Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. 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.
Chiang Mai is a city of beauty that has its own culture, known also as “THE ROSE OF THE NORTH”
Chiang Mai is also famous for ancient temples, handicrafts, hilltribe village and natural beauty.
Chiang Mai also offers a good base to visit Mae Hong Son province which like Chiang Mai derives its beauty from its majestic mountains and hill tribe culture.