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Chiang Mai City

Chiang Mai means “new city” in Thai, and it has kept that name even though it turned 700 years old in 1996. On Thursday, April 12, 1296, King Meng Rai the Great made the city the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. This was around the same time that the Sukhothai Kingdom was founded. King Meng …

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Travel to Fang

From Chiang Mai, the route goes north on Highway 107, following the Mae Hong Son loop at first. After 56km, on the right, there is an elephant training center that puts on logging shows every day at 9am and 10am (June-April: THB40). It’s a trap for tourists, though. You’d be better off going to a …

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Chiang Mai Province

Even though Chiang Mai’s fast economic growth in recent years, which is mostly due to tourism, has caused some problems, the city still manages to keep the charming feel of an old village. With a population of 150,000, this is the country’s second largest city, but it couldn’t be more different from Bangkok. The people …

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