Sights in Chiang Mai ‘If you miss these places, then you don’t arrive at Chiang Mai!’

Every lands, every towns, every counties, have their own highlights! Wherever you go, there will always be some tourist attractions that you cant miss, or it will be as if you dont arrive that place at all. 

Same as Chiang Mai, a popular tourism town in northern Thailand. There are too many tourist attractions there. But which ones you shouldnt miss? Lets see.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep : Of course, the first one must be Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This name definitely rings a bell to many tourists, both Thai and foreign. Wat Doi Suthep is one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai. It is located in Chiang Mai County. The beauty of itt is the decoration of Lanna style, which is so stunning and valuable. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is on a mountaintop. Therefore be sure to wear proper shoes and proper costume before you walk up there.   Read More….

Doi Inthanon : Doi Inthanon is a national park located in Jom Tong County, Mae-Jam County, Mae-Wang County, and Doi Lo County. That means an enourmous size! That’s right. Doi Inthanon is surrounded with woodlands, trees, mountains, animals, water resources etc. There are many minor tourist attractions there, for instances, Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, Royal Project Development Centre Khun Wang etc. The scenery is so gorgeous. You don’t want to forget your camera at home. Morover, you can spend the nights if you want to. Just contact the rangers , or doing a little web wearch for more details of your shelther or camping spots.  Read More….

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Visit the most important temples in the city.

  • Wat Phra Singh is one of the most respectable temple, due to its long-time history since the age of Lanna. There are many interesting architectures there, for instances, Vihara Lai Kham…which has Naga statues near the front stairway, or Hor Trai…which appears as a wooden house and a normal building at the same time.   Read More….
  • Wat Chedi Luang is an ancient temple built in the period of Phaya Seanmuengma, the 7th king of Mangrai Dynasty. The architectures there are old, due to their age, but they have been fixed and maintained for many times. Now, they’re in a good state.   Read More….
  • Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and goes back all the way to the founding of the city in 1296. When King Mengrai decided to build a new city and make it the new capital of the Lanna Kingdom, he build the Wat Chiang Man as the first temple of the new city on the site he used to supervise the construction of Chiang Mai.   Read More….

Khuntoke is not a place, in fact. It’s a kind of ancient food container. But what does a food container have to do with tourist attractions in Chiang Mai? Well, Khuntoke is used to contain sets of food, which are usually northern Thaifood, and it’s very popular among tourists. Most tourists love to eat foods in Khuntoke. Therefore there are many restaurants and places around Chiang Mai that offer you Khuntoke buffet meals, for instances, Khum Khuntoke, Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre, Benjaron Khuntoke, Khuntoke Palce. You just pay one price and eat all you want.  Read More….

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Elephant Program : As elephants have been being respectable animals of Thailand for a very long time, they also play a big role for Thai tourism. Most foreign tourists love Thai elephants and that cause large amounts of incomes for the country. Nw, there is no wonder that there are elephant parks everywhere around Thailand, including in Chiang Mai. In Chiang Mai, most elephan parks are natural and peaceful. You will see these long-trunk friends live happily in the middle of greenery. Beside, there are many kinds of activities and programs for those who want to see elephants. You can ride on their backs, feed them with bananas, learn how to take good care of them, or even attend a volunteer event of elephant rescuing. You can find all of these in Chiang Mai, absolutely. There are many good elephant parks around, for examples, Mae Tang Elephant Camp, Elephant Nature Park etc.   Read More….

Sankamphaeng Bo Sang Handicraft Centre : Do you love beautiful colors of paper umbrellas? Surely you must say ‘yes’. You may have seen some of them before, but you might have never seen the marvellous Bo Sang paper umbrellas. Bo Sang umbrellas are widely known around the world. In fact, they’re OTOP of Chiang Mai. They gain a lot of interest, due to their beautiful patterns and colors. At Bo Sang Handicraft Centre, tourists love to walk around and purchase at least one or two umbrella as souvenirs. Bo Sang umbrellas aren’t just made of papers, in fact. But some of them are also made of silk fabric and cotton fabrics. Beside of buying, you will also see the villagers making these umbrellas from step to step.   Read More….

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Chiang Mai Walking Street : A walking street mean a street for people to walk and no cars is allowed. You may still wonder what it is. Well, just imagine yourslef walking on a commercial street at night, with many booths selling foods, drinks, and souvenir. Just think how nice it is to walk on a street like that, feeling happy with your eating and shopping without having to worry that you will get hit by a car. There are many walking streets in Chiang Mai, all of which you can enjoy your night time with people you love.  Read More….

Chiang Mai Night Safari : You can leave Chiang Mai without visiting this place first. This is an open zoo, or a safari, which means most animals are able to walk around freely in the middle of nature, without having to get locked inside their cages. Well, if you want to learn the big world of animals, then grab your children and grand children, and go there fast! There are lots of animals there. There are both dangerous and safe animals, which you should listen to your tour guide carefully of what you should and shouldn’t do, for your oen safety. However, beside of going sight seeing on a tram around the zoo at night time, you will also enjoy many animal shows, which you can search for further details on the internet.   Read More….

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Royal Flora Garden Rajaphruek : An enormous botanical garden located in Royal Agricultural Research Center. It is the place where. the event ‘The International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek’ was held in the year 2011. However, even that event has ended for many years. But this garden still be one of the places you shouldn’t miss when you visit Chiang Mai, as there are many beautiful and colorful plants around the area. These plants are displayed in different zones, for instances, Desert Plant House, Bonsai Garden, Herbal Garden etc. The whole area is wider than 748,000 square metres. Therefore don’t forget your camera! You don’t want to leave these beautful shots behind.   Read More….

Chiang Mai Hiking : There are many place that you can go on a trek. Mountains are the most popular areas, due to their wideness and zigzag paths. In Thailand, of course, many beautiful mountains are waiting for you, especially in northern town like Chiang Mai. Get in touch with flora & fauna of this breathtaking part of Northern Thailand and catch a glimpse of the simple life of the hill tribes living in the middle of the jungles.   Read More….

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