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Chiang Mai

BY Sutthirat Supaparinya

A City Famed for Crafts and Design is Losing Its Verve

View of Chiang Mai from the southeast, where a mosque and a Buddhist temple are adjacent to each other. 

Photo by Sutthirat Supaparinya for ArtAsiaPacific

This year, the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community, of which Thailand is a member, is gearing up to integrate the respective economies of ASEAN nations. Though not a capital city, Chiang Mai is easily reached from neighboring countries by land and by air and has thus become one…

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