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TEFL Chiang Mai | TEFL Thailand
The tefl international course in northern thailand is held in Chiang Mai, which was once the capital city of the Lan Na Kingdom and is now the capital of North thailand. Chiang Mai was founded more than 700 years ago, and is one of the oldest cities in Thailand; it’s recognized as having an independent cultural personality of its own. The Thai people love their beloved northern capital: a quaint, walled and moated city surrounded by a beautiful landscape, stemming from the foothills of the Himalayas, of mountains, rivers, forests, waterfalls, meadows and valleys. As a location, Chiang Mai offers a unique experience for TEFL International TEFL Courses in Thailand.
Many feel that Chiang Mai is an essential part of any visit to Thailand. Located more than 700km northwest of Bangkok, Chiang Mai has more than 300 temples, some of which date back over 500 years, of which an impressive 121 are within the municipal boundary. This is close to the total number in Bangkok, and makes the old city centre of Chiang Mai visually striking. The historical architecture of Chiang Mai has evidence of Lan Na, Thai, Mon, Sri Lankan and Burmese influences, with ornate woodcarvings decorating most temples. These include the magnificent Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, built in 1383 at an altitude of 1300 meters above the city, Wat Pra Singh, possibly the city's most famous temple and constructed between 1385-1400 and Wat Chiang Mun, its oldest temple, said to date from the founding year of the city (1292). Chiang Mai is also an exciting, modern city, which has successfully managed to blend its unique cultural identity with an increasingly modern side.
Chiang Mai has always had its cultural treasures, relative peacefulness, delicious food, great handicraft shopping and proximity to many beautiful natural features. Changes are showing though, with chic, Thai-style boutique hotels appearing everywhere. One look at the new restaurants, bars and shops, most notably in the Nimmanhaemin district, gives an indication of how much the city’s identity is changing. Despite this Chiang Mai still manages to keep its relaxed, temple-sprinkled, cultural capital atmosphere it has always been known for. With its many and varied attractions, the days of Chiang Mai being treated as a quick stop off point before venturing to the hills are long gone.
The city itself covers an area of 154 square kilometers. It is situated 300 meters above sea level, 700km northwest of Bangkok, and as a result enjoys a dry and cool climate. However, Chiang Mai still retains a tropical weather system, experiencing monsoons, which arrive from india at the end of May, (23 -32 ºC / 73 – 90 ºF) and stay until November (19-30ºC / 66-80. ºF). During this period, it will often rain for a few hours in the afternoon. Cool air from china brings milder weather from November to May, the dry season, and during this period temperatures range from (13-36ºC / 55-97ºF).