Chiang Mai – a city in mountainous northern Thailand full of temples, history and warm welcoming locals. Many travelers use it as a base city when traveling surrounding national parks, other cities or doing famous Mae Hong Son loop. And we understand them perfectly as this former capital of the Lanna Kingdom (independent until 1558) is a calm and relaxing place. Once here you easily join the laid-back rhythm and can get your energy back up again. On the other hand, there is a great choice of activities to participate in here. If you are hungry for exploring Thai culture, cuisine and historical sights you just need to stroll around the Old City and discover that Thai atmosphere surrounding the town.
Around Old City area where vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center still retains, grows a modern and new city of Chiang Mai. Despite this, the Old City is still full of residential areas where you can find peace. City is ringed by a tangle of new highways crossing to multiple directions. This helps when you want to travel around and experience amazing sights, green countryside, rainforests with many waterfalls or mountain temples nearby Chiang Mai. Let’s not forget elephant sanctuaries and local markets in nearby villages.
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