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An intriguing exciting blend of ancient and modern Lanna is rising in Chiang Rai

11-Dec-2018
 
Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, bordering Myanmar to the north and Laos PDR to the east, boasts a dramatic landscape of mountains, rivers and forests, an ethnic diversity in its people including those of hilltribe and Chinese lineage, and a strong Lanna identity that can be seen in its architecture, art, language, music and cuisine.

While the cultural essence of this identity – which dates back to Chiang Rai’s founding in 1262, and its role as the second capital of the Lanna Kingdom – is very much retained, there is also a growing modernisation of this taking place, one that offers a new perspective of Lanna in the contemporary world.

Read the full article here https://www.tatnews.org/2018/12/an-intriguing-exciting-blend-of-ancient-and-modern-lanna-is-rising-in-chiang-rai/