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Chiang Mai Destinations

CHIANG MAI is an acient city built in 13th Century ( in 1254), was the former capital of Lan Na Kingdom ( from 1296 - 1768), later the city was dominated and destroyed by different wars with neighbouring Kingdoms such as Burma, and Ayutthaya: With the decline of the Lan Na Kingdom, the city lost importance and was occupied by the Burmese in 1556. Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1775

Today, The city is called " the Rose of the North" in Thailand...

Chiang Mai means " New City", is the biggest city in the Northen Thailand (the 5th largest city in Thailand) and is about 800km from Bangkok: You can travel to Chiang Mai from Bangkok by bus, air, train 

Population of City: about 190,000 people 

Tourism : According to Thailand's Tourist Authority, in 2015 Chiang Mai had 15 million visitors: 

Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist Temples, and beautiful national park, elephant camps, sarafi parks..

Gateway: Chiang Mai International Airport

Chiang Mai has a tropical wet and dry climate, with warm to hot weather year-round, though nighttime conditions during the dry season can be cool and much lower than daytime highs. The everage temperature is about from 20 - 32 oC.

  • A cool/dry season from mid Oct-mid Feb (it's really only cool at night, and a few days here and there in Dec/Jan)
  • A hot season from mid Feb-mid Jun (hot, hot, hot)
  • A wet season from mid Jun-mid Oct (hot and wet, though cooler than the hot season, clouds and the occasional downpour help cool things off)

2 Destinations in Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep is a very popular temple in Chiang Mai, just 15 Km from the city, built in 14th Century
WAT CHEDI LUANG is a Buddhist temple in the centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand, built in 14th Century. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin.