Kingdom of Lanna 1292 – 1774 (The Northern Thailand)
Mungrai is the king. Chiang Mai is Rachatani or Country. Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai as priceless relics of the Chiang Mai and Lanna territory.
Now : Khon Muang or Lanna man or Lanna Thai.
Live in the northern Thailand. Provinces have 8 provices including : Chiang Mai,Chiang Rai,Mae Hong Son,Nan,Phayao,Phrae,Lampang and Lamphun.Language: The Lanna language or Kham Mueang.Example :
ฮ้อน (hon) hot
ฮัก (hag) to love
ฮู้ (hu) to know
Founded 700 years ago as the capital of the LannaKingdom (Lanna means “a million rice fields”) Chiang Mai is home to more than 300 temples and a multitude of national parks, mountain trails, waterfalls and ancient ruins. In recent years the town has become increasingly metropolitan, though not quite to the extent of other Thai cities, including the nation’s bustling capital, Bangkok. In Chiang Mai, visitors will see 500-year-old temples juxtaposed against convenience stores and modern boutique hotels.
The possibilities for adventure and activity are endless for a visitor to Chiang Mai. For temples (known in Thai as Wats), a good place to start is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most famous temple, which is visible from any corner of the city. The view of Chiang Mai and the Ping valley is spectacular enough to warrant the 200 step upward hike required to view the temple. (Nowadays trams are available to make the trip as well.) Other Wats worth visiting include Wat Chiang Man (the oldest temple in Chiang Mai), Wat Phra Singh, and Wat U-Mong. For more cultural expeditions Chiang Mai boasts a number of interesting museums, including the ChiangMaiNationalMuseum and TribalMuseum.
Chiang Mai is a haven for nature enthusiasts, with its many national parks and waterfalls, and fully exploring just one park can take a number of days. The highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon, is 2,565 meters above sea level and is part of the DoiInthanonNational Park. In the winter the temperature is below freezing at the park and the mountain is usually covered in thick fog, a favorite time for visitors to mount the peak. Doi Inthanon is the source of many rivers that flow through the region and boasts beautiful waterfalls, exotic flora and fauna and a cave worth exploring.
Visitors in search of a more nontraditional experience can take a breathtaking balloon flight over the city, participate in a mahout course at Maesa Elephant Camp and be part of the conservation of Thailand’s national animal, go bamboo rafting, take a leap from 165 feet in the air with Jungle Bungy or enjoy a Thai cooking class (contact TAT Northern Office: Region 1 at 0 5324 8604). In Chiang Mai the sky is-literally-the limit. Many travelers also use Chiang Mai as a base before trekking into the Hill tribe villages of the further north. Hill tribes consist of ethnic groups that have migrated to Thailand from Tibet, Burma, China and Laos. Each has a unique culture and is self-sufficient. The main groups include the Mien, Lasu, Lisu, Akha, Karen and Hmong tribes.
Chiang Mai would be best suited to travelers with a healthy sense of adventure. There are many terrific spa resorts available around the city. With its rich history the Lanna city has earned a position as the most culturally significant city in the north of Thailand. Certainly, Chiang Mai is a window into different kind of Thailand, where time seems to stand still and the clouds are close enough to touch.Travel thailand website: hope to know will come to see our place and where is your AusWaThai shirt-- Edited by Sawasdee on Friday 26th of June 2009 01:25:50 AM-- Edited by wanphen on Wednesday 15th of July 2009 01:10:39 PM
Lanna Story : Lanna Thai
3 The King (King khun Ramkumhaeng , Paya Mungrai,Paya ngam Muang )Agreement to stop war and construction of Chiang Mai. Past 700 years under Siam (Thailand) with the Ping River..
Please Lanna people or Khon Muang heritage and conservation Khum Muang or Lanna language and Lanna culture ..