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Chiang Mai to Host UNWTO Green Tourism Meeting this May

Chiang Mai to Host UNWTO Green Tourism Meeting this May | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
CityNews – The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold its regional conference based on Green Tourism on 3rd May 2012 at Chiang Mai’s Le Meridien Hotel.
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Eco-lodge stays by the Black Lahu hilltribe - 1stop Chiang Mai travel articles

Eco-lodge stays by the Black Lahu hilltribe - 1stop Chiang Mai travel articles | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

"Thailand's various hilltribes have long been a fascinating draw for tourists visiting the Kingdom. The bright clothes, waning language and cultural eccentricities throw back to a simpler time, and trekking tours from Chiang Mai have become big business."

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THAI to make first commercial biofuel flight - The Nation

"Thai Airways International is set to be the first airline in Asia to undertake a commercial passenger flight using biofuel, on a December 22 flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai."

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Beers | The source & wiki | Lanna Interbrews Festival

Beers | The source & wiki | Lanna Interbrews Festival | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

10 days of beer festival and Lanna (northern Thai) culture . . . sounds perfect!

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VIDEO: International Parade For The King in Chiang Mai

Great video coverage from OpenChiangMai.com of the International Parade for the King's birthday.

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Chedi, Chiang Mai: Urban luxury in Thailand’s north | Travel Wire Asia

Chedi, Chiang Mai: Urban luxury in Thailand’s north | Travel Wire Asia | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

The fresh, crisper air of Chiang Mai, located at the heart of Thailand’s northern hills, offers cooling relief after the heat of Bangkok and the south. An ancient walled centre, several stunning temple complexes and a thriving arts and craft scene help complete the picture and make the capital of the north one of Thailand’s biggest draws.

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Second tour with Spiceroads - SpiceRoads Cycle Tours - Chiang Mai Day Tours, Chiang Mai Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

Second tour with Spiceroads - SpiceRoads Cycle Tours - Chiang Mai Day Tours, Chiang Mai Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours - Chiang Mai Day Tours: Second tour with Spiceroads - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Chiang Mai, Thailand, at TripAdvisor.
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Chiang Mai City Arts Cultural Center

"Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center - This fully modernised multimedia history and cultural education centre is in the very centre of the old city on Prapokklao Road between Rajdumnern Road and Rajwithee Road. If travelling by tuk-tuk or songthaew, it's easiest to ask for the "Three Kings Monument" (Saam Kasat); it's the large, elegant white building just behind the statue. Guides dressed in elegant traditional Thai clothing will usher you into an air-conditioned room to watch an English-subtitled orientation video about Chiang Mai and the north. Next, you will be pointed to a series of rooms documenting the region's history and culture in chronological order from the pre-Muang period (7,000-12,000 years ago) to the early river civilizations, to the early kings through the wars with the Burmese and the last dynasty, to the city today and its plans for the future. Other rooms are devoted to Buddhism and other regional beliefs, agricultural history, hill tribe peoples and other regional cultures, and a run-down of the royal dynasties."

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Temple spotting: A guide to Chiang Mai's most popular temples | John Quinn

Temple spotting: A guide to Chiang Mai's most popular temples | John Quinn | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

"Chiang Mai is a city of temples, and these temples are at the historical and cultural heart of the city. In fact, one houses the City Pillar which gave the city its cosmological chart and hence the blueprint for its construction in 1296 by King Mengrai . There are hundreds, but for this blog, I will write a personal guide for some of the ones I enjoy visiting."

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Flooding in Thailand - 2011 | Scoop.it #ThaiFloodEng #ThaiFlood << Correct link - apologies.

Flooding in Thailand - 2011 | Scoop.it #ThaiFloodEng #ThaiFlood << Correct link - apologies. | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

Apologies if you arrived here expecting flood reports. Several articles were scooped to the wrong topic but have now been moved to their correct home:

 

News for those concerned about the flooding in Thailand. Flooding began in Chiang Mai in September, Bangkok and many other parts of the country are now suffering from the worst flood related disaster for decades.

