Chiang Mai is a metropolis and province in the northern part of Thailand. Renowned for its forests and mountain ranges, Chiang Mai is one such destination for those who want indulge in the beauty of nature and a reprieve from the heat of the town. The metropolis is the adobe to many temples or Wats, including the famed Wat Chedi Luang, constructed in 1402. Jungle safaris that are conducted for few hours to several days also are a huge attraction in Chiang Mai. The locale around the city is habitat to the Long Neck Karen hill ethnic group, a native group with a custom of lengthening their necks with metal rings.