Chiang Mai has long been a center of a lowland Northern Thai culture that is as distinct from the ethnic traditions in the hills as it is from the Mon-Khmer heritage of Bangkok and the central Siamese Thai. Located at the foot of a sacred mountain at the
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Oliver Hargreave was born in 1948 in England. He graduated with a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics, majoring in International Politics. Following work as a management trainee he dropped out of an MBA program to take what is best described as a walk on the wild side. This took him to work in the iron mines of northwestern Australia before he caught banana boats and buses to Thailand in 1975. Falling in love with the land and her peoples, he was to return to Thailand frequently until 1981, when he took up a post as a teacher at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. There he studied Thai in his free time. In 1985 he returned to Britain to study for an MA in Teaching English, which was followed by a three-year stint working in Saudi Arabia. In 1990 he returned to Thailand to take up a teaching position at Chiang Mai University before giving up full-time teaching in 1995 to pursue a career in writing and photography. He has remained a resident of Chiang Mai.Review:
A colorful and authoritative guidebook to Chiang Mai. -- Lonely Planet
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Book Description Odyssey Books & Maps, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P119622177174
Book Description Odyssey Books & Maps. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 9622177174 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1797296