Founded in 1296 CE, Chiang Mai is a culturally and historically interesting city, at one time the capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom. Located among the rolling foothills of the Himalayan Mountains 700 km north of Bangkok, it could only be reached by an arduous river journey or an elephant trek until the 1920s. This isolation helped keep Chiang Mai's distinctive charm intact.
Foreigners coming to Thailand for more than one month will require a visa which they can get in their home country from the Thai Embassy or Consulate Office. Depending on the purpose of your visit (studying, seeking business opportunities, wanting to work or just for a holiday) should apply for the specific Visa for that purpose.
|Currency used||Thai Baht (฿)|
|Area (km2)||20,107.057 km2|