Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern
is located some 700km to the north of Bangkok,
some of the highest
in the country.
city stands on the Ping River, a major
tributary of the Chao
Mai has many attractions for
the thousands of foreign visitors
who come to the city each
Mai's historic strength derived from its important strategic
on an ancient trade route, and
the city served as an important
handcrafted goods, umbrellas, jewellery ( particularly
silver ) and woodcarving.