Chiang Mai, also known as Rose of the North, is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is well appreciated for its’ exquisite natural beauty, a multitude of attractions, warm authentic hospitality and incredible ethnic diversity, due to proximity to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996. it was also to be the center of Buddhism in northern Thailand, there are many northern style temples in the city and all around.
Chiang Mai is also blessed with beautiful natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. The presence of numerous hill tribes that live a unique culture, enhances Chiang Mai's distinctive diversity. There is an array of unique adventures to discover in Chiang Mai, from the beautiful and historic temples, and natural outdoor activities, to the variety of locally made arts and crafts, cultural performances and breathtaking scenery, which holistically make Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations.
Information by Tourism Authority of Thailand