Dubbed as the “Northern Rose” of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a place should not be missed for those love to explore natural beauty and discover traditional cultures of ethnic minority living on high mountainous areas.
Depending on the budget and your travel time, you can arrange a trip to Chiang Mai at any time, but it’s advisable to go into the festive occasion to fully enjoy cultural nuances here.
Chiang Mai or sometimes written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the most important cultural city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, an ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom (1296-1768). In 1932, Chiang Mai province has become the second-level administrative divisions of Thailand when Phayap Monthon administrative unit, the ruins of the Lanna Kingdom was abolished. Chiang Mai is located above 700 km north of Bangkok, in the middle of the highest mountain of Thailand. Chiang Mai means "new city" and was named so because it is the new capital, founded in 1296.