Sumary of What is Lanna architecture? Ping Nakara in Chiang Mai, Thailand exemplifies the historical style tha…:
- At Ping Nakara, these include the gingerbread carvings on the upper floor balconies, and a veranda that runs alongside the pool, as well as a set of bas-reliefs depicting elephants at work in the teak forests, carved in such detail that the pachyderms seem to spring to life.
- The library room at Ping Nakara restaurant, The Service 1921. During the teak boom generation, he continues, many wealthy merchants constructed ornate, opulent houses with added Lanna influences, including carved pediments.
- In the late 19th century, the city attracted Western missionaries and teak traders, who brought with them well-kown Victorian architectural features such as gingerbread fretwork and sheltered colonnades.