9 Interesting Facts about Chiang Mai, the Biggest City in Northern Thailand

9 Interesting Facts about Chiang Mai, the Biggest City in Northern Thailand

Talking about countries in Southeast Asia that are visited by many tourists from all over the world for vacations, Thailand is certainly not to be missed. Various cities in Thailand do have many interesting tourist attractions, one of which is Chiang Mai.

In addition to local cuisine, it turns out that many historical and cultural places can be visited when visiting Chiang Mai, you know. As reported by the Chiang Mai Province Official Site and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, here are some interesting facts about Chiang Mai that you should know. Immediately read to the end, come on!

  1. Known as the “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 by King Meng Rai, king of the Lanna Kingdom
  2. Chiang Mai became the second capital of the Lanna kingdom after replacing the first capital, Chiang Rai
  3. Located between the mountains, Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok and the largest city in northern Thailand
  4. Growing up as a thriving city, Chiang Mai is now the unofficial capital of northern Thailand
  5. Chiang Mai has unique tourist attractions such as villages with long-neck women, gold-plated temples, and cherry blossoms in Thailand
  6. Have limited vacation funds? Calm! Vacations in Chiang Mai are known to be pocket-friendly, you know
  7. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and natural waterfalls, Chiang Mai is suitable for outdoor lovers. Including you, right?
  8. In the top 4 largest cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai is also one of the richest cities, you know
  9. Foreign tourists also agree, that if Chiang Mai is chosen as one of the safest cities for foreign tourists in Thailand, you know

Besides Bangkok, Chiang Mai also turns out to be an interesting city that must be visited sometime when you go to Thailand, yes. So, when to Chiang Mai?