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Mandalay Airport

Mandalay Airport is modern and new – and very much bigger than needed at the moment. The government spent $150 million building this with it’s excess capacity. The runways are long enough for international jets and there are numerous air-bridges. However the three times we passed through Mandalay airport we only saw small commuter planes…

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Jim Thompson House

http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/visitor/index.aspJim Thompson was an American who had a profound influence on the resurgence of the modern Thai Silk industry after World War II. With the aim of producing consistent good quality silk and meeting customer tastes, the bright jewel coloured silks synonymous with Thailand, became a thriving industry.  He disappeared while on holiday with friends…