Explore: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Those who are yet to visit Chiang Mai, this month would be a perfect time to visit the famous city in northern Thailand! Allow us to show you why in this installment of Explore!

Located 700 kilometers north of Bangkok, the city of Chiang Mai, the capital of the province of the same name, is the biggest and most culturally important city in the northern Thailand. It’s one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations, famous for its nature adventures, hundreds of ornate Buddhist temples called wat, and fascinating festivals.

Among the best known of these festivals held in Chiang Mai is the Songkran Water Festival, Thailand’s traditional New Year’s Day celebration (the city is known for having the biggest and most famous Songkran events) set to happen on April 13 – 15 this year; and Loi Krathong/Yi Peng wherein buoyant decorations called krathong are floated on the river and sky lanterns called khom loi are lit and launched in the air.

Not quite sure why you should head to this Thai city soon? We have a handful of beautiful travel snaps from our fellow lomographers to show you around, and hopefully convince you to visit this fascinating part of Asia!

Credits: wondersattva, gotoarizona, alicebee, wil6ka, ne_lo, itisanormalname, g-panda, pawathj & alarm

A series inspired by our Community’s intrepid travelers, Explore puts the spotlight on some of the must-visit places around the world through beautiful and wanderlust-inducing lomographs.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-08 in #world #locations #explore #chiang-mai #explore-series #thailand #travel

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    herbert-4 ·

    There is a very old, silent movie called "Chang" that was made near Change Mai, in the jungle. Very cute movie. Find and watch!! I had it, years ago, on VHS tape.

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