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 Tourism Authority of Thailand. - Destination Guide
Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.
Chiang Mai, with an altitude of approximately 310 meters above sea level, is situated approximately 700 kilometers from Bangkok on the Mae Ping River basin.
Chiang Mai borders Myanmar on the north, Lamphun and Tak Provinces on the south, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Lamphun Provinces on the east and Mae Hong Son Province on the west.
www.tourismthailand.org /destinationguide/list.aspx?provinceid=38   (915 words)

 Chiang Mai : Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chiang Mai is the pro-vincial capital of a largely mountainous province, also called Chiang Mai, which is some 20,000 square kilometres in area.
Chiang Mai city is 700 kilometres north of Bangkok, was founded in 1296, and is located in a fertile valley some 300 matres above sea level.
Chiang Mai was the capital of Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Ricefields), the first independent Thai kingdom within the fabled Golden Triangle.
sunsite.au.ac.th /ThaiInfo/TourismInThailand/north/chiangmai/introduction.html   (158 words)

 Chiang Mai - Destination Guide
Chiang Mai not only became the capital and cultural centre of the Lanna Kingdom; it established itself as the centre of Buddhism in northern Thailand.
The Burmese occupied Chiang Mai from the mid 16th to the mid 18th century, their eventual expulsion achieved by military assistance from the King of Siam, when Lanna princes agreed to relinquish some of their tenacious independence.
Chiang Mai's tribal settlements are a separate fascinating study, with their origins in different parts of Asia, and correspondingly very different beliefs, languages, customs, laws, dress and traditions.
www.amari.com /tta/desguide_chiangmai.asp   (5469 words)

 Chiang Mai
Whereas Bangkok is a mere 200 years old, Chiang Mai was founded in the late 13th century and is one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in Thailand.
Chiang Mai is the ideal base for excursions to these varied sights and attractions, as well as a destination in its own right.
Chiang Mai further offers various places of evening entertainment and while these are not as numerous as in Bangkok, they are sufficient to ensure variety.
www.thaitravelers.com /html/chiangmai.html   (1260 words)

 Chiang Mai Information. Chiangmai Restaurants. Chiang Mai Tours
Chiang Mai is 700km north-west of Chiangmai and is the second largest city in Thailand.
Chiang Mai Province has a population of over 1.5 million with nearly 200,000 people in Chiang Mai's city area.
Chiang Mai is situated on the Mae Ping River 300 metres above sea level with mountain ranges to the West.
www.chiangmaieguide.com   (209 words)

 Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chiang Mai lies in a fertile valley region between terraced mountain ranges and can be reached from the south by road, rail or air.
The Chiang Mai temples are quiet different from those in the rest of Thailand.
To the northeast of Chiang Mai lies the northern-most city of Thailand, Chiang Rai, near which live the hilltribe people who are skilled in their craft work.
www.escati.com /chiang_mai.htm   (344 words)

 ChiangMai Info - Presented by ChiangMai-Online
Chiang Mai remained empty for 20 years until Prince Kawila ('the hero of Chiang Mai') triumphed over the Burmese in 1799 and established his headquarters in the city.
Chiang Mai acquired new importance with the dawn of the 20th century.
On the east, Chiang Mai is bordered by the Chiang Rai, Lampang and Lamphun provinces.
www.chiangmai-online.com /info.html   (1157 words)

 Chiang Mai Hotels, Online Reservations for Hotels in Thailand with Discounts!
Chiang Mai locates conveniently on the heart of downtown adjacent to the famous shoppers' paradise "Night Bazaar", and 10 minutes drive from the Chiang Mai International Airport and 5 minutes drive from the Chiang Mai Railway Station.
The only first-class hotel in Chiang Mai that is situated on the Ping River, the principal waterway in the north flowing through the heart of the city, the majestic Doi Suthep and the undulating mountain range.
Chiang Mai is the second largest city in the country.
www.chiangmairooms.com   (1259 words)

 Chiang Mai - Wikitravel
Chiang Mai has finally introduced Bangkok-style metered taxis, although as of early 2005 there were only 15 plying the streets (versus 2700 songthaews).
Chiang Mai's nightlife scene is the most happening in the North, although still a far cry from Bangkok's.
Chiang Mai is still popular for its nightlife, as well as the charming city and beautiful surrounding countryside.
wikitravel.org /en/Chiang_Mai   (8051 words)

 Chiang Mai Tours and Hotels
Book one of hotels in Chiang Mai at discount rate, and join one of our Chiang Mai tours customized to fit your needs.
Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai is a comfortable yet sophisticated town and gateway to the mountains of northern Thailand.
Chiang Mai Orchid, en route to Doi Suthep and the zoo:
www.circleofasia.com /thailand/chiang-mai   (549 words)

