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Geography Coursework, Thailand
- Essay length: 4132 words
- Submitted: 02/03/2008
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To investigate the Question: "What are the characteristics of foreign visitors to Chiang Mai, Thailand?"
As Thailand's largest and most religious city, even though, tourism in Chiang Mai has not been as important as in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, tourism is an essential part of the Chiang Mai's economy. In recent years, Chiang Mai is starting to be one of the most visited tourist destination of Southeast Asia. Due to this, Chiang Mai have change with a wide range of changes in tourism, which includes; an increase in wealth, mobility, accessibility and leisure times, improvements in transport and technology, changes in life-style, interest and demands, and lastly a greater awareness of places due to coverage by the media and TV.
In the past, Chiang Mai was mostly used as a defensive city against the attacks from Burma with many constructed useful structures. However, in more recent years it began turning towards the Tourism industry mostly attracting the tourists with the ruins of 13th to 14th-century temples with some of the most beautiful and revered in the Buddhist world. Besides temples, its refined handicrafts, mountain scenery and its beautiful climates also attracts
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