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Chiangmai fact sheet

Posted by: cmapartment Posted on: September 12, 2017

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai , the former capital of the Lanna kingdom, is considered an area of nature, cold weather, and diverse culture. Being a hub of several ancient realms, Chiang Mai has been a center of exchanging knowledge, religions, architecture, and commerce for centuries. This facet has created the unique Lanna characteristics.

People who came to settle in Chiang Mai brought with them handicrafts such as umbrella making, silverware, and woodcraft. Cultural traditions like the traditional New Year celebration the Lanna Songkran festival, and the ceremony of worshiping the Inthakin Pillar were also imported.

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city, after Bangkok where is located 700Km North of Bangkok .  In the past, Chiang Mai was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, the name given to the North of Thailand meaning ‘Land of a Million Rice Fields’ which reflected the agricultural richness of the area. Chiang Mai city sits along the Ping River

Our hotel is located in Old city The city centre of Chiang Mai is surrounded by a walled moat, known as the Old City and is just a single square mile.

Chiang Mai has a population of around 1.6  million. And, There are many mountains and nature attraction such as elephant camp, Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain , and wonderful Farms

Chiang Mai means ‘New City’

Chiang Mai city area has over 100 Buddhist temples in Chiangmai City

Most of people living in the Chiang Mai district are locals from birth

Chiang Mai is the main base from which to do a Hill-Tribe trek with over 800,000 people living in the surrounding hills

Wat Prah That Doi Suthep is Chiang Mai’s most famous temple, sitting high on a hill it can be seen from all over Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai receives around 2 million foreign visitors a year and there are over 20,000 expats living in Chiang Mai


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