The Lanna Civilisation
Lanna is the name given to a Kingdom/Civilisation which spanned parts of what is now Burma, Laos and northern Thailand. The Lanna period started in the mid 13th century and lasted until the late 19th century where it was divided between Burma, Laos and. Thailand. Lanna was geographically isolated from the rest of the world and developed its own unique and rich culture. Lanna is particularly known for its architecture, crafts and food. Lanna’s capital and cultural centre was Chiang Mai in North West Thailand and is seen as one of the original seats of Thai culture.