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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai
Queen’s Palace in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Map
Map of Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand.  This city contains the most cultural diversity of any other city in Thailand.  There are noticeable differences in the food, people, and attitude in this part of Thailand.  More tourists are making the trip to Chiang Mai, and the city has responded with offering more attractions and modern facilities attracting more than 1 million tourists a year.  The highest mountain in Thailand is near Chiang Mai which is located on the Ping river.

The city is subdivided into four wards: Nakhon Ping, Srivijaya, Mengrai, and Kawila. The first three are on the west bank of the Ping River, and Kawila is located on the east bank. Nakhon Ping district comprises the north side of the city. Srivijaya, Mengrai, and Kawila consist of the west, south, and east respectively. The city center—within the city walls—is mostly with Srivijaya ward.

Location: North West Thailand; 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok

Population: 961,000

Area: 315 sq km (1,122 sq mi)

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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National Geographic Traveler: Thailand, 3rd Edition

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