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Congress Logo 33rd World Vegetarian Congress
Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 4 - 10, 1999
'Vegetarianism is the Way'
an unforgettable visual, cultural and gastronomic experience

Photographs from the Congress

The pictures on this page were taken by Kevin Pickard using a digital camera.

View towards Doi Suthep
The view from the Lotus Hotel across the north-western suburbs of Chiang Mai towards the mountains. The Doi Suthep temple is near the middle-top of the mountain - just visible as a white speck. (taken through a tinted hotel window on a hazy day!)

View from the Lotus Hotel
from the same window as above, looking west.

The north-west corner of the moat
The old part of Chiang Mai has a square moat around it, this is the north-west corner, very close to the Lotus Hotel. There are a very large number of motorcycles.

Three-wheel taxi
One of many three-wheel taxis used by congress-goers to get around town (after bartering over the price of the ride...)

four wheel taxi
One of the four-wheel taxis, basically a pick-up truck with side benches and a roof, complete with two congress-goers (identified by the green badge).