Evidence that the Thai people started loincloth in the Chiang Saen period. Appear to have seen the mural at Wat Muang Nan Pomintrs. Chiang San Kingdom is the Origin of Lanna in 17th Century B.E.(12th Century A.D.).
Medium-sized Chiang Mai has long been over shadowed by her much bigger sister to the south, yet in the long view of history, Bangkok has been a relatively recent entry into the annals. Back in the 14th century, when today’s bustling capital was nothing more than a village (if that), the northern kingdom of Lanna (“one million rice fields”) was already the esteemed centre of art, culture and trade in the region. Chiang Mai was its capital.