of a much bigger sprawling market all around the whole area and it’s obvious why they need the space. The train passes so close as you can see here.