Ancient Chiang Mai: 11 Hidden Ruins of Historic Lanna

Archaeological travel guide to the best-kept secret temples and ruins in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s historic capital of the Lanna Kingdom.

For nearly 600 years, the Lanna Kingdom based their entire culture from Chiang Mai. To this day, this fortified city hosts a visual legacy of its long history scattered throughout the area. While a good portion of the city’s ruins and other historic sites are contained within the Chiang Mai Old City, many others are well outside its walls.

In a previous post, we looked at the 5 most impressive and monumental ruins Chiang Mai has to offer. This time around, let’s examine, say…, 11 ruins that you’ll almost never hear about without seeking them out.

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My name is Ben. I’m a native Michigander with a passion for human culture and new places, and more than that, new experiences. I have degrees in writing and anthropology and have no idea what I want to do with them. For now, I’m content with an unbound lifestyle; going where I want and doing what I can, and hopefully gaining some interesting stories along the way.

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