Northern Delights – three days in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
Northern Thailand, with its hills and invigorating breezes, feels culturally distinct from the rest of the kingdom. From the 13th to 18th century, the Northern provinces made up the kingdom of Lanna, which has its own, art, architectural styles and language, while local hill-tribes, with their distinctive customs and costumes added to the cultural mix. The region was once part of the Golden Triangle, where illegal poppies were farmed. But King Rama IX helped locals to diversify into other crops so fruit and vegetables now thrive where opium once flourished.
Now Chiang Mai and Chang Rai boast a laid-back atmosphere, amazing
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