Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chiang Mai (in Thai เชียงใหม่), also sometimes called Chiengmai, is the 2nd largest city in Thailand and the largest in northern Thailand. Nestled among the mountains which form the northern region of Thailand, Chiang Mai is about 700 kilometers northwest of Bangkok. Chiang Mai is also the capital of Chiang Mai province.

Square region in the center of Chiang Mai, surrounded by a moat and ruins of city walls are still visible in some places. The length of each side about 1.5 miles. Since 1990, the government of Chiang Mai ban the construction of skyscraper in the distance of 93 meters was calculated from the city walls to protect and preserve scenery of this ancient city. In the city moat also made water filtration system to maintain the cleanliness of the water trench.


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