CHIANG MAI ATTRACTIONS

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DOI SUTHEP

Place : Doi Suthep

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hour : 08:30 am. - 16:30 pm.

Descriptions : Doi Suthep is a constant part of life in Chiang Mai. A Thai saying goes, "If you haven't tasted Khao Soi or seen the view from Doi Suthep, you haven't been to Chiang Mai." This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. Aside from its dominating presence on the horizon, Doi Suthep is the home of some of the most deeply loved symbols in the Kingdom. In 1981 Doi Suthep, Doi Pui and Doi Buakha, along with the 161 square kilometres (62 square miles) of forest in which they are located, became Thailand's 24th national park. 

RESTRICTIONS : No short sleeves, No mini skirts, No short pants,
                       No backless clothing, No sleepers, Open shoes.

WAT PHRA SINGH

Place : Wat Phra Singh
Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 09:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : The best known of Chiang Mai’s temples is the Wat Phra Singh. Housed inside of the temple is its most famous attraction: The iconic statue of Buddha called the Phra Buddha Sihing. Legend says that the statue itself was brought to Chiang Mai from Sri Lanka. The Wat Phra Singh dates back to the 14th century, and it was built by the King Pha Yu as a tomb for his father. The temple also boasts incredibly detailed murals, many of which depict scenes from Thailand’s history. 

RESTRICTIONS : No short sleeves, No mini skirts, No short pants,
                       No backless clothing, No sleepers, Open shoes.

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WAT CHEDI LUANG

Place : Wat Chedi Luang

Location : Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 08:00 am. - 18:30 pm

Descriptions : The temple was the largest structure in Chiang Mai, but damage in centuries past from hurricanes and fires caused extensive ruin. This towering, tiered temple dates back to the 15th century and was constructed in the traditional Lanna style. Thankfully, serious restoration has been going on for 30 years, and visitors can now admire the Buddha statue called Phra Chao Attarot and watch the daily rituals performed by monks just outside of the temple structure.

RESTRICTIONS : No short sleeves, No mini skirts, No short pants,
                       No backless clothing, No sleepers, No open shoes.

 

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WAT UMONG

Place : Wat Umong

Location : Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 06:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : At more than 700 years old, Wat Umong was supposedly built for a monk with a reputation for taking long walks in the forest. To keep the mad mad monk from wandering off several maze-like tunnels were constructed. The temple is outside of the city, giving it a more secluded feel. Also worth noting is the grand stupa at the entrance of Wat Umong and the scenic ponds where visitors can feed the turtles.

WAT SUAN DOK

Place : Wat Suan Dok

Location : Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 06:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : Wat Suan Dok is another one of my favorite attractions in Chiang Mai. Not only is its 14th-century architecture beautifully unique, but members of the late Lanna Royal family are buried around the temple. The grounds serve as a monk university, holding daily monk chats and weekly meditation retreat, all open to the general public. 

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WAT SRI SUPHAN (SILVER TEMPLE)

Place : Wat Sri Suphan (Silver Temple)

Location : Wualai Road, Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 06:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : The Silver Temple, also known as Wat Sri Suphan, is another highlight in Chiang Mai that should not be missed. This attraction is located outside the city walls, just off Wualai Road. Particularly spectacular there is especially the rich, silver ornamentation, which gives this temple an impressive appearance and has given it the nickname Silver Temple. The interior of the building is also worth seeing, but unfortunately only accessible to men.

 

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DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK

Place : Doi Inthanon National Park
Location : Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 05:30 am – 18:30 pm

Descriptions :  Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the highest mountain in all of Thailand, an extension to the Shan Hills and made mostly from granite. The park covers a land area of 48,240 hectares, The highest point of the mountain is 2565 metres tall and has been known to hit lows of -8 degrees centigrade, whilst visiting the Park you cannot help but notice the number of birds that you will see, Doi Inthanon is home to more species of bird than anywhere else in Thailand.

ROYAL PARK RAJAPRUEK

Place : Royal Park Rajapruek
Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hour : 08:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions :  The Royal Park Rajapruek is named for these gorgeous blooms, and it is a public space where visitors can admire a stunning collection of gardens and ponds. The park is large, but there are trams that can shuttle visitors around the park to see as much of the space as possible. The area is a popular place for a scenic stroll as well as a picnic when the weather is sunny.

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QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN

Place : Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hour : 08:30 am. - 16:30 pm.

Descriptions :  Founded in 1992, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden prides on being Thailand's largest botanical garden. Encompassing within it the panoramic vistas of the Doi Suthep mountains, the garden has several walking trails and a massive glasshouse where visitors can familiarise themselves with exotic specimens of forests and plant-life from all over the world.

 

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SAN KAMPHAENG HOT SPRINGS

Place : San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 07:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : At the hot springs are mineral baths and a traditional mineral water swimming pool. The waters in the springs have Curative powers due to the high sulfur content in the water. Whilst you are there pampering yourself you can also take advantage or a full body Thai massage or bizarrely you can buy eggs to boil in the water for your lunch.

