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Chiangmai (Thailand)----charming city of the North!!

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Population: 1600000

- City 40.216 km2 (15.5 sq mi)
- Metro 2,905 km2 (1,121.6 sq mi)

Climate: Average daytime temperature is 21°c in cool season (Oct-Feb), and much cooler at night. Average daytime temperature is 30°c in hot season (Mar-May). Rainy season starts from Jun-Oct

Sister cities: Kunming, Yunnan, China

Brief info.

Chiang Mai (Thai: เชียงใหม่ (help·info);IPA: [tɕʰɪɑŋ mɑ̀i], Lanna (local): เจียงใหม่;IPA: [tɕɪɑŋ mɑ̀i] ), also sometimes written as "Chiengmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is located some 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city stands on the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river.

In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city; and although it lacks the cosmopolitan nature of Bangkok, it has many attractions for the thousands of foreign visitors who come each year. Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its strategic location on an ancient trade route. Long before the modern influx of foreign visitors, the city served as a major centre for handcrafted goods, umbrellas, jewellery (particularly silver) and woodcarving.[citation needed]

While officially the city (thesaban nakhon) of Chiang Mai only covers most parts of the Mueang Chiang Mai district with a population of 180,000, the urban sprawl of the city now extends into several neighboring districts. This Chiang Mai Metropolitan Area has a population of over one million people, more than half the total of Chiang Mai Province.
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I think we already have a thread for Thai cities

but this is in a different it against a rule or something to post a same thread twice?? how can i delete this then??

one more can i move my thread to Thai forum...i did post sth about Bangkok but then it's probably better to move it to Thai forum

thank you!
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I dont know, just be aware that they exist so you wont seem like you are spamming :)
Chiang Mai is very popular and most visited place in Thailand. Will surely visit this place next vacation.
Spent 8 weeks there last year. Stayed at the Prem (school) but didn't go to school per say. Very fun time and very nice city.
Needs more pics
Here are some of my pics taken last march in Chiang Mai.


I will put on some more soon. No have time left.
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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Doi Suthep)

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Thai: วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ) is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. The temple is located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people. From the temple impressive views of Chiang Mai can be seen and it remains a popular destination of foreign visitors Doi Suthep (naga stairs).jpg

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Here are a the rest of my Chiang mai pictures

Lovely restaurant at the river overlooking a Chiang Mai nightmarket

Tranquil garden at the river

Touristtrap flight of the Gibbon ( Actualy quit ok)

Tattoshop Dejavu. The best in town!

Thai style advertising!:lol:
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Come on people!!:?

Is there anybody with pictures from one of the most beautiful city's in Thailand?:dunno:
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