“Chiengmai” or “Chiangmai”, is the most important cultural city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai province, an ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom (1296-1768). In 1932 Chiang Mai became the second level administrative unit of Thailand when Phayap Monthon administrative unit, remnants of the Kingdom of Lanna was dissolved. Chiang Mai from Bangkok, 700 km (435 miles) to the north, in the middle of the highest mountain in Thailand. Chiang Mai means “new city” and was named so because it is the new capital, founded in 1296. Some information Travel Chiang Mai would like to share with you.
Travel to Chiang Mai when?
Depending on the fund of your travel time that can arrange a trip to Chiang Mai. You can get to Chiang Mai anytime, however should go into festive occasion to fully enjoy cultural nuances here.
Festival in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai route you should go to festivals. The famous festival is Loi Krathong (Festival Hoa Dang and sun lamps), Songkran, Chiang Mai Flower Festival.
Loi Krathong (locally known as Yee Peng)
Is held on the full moon of the 12th lunar month in Thailand, the full moon day of the 2nd month of the Lanna calendar old. In the calendar this usually falls in the month day 11. Each year thousands of people to attend, they make the light falls over with banana leaves (krathong), decorated with flowers and candles, and then drop out of the city line. Thousands of sky lanterns Lanna (called bending fai Lantern or kom loi) is also released into the air. The sky lantern is supposed to help local people get rid of troubles and are also taken to decorate houses and streets.
For accurate information on Festival Day held annually. You should refer to the information through the following website address: http://www.chiangmai-alacarte.com/loy-krathong-festival-november-5-6-and-7-2014-0
Following 2 days of collective drop lights is: Date your Local (free) and the date for international (Fee). These days you should join a local drop lights, but if possible, participate in the International Day for bonus are many things (pick up, Lanna style dinner, 2 lamp, 1 towel and move especially spaces hate).
Loykrathong Festival 2013 will begin on 16-18 / 11. Loy Krathong festival on 17/11/2013 Local (true full moon lunar October). International festival Yeepeng on 23/11/2013.
Songkran: Held in mid-April in the traditional Lunar New Year in Thailand. Chiang Mai is one of the most popular places to attend this festival. A variety of exciting activities related religion is held every year, including the parades and a Miss Songkran contest.
Chiang Mai Flower Festival: A three-day festival is held on the first weekend of February each year, this event was held at the United species of temperate and tropical Chiang Mai is blooming.
Rent motorcycle in Chiang Mai
Like other cities of Thailand. When renting a car you will have to reset Passport or you can order copies Passport along with the deposits is from 3000-5000 baht. To rent your car to ask the guest house where you are, it’s more convenient for you very much.
Car rental from 150bth- 200bth (cleverly and find cheaper accommodation, the 150 offline), the popular vehicles are 100cc – 125cc (just in VN only).
Migration in Chiang Mai
The physician can ride longer very popular tuk tuk prices depending capabilities of your bargain. You can also travel by motorcycle, car rental rates are 200bath / day, Tipper gasoline.