Announcement from Thailand Directory.

Announcement from Thailand Directory.

1) Mae Hong Son
2) Chiang Mai
3) Chiang Rai
4) Phayao
5) Lampang
6) Lamphun
7) Phrae
8) Nan
9) Tak
10) Sukhothai
11) Uttaradit
12) Phitsanulok
13) Kamphaeng Phet
14) Phichit
15) Phetchabun
26) Uthai Thani
27) Nakhon Sawan

:: North East
16) Loei
17) Chaiyaphum
18) Nong Bua Lamphu
19) Khon Kaen
20) Udon Thani
21) Nong Khai
22) Sakon Nakhon
23) Nakhon Phanom
24) Kalasin
25) Mukdahan
36) Nakhonratchasima (Khorat)
37) Maha Sarakham
38) Roi Et
39) Yasothon
40) Amnart Charoen
41) Buriram
42) Surin
43) Si Sa Ket
44) Ubon Ratchathani

55) Chon Buri (Pattaya)
58) Rayong
59) Chanthaburi
60) Trat

:: Central
28) Chainat
29) Kanchanaburi
30) Suphan Buri
31) Sing Buri
32) Ang Thong
33) Lop Buri
34) Saraburi
35) Ayutthaya
45) Ratchaburi
46) Nakhon Pathom
47) Nonthaburi
48) Pathum Thani
49) Bangkok
50) Samut Songkhram
51) Samut Sakhon
52) Samut Prakan
53) Nakhon Nayok
54) Chachoengsao
56) Prachin Buri
57) Sa Kaeo
61) Phetchaburi (Cha-Am)
62) Prachuapkhirikhan

:: South
63) Chumphon
64) Ranong
65) Surat Thani (Samui)
66) Phang-Nga
67) Krabi
68) Phuket
69) Nakhon Si Thammarat
70) Trang
71) Phatthalung
72) Satun
73) Songkhla
74) Pattani
75) Yala
76) Narathiwat

from http://www.tourismthailand.org/destinationguide/default.aspx#Map

General Information in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Experiencing the merging of the past into the present in Chiang Mai where locals are proud of the city's 700-year history. Its rich traditional heritage and unique culture is a perfect foundation for the development of the city. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. The original city layout still exists as a neat square surrounded by a moat with vestiges of the fortified wall and its four main gates offering prime access to the old town.
For years, tourists have mistaken Chiang Mai as the northern junction and the base from which they can explore other provinces. The phrase "a day in Chiang Mai is enough to see things around" was common. Today, tourists are surprised by the fact that there is always something new to discover Chiang Mai. Intriguing diversity among ethnic tribes coupled with breathtaking scenery makes Chiang Mai one of Asia's most attractive tourist destinations. Two weeks in Chiang Mai may not be long enough for serious travelers.
The old city of Chiang Mai with its fascinating indigenous cultural identity such as diverse dialects, cuisine, architecture, traditional values, festivals, handicrafts and classical dances is a prime location in its own right. In addition, the presence of hill tribes and their wealth of unique cultures enhance Chiang Mai's distinctive diversity.
Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources of mountains (dois), waterfalls, and other nature-based tourist attractions. At the same time, Chiang Mai residents are warm, gracious and congenial providing authentic hospitality making visits memorable and meaningful. Moreover, visitors from all walks of life can collect handicrafts of silk, silver and wood produced locally as timeless souvenirs. Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy themselves to the fullest.
The Past
Chiang Mai literally means new city and has retained the name despite having celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1996. King Meng Rai founded the city as the capital of the Lanna (A Million Rice Fields) Kingdom on Thursday, 12th April 1296 during the same period of time as the establishment of the Sukhothai Kingdom. King Meng Rai the Great conferred with his friends, King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao before choosing the site where the capital of the Lanna Kingdom was to be founded.
From then, Chiang Mai not only became the capital and cultural core of the Lanna Kingdom, it was also the centre of Buddhism in northern Thailand. King Meng Rai himself was very religious and founded many of the city's temples, which are still important today.
At the height of its power, the Lanna Kingdom extended its territory far into Burma and Laos, and southwards to Kamphaeng Phet a province above Sukhothai.
The Burmese conquered the Lanna Kingdom in 1556 ending the dynasty founded by King Meng Rai that lasted over 250 years. As Burma had occupied Chiang Mai for nearly 200 years, Burmese architectural influences are visible in many temples. At the end of the 18th century, King Taksin the Great regrouped the Thais in the south and finally drove the Burmese out with the help of King Kawila of Lampang thereby regaining Thai independence from Burma. Chiang Mai was then governed by a succession of princes who ruled the north as a Siamese protectorate under the Chakri dynasty. In the late 19th century, King Rama V appointed a high commissioner in Chiang Mai and it was only in 1939 that Chiang Mai finally came under the direct control of the central government in Bangkok the same time the country was renamed Thailand.
In the past, Chiang Mai was only accessible by river and elephants. More convenient access was achieved only when the railway line was completed in the late 1920's. Moreover, the first motor vehicle driven directly from Bangkok arrived in Chiang Mai in 1932. Such isolation was more favorable to Chiang Mai as it helped to nurture and preserve the unique Lanna culture.When we look at Chiang Mai today, it is the economic, cultural and communications hub of northern Thailand complete with excellent infrastructure, good roads, by passes and road tunnels, and reliable communications infrastructure.
The Setting
Chiang Mai, with an altitude of approximately 310 meters above sea level, is situated approximately 700 kilometers from Bangkok on the Mae Ping River basin. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, the city covers an area of approximately 20,107 square kilometers and is the country's second largest province. Chiang Mai borders Myanmar on the north, Lamphun and Tak Provinces on the south, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Lamphun Provinces on the east and Mae Hong Son Province on the west. The terrain is mainly comprised of jungles and mountains, which are home to the hill tribes. In addition, wildlife and exotic flora may be found in the national parks.
Most of Chiang Mai's mountains are oriented from north to south. Together they create a multitude of streams and tributaries including Mae Chaem, Mae Ngat and Mae Klang. One of Chiang Mai's distinctive features is Doi Inthanon, Thailands highest peak, which is 2,575 meters above sea level. In addition, the province boasts flat, fertile valleys, which spread along the banks of the largest and most important river in Chiang Mai Mae Nam Ping (Ping River) which originates from the Chiang Dao mountain range



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