Chiang Mai, Thailand

The city of Chiang Mai, founded in April of 1296, was once a capital city protected by a powerful defensive wall, surrounded by a square moat. Although most of the inner wall has since been destroyed, some of it still remains intact. Regardless, the rich culture of the once powerful Lanna Kingdom still lives on in this modern Thai city. Chiang Mai was the original capitol of the Kingdom of Lanna, who built and inhabited of the area until 1558, when it came under Burmese rule. The Lanna people fled to Lampang, just east of Chiang Mai. In…

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