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More than just flower power

More than just flower power | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
The International Horticultural Exposition returns to Chiang Mai next month and it promises to be an amazing showcase of gardens from around the world
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Photo essay: Chiang Mai | Travelfish on Chiang Mai

Photo essay: Chiang Mai | Travelfish on Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
A few stray photos on Chiang Mai rounded up to remind you of what we've covered so far and give some hints of what's to come.
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Chiang Mai International Balloon Fiesta 2012

Chiang Mai International Balloon Fiesta 2012 | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

"Chiang Mai International Balloon Fiesta 2012 will be held between the 20th and 22nd January 2012, on the Activity Field, at Sansailuang Local Administration Office."

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Temperature drops in Thailand, tourists flock to North

Temperature drops in Thailand, tourists flock to North | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

"The temperature on Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain, has been falling, and experiencing frost, for almost a week. Up to 10,000 tourists visited Doi Inthanon over the past weekend.


Kriangsak Thanomphan, head of Doi Inthanon national Park said that the national park’s campsites and cottages can accommodate 1,200 tourists per day, and they were fully occupied over the weekend."

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December getaway: From Chiang Mai to Soppong | Travelfish on Chiang Mai

December getaway: From Chiang Mai to Soppong | Travelfish on Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
If you're in northern Thailand for Christmas, forget about heading to packed Pai; continue on to Soppong for a scenic, relaxing break in the mountains.
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Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011

Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011 | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

After the event - apologies - but consider it as early notice of next year's event!


"The theme of the Thailand international Balloon Festival 2011 will be the Glow Night. Visitors will be amazed by the decorating light at the venue. The visitors are encouraged to wear or carry the illuminated accessories e.g. to be part of the event. Everyone will enjoy the first time Street Mardi Gras. There will be music, food, soft drink, ice cream, hot dog, game, Lighting show, Night Glow, Mass launching of hot air balloon, free tethered balloon ride for visitors, etc. It is a photogenic event of the year. Can't miss!"

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Chiang Mai Vs Bangkok Utd : Chiang Mai F.C. Fanzine

Chiang Mai Vs Bangkok Utd : Chiang Mai F.C. Fanzine | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

Football makes its long anticipated return to the 700 year stadium this weekend when Chiang Mai F.C entertain Bangkok Utd who at the moment sit in 7th position in the league. After all the rearranged games and cancelled games that have taken or not taken place, Chiang Mai see themselves at the bottom of the table again, but a win would take them out of the relegation zone as it is now that tight at the bottom. Only 6 points separate the bottom 6 teams, so it really is up for grabs in the next few games.

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Thailand: Adventure in Chiang Mai | Vancouver Sun

Thailand: Adventure in Chiang Mai | Vancouver Sun | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it

The second largest city in Thailand, this city of some 600,000 is comprised mainly of the Lanna people which once belonged to Burma. After a short 1 hour flight, I’m picked up and taken to one of the most striking hotels I’ve ever visited, The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, (http://www.mandarinoriental.com/chiangmai) located just outside of the busy city centre.

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Bangkok Post : Chiang Mai plots renaissance to lure visitors back

Chiang Mai's tourism business is likely to boom again in 2013 after new projects fully materialise, says the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association (CMTBA).
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Chiang Mai Steps Up Efforts to Keep Visitors Flowing

Known as the ‘Rose of the North’ for its charm and beauty, Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai is stepping up efforts to ensure its normal flow of visitors in spite of the tragic flooding affecting some parts of Bangkok, the national capital and main gateway.
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Chiang Mai cuisine: The city's top snacks and curries | CNNGo.com

Chiang Mai cuisine: The city's top snacks and curries | CNNGo.com | Chiang Mai - Rose of the North | Scoop.it
This food mad city is filled with delicious northern Thai treats. Kao soi included, of course.
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