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Where & Why Chiang Mai?
Where & Why Chiang Mai?
Date 2014-04-01 | View 667 person

Thailand is a wonderous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.

Chiang Mai  is the largest and most culturally significant province in northern, Thailand.  A former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) The city is along the Ping River.  Chiang Mai means "new city" and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296.

It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country.   In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors each year.

Chiang Mai was one of three Thai cities contending for Thailand's bid to host the World EXPO 2020 (the others were Chon Buri and Ayutthaya). However, Ayutthaya was the city chosen by the Thai Parliament to register for the international competition.

It has also recently positioned itself to become a Creative City, and is considering applying for Creative City Status with UNESCO.   Chiang Mai is one of two tourists destination in Thailand on Trip Adviser's list of "25 Best Destinations in the World", where it stands in place 24.

Chiang Mai has a tropical wet and dry climate, tempered by the low latitude and moderate elevation, with warm to hot weather year-round, though nighttime conditions during the dry season can be cool and are much lower than daytime highs. The maximum temperature ever recorded is 42.4 °C (108.3 °F) in May 2005.