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Capital of Chiang Mai province with a city population of 148,477 (2008).The city is 700 km ( 435 miles ) north of Bangkok and covers an area of 20,107 sq km .The province has some of the highest mountains in Thailand and the city stands on the river Ping, which is a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river which runs through Bangkok.The people speak Khan Muang also known as Northern Thai or Lanna.Chaing Mai has one of the most famous temples in Thailand standing on the Doi Suthip, a hill to the north west of the city. Known as Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep this temple dates from 1383.However that being said Chiang Mai province has over 300 temples.

Also there is the National Park at Doi Inthanon, Dokmai gardens which has over 650 plant species including 120 different vegetables.There is the Elephant nature park 60 km ( 37 miles ) north of the city where many rescued elephants reside.

Hillside tribe tourism and trekking which mostly involves visits to the various local hill tribes including Akha / Hmong / Karen & Lisa tribes.

Shopping is great in Chaing Mai with the local night bazaar that stretches over many main streets, side streets and shopping mall areas. On Sunday evening the handicraft and food market is held at Rachadamnoen road.

Getting to Chiang Mai from Bangkok could not be easier there are up to 14 trains a day which takes about 12 to 15 hours overnight. Flights from BKK up to 28  a day and takes about one hour ten minutes. Hotels and tours are well catered for within the airport at Chiang Mai.

Average high for the year          deg C    31.9

Average low for the year           deg C   20.5

Average rainfall for the year       113 mm

( 44.34 inches)

Chiang Mai Page 2, Administrative Divisions & Districts
Chiang Mai Page 1, Province & Capital
Chiang Mai Page 1, Province & Capital

Chiang Mai Province & Capital & Doi Suthep