Chiang Mai Travel Guide
Chiang Mai is a city in northern Thailand with a beautiful environment and a cool climate, and is a famous summer resort.
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was the capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Chiang Mai has long been the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand and still retains many precious historical and cultural relics. The Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It's also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents. Chiang Mai's silks and textiles are also well-known in the world. A large number of silks and textiles are exported every year, which is an important pillar of Thai manufacturing.