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CHIANG MAI • THAILAND | TRAVELBOOK — LET’S EXPLORE!

Chiang Mai has a very long History. It was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Nowadays it's a really modern town, very similar to Bangkok. Chiang Mai literally means "new town" and has kept the title regardless of observing its 700th anniversary in 1996. King Meng Rai the Great founded the town as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom on Thursday, April 12, 1296 around the Exact Same period as the institution of this Sukhothai Kingdom. King Meng Rai even conferred with his buddies, King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao before picking the website where the capital of the Lanna Kingdom was founded. Henceforth Mai not only became the capital and cultural center of the Lanna...

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