Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna is part of the Tentative list of Thailand in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
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- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Chiang Mai is a major tourist hub in northern thailand, especially for the backpacking crowd. Luckily, it is also very beautiful, with lots and lots of temples and ruins scattered around the town. I spent the whole day just walking from temple to temple in the core of the old city, but skipped the more out-of-town elements. The temple architecture seems to be more varied and playful than the more majestic ones in Bangkok, which was fine for me. Most temples are active places of worship and not just tourist ruins, so the place feels quite lively. With its sheer beauty and high concentration of interesting buildings, Chiang Mai seems to be a worthy candidate for a WHS, although I am not sure if each and every component of the voluminous proposal is necessary.
Visited in January 2014
Importance 4/5 Beauty 5/5 Uniqueness 4/5 Environment 3/5 Experience 5/5
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- Full name: Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
- Country: Thailand
2015 - Submitted