CHIANG MAI, THE ROSE OF THE NORTH

An hour by plane from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the capital of the North beloved of the Thais. It is both a traditional walled city open to the modern world. It has a long history full of myth and legend as countless ruins and temples. The tenor of life is gentle, its rhythm easy and the city is perfectly placed for lovers of the beauty of nature and of mountain sports. Chiang Mai is known for its traditional festivals, and especially the festival of lanterns, Loy Krathong that will be held the weekend before the race.