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Culture Articles of Chiang Mai

Culture, travel guides, Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai you'll find a merry melange of cultures that include the hill tribe people, Burmese, Chinese, and other ethnic groups such as the Mons and the Tais. Some Muslims and a dash of Europeans and you have a multicultural pie that defies description. There's an amazing tolerance and happy co-existence which you could attribute to the Buddhist religion or the natural bonhomie of the Thai people.


Latest Culture Articles

History, Lanna Culture and King Mengrai

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2008

Lanna is the given name of a prosperous self ruling kingdom, once the power base of the whole of Northern Thailand as well as parts of present day Burma (Myanmar) and Laos. The title means "Land of a million rice fields".... read more.

Songkran in Chiang Mai

Songkran in Chiang Mai

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2008

The most amazingly wild, wet and sanook of all Thailand's festivals is Songkran, which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for three wild, wet, and extremely fun days.... read more.

Songkran in Chiang Mai

Events and Festivals in Chiang Mai

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2008

Not the least of the North's attractions are the many festivals that dot the calendar. All Thais love a celebration but northerners have a special flair for them. The Songkran New Year festival in April, for example, is seen at its most colorful and boisterous in Chiang Mai.... read more.

People of Chiang Mai

Last Updated: 02 Oct 2007

With a population of 1,547,085 Chiang Mai is one of Thailand's largest provinces. Of the above number, 170,348 are currently living in Chiang Mai's city area with the rest distributed throughout Chiang Mai's 21 districts, 2 sub-districts. 80% of the people in Chiang Mai are locals by birth, and speak a dialect... read more.

Hilltribes

Last Updated: 02 Oct 2007

The people that inhabit the hills of Northern Thailand have long been a curiosity for visitors to the kingdom. Living a life apart from the lowland Thais, these migratory people seem trapped in a time warp stretching back to the middle ages.... read more.

Thai Architecture

Last Updated: 02 Oct 2007

The most distinctive style of Thai architecture is seen in the many temples located all over Thailand. Chiang Mai has no shortage of these, conspicuous for their steep stuccoed roofs and ornate filigree.... read more.

Thai Art

Last Updated: 02 Oct 2007

Originating strictly as a religious form, traditional Thai art is often associated with Buddhism and the sangha - the community.... read more.