Chiang Mai

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Surrounded by lush countryside and stunning natural beauty, this city is rich with cultural, historical and religious attractions, a unique tourist destination.

Founded in 1296 CE, Chiang Mai is a cultural and historical city, once the capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom. It is situated among the rolling foothills, north of Bangkok, and is the largest city in mountainous northern Thailand.

Chiang Mai has elaborate Buddhist temples decorated with wood carvings, gilded umbrellas and pagodas laced with gold filigree. The famous Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple overlooks the city, and Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang temple, are adorned with carved serpents.

The city is a paradise for shoppers and a delight for adventurers with array of activities such as: trekking and elephant riding; sightseeing tours and waterfalls; and shops, restaurants and cooking courses. Chiang Mai is also blissfully calm, a great place to relax with a massage.

DetailsLanguage:   Thai
Population:   131,091 (2017)
Currency:   Thai Baht


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