Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand. It was a former capital of the kingdom of Lan Na (1296–1768), which later became the Kingdom of Chiang Mai, a tributary state of Siam from 1774 to 1899, and finally the seat of princely rulers until 1939. It is 700 km (435 mi) from Bangkok with nearly 1.8 million people covering area 20,107.057 km2. The city sits astride the Ping River, main tributaries of the Chao Phraya River the main river of Thailand.
Chiang Mai is No.2 on Travel and Leisure’s 2019 list of “The Top 10 Cities in Asia”. The city has became the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in craft and folk art field in 2017. Moreover. It was UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List in 2015, which the property zone is in the old city walls and Doi Suthep national park.
Nature & Parks
Chiang Mai Attractions: http://www.tourismchiangmai.org/en