 Chiang Mai Information Travel Guide Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chiang Mai is a good base for mountain treks, and just about every guesthouse advertises treks to visit the hill tribes who live in the surrounding area.
Bus stations linking Chiang Mai to southern Thailand and international capitals are located at various points around the city.
The Chiang Pheuak terminal (a 2 minute walk from the north moat) links the city to other places within Chiang Mai province, while the Chiang Mai Arcade terminal (north east of the city, just off Thanon Kaew Nawarat) is the main link to destinations further afield.
www.info-chiangmai.com   (339 words)

 2Bangkok.com - Chiang Mai Mass Transit
The existing Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son route was well-known for being tough on drivers as it has almost 2,000 curves, but this was part of the innate charm of these northern provinces, he said.
Even though the Chiang Mai Municipality is desperate for better buses as well as a Chiang Mai LRT to replace the Mafia-plagued red minibus, the loss ridden BMTA would not be a good role model for Chiang Mai buses.
Chiang Saen 2 port will be on 400 rai of reformed land ready for service in 2008 with space for an additional 20 cargo boats for agricultural products and PTT oil tankers.
www.2bangkok.com /2bangkok/MassTransit/ChiangMain.shtml   (2810 words)

 Chiang Mai (Part 1)
The central part of Chiang Mai is a square area, surrounded by canals and a city wall.
Chiang Mai furthermore is one of the few places outside Bangkok where you can also find some of the Bangkok style "tuk-tuks".
Chiang Mai is not a very large city, so -if you prefer that- you can do most of your sightseeing by foot.
www.hasekamp.net /chiangmai.htm   (834 words)

 ipedia.com: Chiang Mai province Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
density : 75 inh./km² Ranked 58th ISO 3166-2 : TH-50 Map Chiang Mai is the second-biggest...
The city of Chiang Mai was capital of the kingdom Lannathai after its founding in 1296.
Chiang Mai is subdivided into 22 districts (Amphoe) and 2 minor districts (King Amphoe).
www.ipedia.com /chiang_mai_province.html   (361 words)

 Chiang Mai, Thailand - Lexia International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chiang Mai offers a distinct culture that draws on its close proximity to Burma.
The Lanna Thai capital from the 13th to the 18th centuries, Chiang Mai is divided into an inner city, surrounded by a moat and remnants of an ancient wall, and an outer city, which sprawls in all directions.
It is situated three miles west of downtown Chiang Mai and 350 miles north of Bangkok.
www.lexiaintl.org /Chiang_Mai/index.cfm   (428 words)

 Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) Tourist Guide
Chiang Mai ('New City'), the Northern Capital of Thailand (often referred to as the 'Rose of the North'), was founded by King Mengrai at 4 a.m.
To the west of Chiang Mai is Myanmar (Burma), while the provinces adjacent are Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Lampang and Lamphun.
The Golden Age of Lanna-Chiang Mai lies some 500 years back in the time of King Tilokarat, but the city has recently been undergoing a process of regeneration, and while full of the bustle of modern life, it hasn’t lost touch with its glorious past.
www.gm.chiangmai-online.com   (620 words)

 Chiangmai mail- Chiangmai 's First English Language Newspaper
The last day of the just-finished Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes was, indeed, to coin an off-used phrase: ‘a day to remember”: If not for the somewhat un-sensational cricket; rather than for the meteorological conditions, with incredible storm clouds and winds swirling around the compass.
The Little Chiang Mai Learning and Training Hub located at Baan Thor, Tambon Pa Tan led by Sanikarn Sukapinit, awarded certificates to 16 children on April 7, who had participated in Summer Progress 2006.
Chiang Mai Municipality led by Boonlert Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai Mayor finalized last-minute plans to prepare for the forthcoming Songkran celebrations.
www.chiangmai-mail.com   (387 words)

 Chiang Mai Thailand - information about Chiang Mai, for tourists and foreign residents, expats
During the reigns of Ku Na and Tilok, Chiang Mai became one of the biggest centers for Theravada Buddhism.
The weatherman said Chiang Mai would not accumulate any more water, as the rainfall in town last was a little as 22 millimetres and no run-off has entered town since Friday.
In Chiang Mai, the most seriously affected area was Sarapheen which lies in the downstream outskirts of the city.
thailand.chiangmai-news.com   (2170 words)

 Chiang Mai online guide and Chiang Mai living - 1stopchiangmai.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
chiang mai is an unforgettable experience, that's why we've made this website.
Chiang Mai is famous for its colourful umbrellas.
Of all the places in Thailand to celebrate the Songkran festival Chiang Mai is the best place, but some look for a place...
www.1stopchiangmai.com   (559 words)

 Chiang Mai in Action Tour and Travel Services
Chiang Mai · Chiang Rai · Mae Hong Sorn · Lamphun
Chiang Mai in Action Tour and Travel Services offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Chiang Mai with the greatest of comfort and convenience.
Founded in 1296 AD by King Mangrai, Chiang Mai was for centuries the principal city of the Lanna Kingdom, or the Kingdom of a million rice fields.
www.chiangmaitours.com   (675 words)

