Chiang Mai – the capital of the northern Chiang Mai province of Thailand and the second largest city after Bangkok.
The city was awarded the title of the cultural capital of Thailand for its architecture and variety of churches, numerous exhibitions and festivals, many designer shops and restaurants.
The city was founded in 1296 as a square shaped fortress with thick walls with 1.6 kilometres in length, surrounded by deep canals. The fortress walls are perfectly preserved to these days and now serve as the boundary of the Old Town – the tourist part of Chiang Mai. Old Town – a quiet, narrow streets, cozy guesthouses with the courtyards and authentic restaurants. The abundance of temples with gold-plated Buddha adds that delightful place of Thai atmosphere. It is impossible to get lost – no matter where you turn, the road will take you to the fortress wall.
Outside the Old Town you will find wide streets, shopping malls and huge markets. Locals call it Chiang Mai New Town. Thapae gates are one of the gates which divide old and new town. This is a small area where the Sunday Walking Street market with local souvenirs and colourful production of local tribes takes place.
In the New Town good places to to visit are the Night Market (Night Bazaar) and the very authentic Warorot Market. They will amaze you with national colors, an abundance of fresh fruits and unusual delicatessen.
Whenever you choose to come to Chiang Mai, you’re very likely to find yourself at some festival: an Umbrella festival, 3-days Flower festival, Art fairs, Songkran (Thai New Year), or Loi Krathong when thousands of krathongs made from banana leaves and decorated with candles and flowers, are launched into the rivers and lakes.
The beauty of the nature in Chiang Mai leaves no one indifferent. Mountains covered by lush tropical forests, where numerous villages of local tribes are scattered. You can see endless rice fields, fruit gardens and farms, and beautiful waterfalls.
Favourable climate and natural resources – the ideal conditions for the development of the popular Thailand’s organic agriculture. Biological or organic farming – a specially built system of environmentally friendly farming, where developed and maintained biodiversity, biological cycles and quality of the soil are taken into account, which helps to preserve the state of the soil, ecosystems and human health. Organic farming does not use pesticides, growth hormones, radiation, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic fertilisers. Times for planting and harvesting are specifically calculated in order to minimise damage to the environment.
Chiang Mai – a truly unique place, one of the cleanest on earth. Here grow fruits and plants that we use in Amrita’s formulas. We are proud that we can offer our customers the highest quality nutritional supplements to help people on the path to health and well-being.