Walking through Chiang Mai


I am spending an unusually relaxing Saturday morning catching up on my web surfing. Don't let the title of this post fool you though, I am at home in Bangkok with the aircon on full blast. But I just spent the last 30 minutes walking through the streets of Chiang Mai.

chiangmai.jpgThis is possible due to a site that I found (thanks to a link from Wired's Compiler) called MapJack. It's a new competitor to Google Maps with some amazing and easily navigable "street-level" photos that make you feel like you are actually walking through town.

Although the site is impressive, MapJack only has maps available in two cities. Luckily for me, they made two excellent choices: San Francisco and Chiang Mai (!) Click on the image to the right to see how the website shows "Jack's View" of one of my favorite small temples just down the street from the Thaphae Gate.

So, wherever in the world you are today, you too can take some time to walk the streets of two of the most beautiful and walkable cities in the world at MapJack.


Good stuff Stuart!

This is only the beginning. One day, technology will allow us to explore all the world and beyond in actual real time, with smells, sounds, and other natural sense stimulants to guide us. Time's are a changing!

hey, Stuart

I think the 'comment' provision re: its4thai is disabled. Anyway, I just wanna thank you for that site. I am a frequent traveler in Thailand and it helps he a lot.

back to this blog..hehhe..i thought you really walked in that Province. I've been there, and it was incredible.



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