drbubb Posted June 16, 2013 Report Share Posted June 16, 2013 Chiang Mai, Thailand Notes (TH#2) : NEWS & More Finding and developing the City's Creativity : img#2/source: http://www.lonelypla...and/chiang-mai/Chiang MaiChiang Mai - sometimes written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province , a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296 - 1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is on the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river. While officially the city (thesaban nakhon) of Chiang Mai only covers most parts of the Mueang Chiang Mai district with a population of 160,000, the urban sprawl of the city now extends into several neighboring districts. This Chiang Mai Metropolitan Area has a population of nearly one million people, more than half the total of Chiang Mai Province. The city is subdivided into four wards (khwaeng): 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.===/more: http://property-thailand.co/chiang-mai / SSC- Regional Thailand : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=604 / ChiangMai CityNews : http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?cate=7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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