Tourist places in Chiang Mai allow you to experience the best offerings of Thailand. Chiang Mai city is known for being the largest city in the Beautiful country of Thailand. The Chiang Mai is also known as the Chiengmai and sometimes Chiangmai. It was the capital of a kingdom called, “The Kingdom of Chaing Mai”, a state that was a tributary to Thailand The state of Thailand from the 1700s, onwards to somewhere in the 1890s, which had a prince who was the only namesake. It lays somewhere among the highest mountain ranges that exist in Thailand and lies at a distance of about 700 km away from the very busy, very pretty city of Bangkok. It lies on the banks of the Of Ping, which is one very major tributary of the River of Chao Phraya.
The word, “Chiang Mai”, essentially means something along the lines of “New City”, and the city is known as this because it was the named the new capital of the kingdom, after the city of Chiang Rai. Therefore, Chiang Mai is a city tucked away on the tresses of the mountains in Thailand and was the capital of a very independent kingdom of Lanna to the year of 1558. In the older parts of the city, there are the leftovers of all the amazing walls, monuments, statues, temples that were built in the beautiful city which make Chiang Mai tour packages pretty exciting. Chiang Mai is the hub of almost all social and cultural activities of the country.
The mixture is as homogenous as it gets. It is also religiously accentuated to suit the needs of everyone living in this city. Hundreds of carved temples of Buddhists. These temples, such as the Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, are beautifully decorated with serpents carved all over the walls, and caves and every outer surface. The amazing view from the mountains, the secluded spots for couples and lovers, the wind the blows, the river that flows in the true essence of an Asian scenic view, is beautiful and appreciated by one and all.