Google+ Travel Hotspots In Thailand: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. It is the capital of the Province. It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, and it is among the highest mountains in the country. Chiang Mai is situated on the banks of the Ping River. It was founded by King Mengrai in 1296 AD. Chiang Mai is very famous for orchids, elephant training camps and handicrafts including lacquer ware, celadon, silk, umbrellas and woodcarvings. Chiang Mai is also the main center for hill tribe trekking and river rafting. The most captivating place in Chiang Mai is the Night Bazaar where one can look out for interesting bargains.
These are the major tourist attractions of Chiang Mai:

Wat Phra Sing
Wat Suan Dok

Wat Chiang Man

Wat Chedi Luang

Chiang Mai

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