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Learn Cooking Thai Food

Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is known for being spicy.

Balance, detail and variety are important to Thai cooking. Thai food is known for its balance of the five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and (optional) bitter.

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Elephant riding in Chiang Mai

Elephant riding in Chiang Mai is one of the city’s delightful and unusual activities. Chiang Mai offers many opportunities for Elephant riding as there are several Elephant Camps on the outskirts of Chiang Mai which, among many other great attractions, give you the chance to enjoy Elephant Riding.

The elephant population in Thailand is sadly in decline but fortunately these camps help to ensure their survival and a visit makes a great day out for all the family. You can even take a course in learning to be a Mahout.

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Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. It is located in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai Province.

This mountain is an ultra prominent peak and was also known in the past as Doi Luang (meaning big mountain) or Doi Ang Ka,meaning the crow’s pond top. Near the mountain’s base was a pond where many crows gathered.
The name Doi Inthanon was given in honour of the king Inthawichayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai, who was concerned about the forests in the north and tried to preserve them. He ordered that after his death his remains shall be placed at Doi Luang, which was then renamed.
Today, the summit of Doi Inthanon is a popular tourist destination for both foreign and Thai tourists, with a peak of 12,000+ visitors visiting the summit on New Year’s Day. In addition to a range of tourist facilities on the summit, there is also a Royal Thai Air Force weather radar antenna on the summit.
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Top Chiang Mai Attractions

These are the top attractions in Chiang Mai.

Wat Chiang Man, the former residence of King Mengrai is the oldest temple in town, situated in the north-eastern section of the old city.

Wat Chedi Luang is the biggest Chedi in Chiang Mai located. This temple was built during the sixth kingdom of the Mengrai Dynasty.

Located on the west side within the city wall is Wat Phra Singha, with an elegant architecture and home to an important Buddha image named Phra Phut Tha Si Hing.

Undoubtedly the highlight of Chiang Mai’s temple offering is Wat Phra That, built in 1383 atop Doi Suthep with a 300-step naga staircases leading up to the Wat.

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, overflows along Chang Klan road with it’s endless rows of stalls, it is indeed the best place for bargain hunting and souvenirs with a seemingly limitless array of products

There are pedestrian walking streets every Sunday evening, starting from the Tha Pae Gate along the Ratchadamnern Road and several near by streets, the vendors set up the stalls selling traditional Lanna Thai products or offering services ranging from Thai massage to Thai music.

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The History of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Rose of the North is located in a board fertile basin of Ping river, about 700 km north of Bangkok. Regarding as the principal city of the northern region, Chiang Mai consists of distinctive culture and various ethnic group along with beautiful scenery of natural environment.

Nowadays, Chiang mai is the commercial, educational,and travel center. Among the modern civilization, there are still numerous remaining of its long and glorious culture. Moreover the hospitality of people, old local traditions and belief and a hundred of monuments are very unique.

Chiangmai is an old city with a proud history. It was founded by King Mengrai who united several tribes and named the new land as Lanna Kingdom. In 1259, he governed the throne and built Chiangrai as his capital in 1262. In 1291, he decided to build a new city as the capital of Lanna Kingdom.

He invited King Ramkhamhaeng the Great of Sukhothai Kingdom, and King Ngam Nuang of Phayao Kingdom, both were his close friends, to help select a site for the new city. They decided to build the new city on a fertile plain between Doi Suthep Mountain and the bank of the Ping River.The new city was completed, surrounded by a moat and wall, in 1296. It was named Nopphaburi Si Nakhonping Chiangmai .
Chiang Mai was the capital of Lanna Kingdom for a long time. It was attacked frequently and finally came under the control of Ayuthaya, then Burma. In 1774, King Taksin the Great of Thailand recovered it from the Burmese. Since then Chiang Mai province has been a part of Thailand .

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