Where in the World (233)

The distorted city from last week’s “Where in the World…” was a real challenge. It was easy to see from the style of the structures that the city is likely to be somewhere in Asia. Further to that some may have identified it, before I posted the clue, as being somewhere in Thailand. However Thailand seems to be full of such places and it is not easy identifying them. Most of the answers were for Ayutthaya a little north of Bangkok.

The caption on the original photograph was Sukhothai Historical Park, Chiang Mai. That is more than slightly misleading; a bit like saying the Severn Bridge, London. Sukhothai is a city in its own right and the ruins are of the ancient city once an important administrative city in the Kingdom of Siam. So Sukhothai is the correct answer.

I have to apologise as I had not intended to post such an obscure and little known city (though the occasional challenge is there to keep you on your toes). I was, thanks to the misleading caption, under the mistaken belief that the photograph was of Chiang Mai. I have no doubt that it is possible to make a day trip there from Chiang Mai but, at 289km it would be a very long day.

In the absence of any correct answers I will congratulate Simon (@similtiades) who came nearest with Chiang Mai.


Now for something a little easier. This week the distorted photograph is far less challenging and is of a well-known and much visited city.

You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW233. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above.

Please use the hashtag #WITW233. It makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; your answer is less likely to be overlooked.


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