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Interesting Facts about Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Country: Thailand

Chiang Mai by the Numbers:

Population: 170,000

Elevation: 314 m / 1030 ft

Average Annual Rainfall: 120.6 cm / 47.5 in

Average January Temperature: 21.6°C / 71°F

Average July Temperature: 28°C / 82°F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: Tourism, the teak industry, silver and wood articles, pottery, silk and cotton goods

Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz; standard two-pin plug

Time Zone: GMT+ 7

Country Dialing Code: +66

Area Code: 53

Religion:  85% Buddhists

Number of Buddhist temples: over 300

Number of Buddhist temples in the Province:  1253 Estimated number of tourists/year: 24,000

Did You Know?

Chiang Mai means "new city" and was founded by King Mengrai in 1296. It became the capital of the Lannathai kingdom, following Chiang Rai.

Things to See in Chiang Mai

  1. Old City
  2. Thapae Gate
  3. Chiang Mai International Airport

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