This is Wikipedia‘s article on Chiang Mai. You will find that some websites will copy the material in the hope of drawing visitors to their own website, but visiting the original source ensures that you are accessing the most up to date information. When you visit a Wikipedia article, do you ever check out what the Talk section has to say? You find it at the top of the page next to the Wikipedia globe — the Article is of course where the topic subject matter is displayed; while Talk deals with certain questions visitors to the article may have presented.
Note that Wikipedia also has an entry for Chiang Mai Province — Thailand provinces tend to have a capital city with the same name.
There is also a Wikipedia entry for Chiang Mai University.
Although it has very little to do with Chiang Mai directly, the finance ministers of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) met there in the year 2000 and established what became known as the Chiang Mai Initiative — yet another Wikipedia article.
So is Chiang Mai Creative City.
Concerning articles like that for Chiang Mai, you can see a number of options listed in a column at the left of the page. One set of options is a long list of other languages in which you can read the article, should the language you are seeing the article in not be one you are fully comfortable with. I believe that the languages are real translations written by someone fluent in the language, and not something ridiculous like a Google translation. Google does an atrocious job of translation on some languages.
Not all articles are given a translation in so many languages, however. Note the article on Chiang Mai Initiative — at present, there seem to be only four other languages besides English in which the article is presented.
But did you realize that there are non-English-language Wikipedia articles that exist in which there is no English article offered? I only found this out three days ago when I was trying to find information on the lead singer of an Indonesian pop band called Geisha — the lead singer is a lovely young woman who goes by the name Momo. As it turns out, her real name is Narova Morina Sinaga — the link is to a Wikipedia article about her for which there is no English equivalent. In fact, the article is only published in Indonesian and Javanese — nor is it a true reproduction, for the format of the article is clearly different in the two languages, including a different illustration.
So why is there no English article about the lady? I tried to find out information about her, after all; and English is the only language I know, having lived in Western Canada all of my 62 years. Surely I am not all that exceptional?
But returning to the topic of Chiang Mai, did you know that there “is an ancient city” called Si Chiang Mai in Si Chiang Mai District, Khon Kaen?
To be a little tedious, other Wikipedia articles include two for Chiang Mai football clubs (TTM Chiangmai F.C. and Chiangmai F.C.), one for the Kingdom of Chiangmai, one for the Chiang Mai Zoo, and still others for the Chiang Mai Night Safari; Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province; Chiang Mai International School; Ban Klang, Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai Railway Station; Tha Sala, Chiang Mai; and so very many more!
Here are a few further vaguely related references to this topic — all are added in a September 2 (2012) edit to this post:
The cloud display over Chiang Mai this week appeared as if they were put there by the great British landscape painter J.W. Turner. The extraordinary colours of Turner’s paintings have been attributed to the effect of dust from …
Publish Date: 08/31/2012 7:07
Question by spanky: Is Chiang Mai going to be full this weekend? Chinese new year and all – do they get big crowds? Best answer: Answer by Asheeyana Chiang Mai – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. King Mengrai …
Publish Date: 08/26/2012 21:41
nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Chiang_Man. … Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand. nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Chiang_Man. Comments and faves. sindala (2 days ago | reply). heb je je photoshop nog niet opgestart? Zwartmannetje (2 days …
Publish Date: 08/19/2012 0:54
Chiang Mai has some of Thailand’s highest mountains, and is located along Ping River (a tributary to the Chao Praya River). – Wikipedia. Here is a map of the city: See that square on the left side? Those are the walls– the …
Publish Date: 08/14/2012 0:46
However, the most famous Songkran celebrations are still in the northern city of Chiang Mai, where it continues for six days and even longer. It has also become a party for … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songkran_(Thailand) …
Publish Date: 08/24/2012 22:25
Open source travel guide to Chiang Mai, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
Publish Date: 01/31/2008 16:00
Chiang Mai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Mai) is located about 435 miles north of Bangkok in a mountainous area of the country. The population.
Publish Date: 02/23/2011 16:23
Wikipedia and links. Wikipedia is famously a rel=”nofollow” site, but it doesn’t really matter for several reasons. Linkwashing Wikipedia-Style. First, as with Twitter, there are other sites which use the open content-licensed …
Publish Date: 10/28/2009 8:13
Gay bar – Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia The serving of alcohol is the primary business of gay bars and pubs. Gay bars traditionally preferred to remain.
Publish Date: 08/31/2012 14:12
A Wat (Temple) in Chiang Mai – Photo from Wikipedia. Scott and Samantha left yesterday to head up to Bangkok for a few days. I’ll be meeting up again with Scott later this week in Chiang Mai, a northern city in Thailand and …
Publish Date: 09/20/2011 4:57
The Academy for EducationUSA-Chiang Mai. EducationUSA Advising Center for Northern Thailand – ACCURATE, UNBIASED INFORMATION ABOUT ALL ACCREDITED U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS with …
Publish Date: 06/24/2009 21:24
… mainly) in the market. Also huge amounts of whole dried rosella! Another healthy plant used heavily in cooking and medicine here is Maroom or Moringa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera). … and then learnt how easy it is to cook kick arse Thai food… Going to a different bike rental place, we got a pair of bikes that had working brakes and then started heading West towards the Chiang Mai University area stopping along the way to admire Wat Suan Dok, …
Publish Date: 05/25/2012 12:15
Wai Khru Day offerings, students pay respects to their teachers at Wachirawit, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Uploaded by seetefl on Jun 11, 2009
Wai Khru Day, the youngest pay respects to their teachers at Wachirawit, Chiang Mai, Thailand
This is Grades 1-6 in the English language class. The native English-speaking foreign teachers are placed by EFL Chiangmai, and most have earned their TEFL training certification from SEE TELF (Siam Educational Experience)
LUXE Chiang Mai (LUXE City Guides)
The Rose of the North of Thailand has lost a few petals and has several sharp thorns, but what a shopper! To the uninitiated it can seem like backpacker-central, but if you know where to look, shes rocketing up the style-stakes. Let LUXE take you by the hand and lead you around teak-town in style. Want to find the cream of Thai décor, furniture and homewares, as well as antiques from all around …