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Chiang Mai

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History

Places of interest

The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is along the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River.

Chiang Mai means "new city" and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai (founded 1262) in the capital of the Lanna kingdom.
The city's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes. Once lost to the Burmese the city slowly grew in cultural, trading and economic importance to its current status as the unofficial capital of northern Thailand. Today as a city and place of culture Chiang Mai's hostorical significance has made it second in importance only to Bangkok.

Chiang Mai has a large and famous night bazaar for local arts and handicrafts. The night bazaar sprawls across several city blocks along footpaths, inside buildings and temple grounds, and in open squares. A handicraft and food market opens every Sunday afternoon till late on Rachadamnoen Road, the main street in the historical centre.
Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples.
The back streets and main thoroughfares of Chiang Mai have an abundance and variety of massage types and courses in the art of Thai massage.
Thai cookery: A number of Thai cooking schools have their home in Chiang Mai.
The nearby national parks include Inthanon National Park, which includes Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand.

The flower festival in February is always on our calendar. Contact us to find out more..

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The Tour

Day 1:

Visit the mountainous area within the Mae Rim district & the Mae Sa Elephant camp. Enjoy the elephants and watch them at work in the forests. Lunch in the local restaurant then visit the "Long Neack" village. Meet these incredible ladies decorated with the shinny brass. Continue to the orchids and butterfly farm before returning to the hotel.
Day 2:
We visit“ San Khampang” where local people earn their income from farming and making many local products. Famous for Silk , Silver, lacqueware, wood carving, jewelry products and more.
On to the night safari south of the city including a lake walk and candle lit dinner.
Day 3: Flexible (ask us for options/suggestions)

Note: We cater our tours especially for you.. This is a example tour only.

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Chiang Mai

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