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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has a 700-year history is rich in traditional heritage and unique culture. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. The original city layout still exists as a neat square surrounded by a moat with vestiges of the fortified wall and its four main gates offering prime access to the old town. With a population of over 170,000, it is Thailand's fifth-largest city. Located on a plain at an elevation of 316 m, surrounded by mountains and lush countryside, it is much greener and quieter than the capital hence it’s name "Rose of the North". Founded in 1296 AD, the culturally rich city of Chiang Mai is the longest continuously inhabited settlement from the ancient days of Siam.  Chiang Mai's historical centre is the walled city (chiang in Thai, hence Chiang Mai - "New Walled City").  Sections of the wall remain at the gates and corners, but of the rest only the moat remains. Inside Chiang Mai's remaining city walls are more than 30 temples dating back to the founding of the principality, in a combination of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lanna Thai styles, decorated with beautiful wood carvings, Naga staircases, leonine and angelic guardians, gilded umbrellas and pagodas laced with gold filigree. The most famous temple  is Doi Suthep, which overlooks the city from a mountainside 13 km away. There are over 300 temples in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. There are many things to do on your sightseeing tours such as:
Night Market
Temples
Hill Tribes
Elephant trekking
Night Safari
Botanical Gardens
Biking
National Forests
The highest point in Thailand
Zoo
Caves
Hot springs
Butterfly Farms
Water falls

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Chiang Mai
Phuping Palace Chiang Mai
chiang mai waterfall

Botanical Gardens

Chiang Mai
Phuping Palace
Waterfall

 

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