 Chiang Mai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mengai founded Chiang Mai ('New Town') in 1296 which became the capital of Lanna.
The well preserved Wat Chiang Man was the first temple to be built by Mengai.
Chiang Mai has developed a culture quite removed from that of the Central Plains, with wooden temples of exquisite beauty.
www.escati.com /chiangmai.htm   (78 words)

 Chiang Mai Hotels and Resorts Thailand
The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai locates conveniently on the heart of downtown adjacent to the famous shoppers' paradise "Night Bazaar", and 10 minutes drive from the Chiang Mai International Airport and 5 minutes drive from the Chiang Mai Railway Station.
The Palm Springs Lodge and City Resort Chiang Mai is known but to a small number of discerning travelers to this ancient city.
Located at the city center of downtown Chiang Mai, Suriwongse Hotel is conveniently accessible by all means of transport.
www.chiangmai-hotels.ws   (617 words)

 U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The original Consulate was established in Chiang Mai in 1950 and was upgraded to a Consulate General in 1986.
District: The Chiang Mai consular district covers fifteen provinces: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Petchabun, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, and Uttaradit.
The U.S. community in Chiang Mai dates to 1867, when American missionaries, doctors and teachers first started efforts that led to the establishment of medical and educational institutions in the north.
bangkok.usembassy.gov /consulcm   (896 words)

 Chiang Mai travel guide and hotels, Chiangmai Thailand
Chiang Mai - The North's largest city, Chiang Mai is the centre for tourism, either in the city or visiting hilltribes, elephant camps and trekking amid wonderful mountain scenery.
Elephant-lovers may prefer to head to Mae Taeng or Chiang Dao, where you can watch elephants at work and go trekking in the countryside.
Chiang Mai is known for its outstanding handicrafts.
www.thailand-guide.org /chiangmai   (275 words)

 Mountain Biking Chiang Mai, Thailand - Downhill mountain bike in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a mountain bike paradise, awash with fantastic trails and brilliant downhill runs.
Mountain biking Chiang Mai is Northern Thailand 's premier mountain biking tour company, and we specialise in adrenalin packed days out from Chiang Mai on a mountain bike.
Chiang Mai Mountain Biking is a Thai - American Partnership combining local knowledge with western standard service and equipment.
www.mountainbikingchiangmai.com /about.html   (465 words)

 .:: Chiangmai Guide ::. Chiangmai Travel Information for Tourist ....
Chiang Mai was founded as the capital of Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Rice fields) in 1296.
It flourished as a major religious, cultural and trading centre until 1556 when a Burmese invasion reduced it to a vassal state.
Many lowland Thais regard Chiang Mai as being something of a national Shangri-La, thanks to its distinctive festivals, historic temples dating from the 1300s, arresting scenic beauty, temperate fruits and a crisp, invigorating cool season climate.
www.chiangmaiguide.com   (136 words)

 Chiang Mai Hotels: Royal Princess Chiang Mai Official Site, Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
Located in the heart of the city near the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, the hotel is within easy access of attractions such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, and Wat Chedi Luang.
Chiang Mai is also only an hour's flight from Bangkok.
For the best in relaxation during your stay in Chiang Mai, the hotel features a swimming pool, Fitness Centre and traditional Thai massage services, while there are also several golf courses not far from the Royal Princess.
chiangmai.royalprincess.com   (274 words)

 Chiang Mai Hotels and Travel Guide
Packed with history, ancient temples and an artistic legacy dating back to the 13th century, Chiang Mai City is northern Thailand's fascinating regional capital.
Originally from China and Burma, many ethnic hill tribes settled in the provinces of Chaing Mai and Chiang Rai years ago, maintaing their own customs, beliefs, dress and languages in villages across the area.
The centre for hand-crafted items, Chiang Mai is a must for visitors interested in antiques, paintings, textiles, silverware, furinture and crafts.
www.gochiangmai.com   (360 words)

 Chiang Mai Getting there and Around
Located approximately 700km north-west of Bangkok, and set at an elevation of around 300 metres, Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city.
Chiang Mai has developed into a first class tourist destination, and is an excellent base from which to explore Northern Thailand.
During most of the year, thanks to its altitude, Chiang Mai is less humid and much cooler, especially at night, than elsewhere in Thailand.
www.amazing-thailand.com /ChiangMai.html   (376 words)

 Tours & Travel in Chiang Mai, Alternative Activities
The Mount and Sky Resort in Mae Rim, 30km north of Chiang Mai Built on the principles of Feng Shui, vegetarian meals, accommodation and a natural setting with landscaped gardens, fitness centre, steam room, dry sauna and mineral water Jacuzzi provide the backdrop for well-being.
Located in the old part of Chiang Mai, in the northwest corner of the moat, only 15-minutes drive from Chiang Mai Airport, and 20-minutes from downtown.
The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School founded in 1993 is a family business run by Sompon and Elizabeth Nabnian which offers daily courses.
www.gochiangmai.com /alt-activites.htm   (1181 words)

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