Chiang Mai, also called "Rose of the North", and their surroundings with their idyllic location on the banks of the Ping River are outfitted with the unique natural beauty as well as by distinctive cultural and historical monuments.
Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of Lanna Kingdom and can look back on a long, mostly independent history, thanks to which the city has preserved its cultural identity to a great extent. This is reflected not only in the daily life of its inhabitants again, their dialect, customs and cuisine have been preserved, but also in a variety of fascinating ancient temples in northern Thai style, from which the love speaks to architectural detail. Chiang Mai is also traditionally known as the center of craftsmanship. Ornate products of silk, wood, silver, ceramics and much more. making the city the first choice for all lovers of art and crafts.
From November to April is the dry season in northern Thailand, where it can cool down at night in December and January. In March and April, however, the thermometer rises to 35 ° Celsius. The rainy season from June to September usually brings short but heavy rain with it. Then the rice fields and mountains of the region shining in deep green.
Quelle: Tourism Authority of Thailand. Translated with Google translator