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Chiangmai

A splendid city of culture

 

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Chiang Mai is the most important cultural city in northern Thailand. The province covers an area of ​​20,107 square kilometers and surrounded by a ring of mountains and hundreds of sacred temples.

With its over 700 years of enchanting “Lanna” history, Chiang Mai has a very unique culture, language, tradition, art and festivals. Today the city is modern and dynamic, but it hasn’t lost its down-to-earth charm. Moreover, Chiang Mai has become the hub for adventure sports, including trekking and mountain biking, and it’s also an important centre for crafts and decorative arts.

Famous as one of the top destinations to live in Asia, in recent years the demand for is increasing, due to the rising number of foreigners who want to settle in Chiang Mai. The town is generally regarded as cheaper, less touristy and less congested than Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket.

Investment Zone:

Nimmarnhemmintr

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Nimmarnhemin, Chiang Mai’s chic quarter, is the most famous hangout area. This trendy street is full of lovely boutique hotels and offers a huge numbers of hip cafés, pubs and restaurants, little boutiques and art galleries.

Nimmanhemin Street runs between two main roads; Suthep and Huay Kaew. It is a hot spot for property investment, known as the “golden land”, similarly to Bangkok’s Thong Lor.

 

Hang Dong

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The town of Hang Dong has been famous for many years because of “Ban Twai”, the biggest handicraft market in Chiang Mai. It’s another shopping destination for both tourists and locals, selling everything from small souvenirs, modern or traditional designer furniture to special wood-carved crafts. An interesting place to hang around, with many cosy coffee shops where to sit and relax.
On the other hand, Hang Dong’s green space and quiet area, especially the canal road running closer to the foot of Doi Suthep, has already attracted major developers to build property projects.

 

Highlight products in Chiang Mai

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Known as the Capital of handicrafts, the most striking art is woodcarving, thanks to the excellent quality of hardwood from the forest of northern Thailand. “Baan Tawai” is not only the hub of furniture production but also one of the most important craft centers in Thailand.

 

 

 

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