SAN KAMPHAENG HANDICRAFT

Place : San Kamphaeng Handicraft

Location : San Kamphaeng Road, Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 10:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : Also known as the ‘Handicraft Highway’ a 10km stretch of road where you will find outlets famous for their pottery, silverware, lacquerware, sculpting, wood carving and silk products. The area is especially famous for its pottery which is known as Celadon, it has a green glaze which in turn makes it look like Jade, there

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THAI COOKING CLASS

Place : Thai Cooking Class

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 08:30 am. - 17:00 pm.

Description : One of the most popular pastimes for travelers to Chiang Mai is taking part in Thai cooking classes. There are over two dozen establishments within the city where it is possible to learn to cook traditional, authentic local cuisine. Most classes will focus specifically on dishes from Northern Thailand, and many others emphasize vegetarian cuisine. One of the most enlightening choices is cooking in a home with a local, or getting to shop at the local markets for fresh ingredients. A popular dish to create is khao soi, or noodles in a spicy red broth that is often topped with either chicken or beef.

 

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ZIPLINE ADVENTURE IN CHIANG MAI

Place : Zipline Adventure in Chiang Mai
Location : Chiang Mai Province
Open Hours : 08:30 am. - 17:00 pm.
Descriptions : Adventure through the beautiful virgin rainforest and experience some of the longest and highest Ziplines in Asia. With this exclusive VIP tour you are not joined by other guests and this more intimate experience makes for an extra special day.

HMONG VILLAGE

Place : Hmong Village

Location :  Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 08:00 am – 17:00 pm

Description : The Hmong Village is located in the already mentioned Doi Suthep National Park and is one of the most beautiful mountain villages in the region. This Hill tribe village is picturesquely embedded in a deep green jungle landscape in the middle of the mountains. The special feature of this village are the magnificently blooming flower gardens, which amaze both locals and tourists.

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ELEPHANT NATURE PARK

Place : Elephant Nature Park

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 07:00 am – 17:00 pm

Descriptions : There are many elephant camps around Chiang Mai, but all are not created equal. Many have been criticized as treating the animals poorly and overworking them. Elephant Nature Park is not one of these places. Visitors are invited to spend a day volunteering with the elephants, feeding them, and bathing them in the river. Most of the elephants are rescues, having suffered as show or labor animals. 

 

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CHIANG MAI NIGHT SAFARI

Place : Chiang Mai Night Safari

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 13:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Descriptions : The concept of the park is to provide visitors with a thrilling experience similar to being out in the wilderness at night. Apart from touring the three animal zones – Savanna Safari, Predator Prowl, Jaguar Trail – via an open-sided tram or on foot, enjoy a range of activities designed to keep you entertained throughout your visit, from hand-feeding wild animals and petting tiger cubs to a laser light show and ‘dancing’ fountain.

ART IN PARADISE

Place : Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 09:00 am. - 21:00 pm.

Description : At Art in Paradise, you can surf a big wave, ride a magic carpet, and stand amid an erupting volcano, or at least look as though you are. This illusion art museum displays 3D art that has an incredibly realistic effect, providing plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The collection includes more than 130 photos divided into six different zones, such as the underwater world, wildlife, Ancient Egypt, and European cities. 

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CHIANG MAI NATIONAL MUSEUM

Place : Chiang Mai National Museum

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 08:30 am - 17:00 pm

Descriptions : For those who are interested in culture, there is a number of interesting museums in Chiang Mai. Recommended is the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center, a museum where you can learn about the history and development of Chiang Mai.

 

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CHIANG MAI NIGHT BAZAAR

Place : Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 17:00 pm. - 22:30 pm.

Description : Chang Klan Road is just another road during the day, but at night the whole place lights up as the stall holders drag out their stalls and get set up for the night.  Hundreds of traders line the road selling various goods such as fake designer items, lanterns and other handcrafted goods.

LANTERN FESTIVAL (YEE PENG FESTIVAL)

Place : Lantern Festival (Yee Peng Festival)

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 13:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Descriptions : In Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong is preceded by Yee Peng (The Lantern Festival), during which people release floating lanterns into the sky. It is during Yee Peng that you see locals' homes and public places decked out in colourful hanging lanterns and flag decorations. The act of releasing the lantern and krathong symbolizes letting go of all ills and misfortunes in the previous year, and Buddhists also believe that if you make a wish when you set off the lantern, it will come true.

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BALLOON ADVENTURE

Place : Balloon Adventure

Location : Chiang Mai Province

Open Hours : 05:30 am – 10:00 am

Descriptions : Hot air balloons are something special in comparison to other forms of flight. Hot air balloons drift gracefully above the ground at heights of up to 10,000 feet. Typically, though, most Hot air balloon flights are 500 to 2,000 feet above ground where peace and tranquility reign as you float over the tree tops above the beautiful countryside. As the balloon rises, your panoramic view is a perspective that you won’t soon forget. This tour is only available during the winter months as the weather plays a major factor in each flight.  The cooler morning temperatures are more ideal for this area of the world as the afternoon temperatures are to high.