Chiang Mai Attractions

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  • Chiang Mai International Airport
  • Far from being a repackaged and smaller Bangkok, Chiang Mai revels in it’s interminable uniqueness with an almost casual nonchalance that begs curiosity. In this multi-faceted city of little over a few hundred thousand people, the city brings together over 300 Buddhist temples, famous street markets, scores of exciting festivals, a bustling nightlife and irresistible spa treatments, all of which are available whatever your budget might be. Weaved together by a smattering of important cultural sights and bustling international crowds, Chiang Mai presents itself as a city of modernity while holding firm to it’s rich heritage and culture. With it’s superb natural surroundings offering extensive trekking opportunities, timeless Old Town lanes and inviting Thai spa treatments, Chiang Mai is a city that will capture your attention from the word go. The city plays host to a number of important cultural festivals throughout the year and is particularly popular as a destination to celebrate Songkran, the traditional Thai new year falling in April. Here the city comes together in a flamboyant show of colour, music and dance, and not to mention the famous city-wide water fight! If you are lucky enough to visit during November you can look forward to Loi Kratang, a breathtaking public display of delicately modelled banana-leaf containers suitably decorated with scores of flowers and candles. These are placed onto the waterways to worship the Goddess of Water, and as evening falls scores of brightly lit Lana style sky lanterns are released into the air making a graceful illumination of the night sky. Among the many thoroughfares and night bazaars you’ll find everything from street hawks peddling trinkets of the weird and wonderful variety, mellow markets shaded by leafy trees selling tasteful arts, handcrafts and Thai style clothes. Chiang Mai is a wash with interesting stalls so a tongue for haggling and an eye for a bargain will serve you well. Owing to it’s liberal and relaxed reputation Chiang Mai is no stranger to the party scene with many bars and live music venues found all over the city. Scores of clubs cater for backpacker crowds and a thriving gay community has lead to yet more diversity in the city’s nightlife. Peaceful evenings are also easy to find with many attractive restaurants serving Thai and international cuisine popping up all over the city. Despite lying 700 km away from Thailand’s great capital Chiang Mai surrenders none of the character and atmosphere that Bangkok offers its millions of annual visitors, though if you’re looking for something with an added twist and a hint of the unusual then look no further than the ever popular and charming capital of the north. Chiang Mai truly captures the imagination and whether it’s a destination to spend a few days or a few weeks, it is nonetheless a fitting venue to really indulge the senses.

    Chiang Dao Cave

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    Chiang Mai-Fang Road
    Chiang Dao

    A Natural Wonder... read more

    Friday Morning Market

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    Small little market for the locals. Here you will find rare items you may not at any other markets... read more

    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

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    Tambon Suthep
    Amper Muang

    An important Temple perched at the top of Doi Suthep... read more

    Doi Inthanon National Park

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    119 Ban-Luang Chomtong

    See Thailand's Highest Peak... read more

    Kad Suan Keaw

    Huay Keaw Road

    Literally lose yourself in this aging shopping monolith... read more

    Eakachai House Boat

    T.Banpaow A.Maetang

    Get back to nature at a place that is still a surprisingly well kept secret... read more

    Mae Sa Valley

    Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

    Baan Tawai

    Highway 108

    A wood carving village with great, bargain furniture and souvenirs... read more

    Nong Hoi Royal Project

    Mini Golf Garden Resort and Restaurant

    176 M.8 T.Tonpao A.Sankampaeng

    Mini golf??... read more

    JJ Market

    Atsadathon Road

    shops markets restaurants bars and pubs... read more

    Chiang Mai Cycling Tours

    33 Moo 12, Tambon Nhong kway

    Biking and hiking tours of all levels... read more

    Bo Sang Umbrella Village

    Charoen Muang Road (Road 1006)
    9 kilometers out of town

    A village of creativity, colour and craft... read more

    Sunday Walking Market

    Ratchadamnoen Road

    Chiang Mai's unmissable market bazaar... read more

    Sunday Night Market

    Near the Moat (Start at Tha Phae Gate

    As the name indicates only on Sundays... read more

    Biking to the Wats

    Follow Map

    Biking your way around CM to the Wats... read more

    Night Bazaar

    Chang Klan Rd
    between Tha Pae and Loi Kroa roads

    Night Bazaar... read more

    Flight of the Gibbon

    404-20 Jira Road
    ( T. Nimuang, A Muang Buriram)

    Make like a gibbon and fly through the treetops...
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    Elephant Nature Park

    1 Ratmakka Soi 1
    Phrasing, Muang

    A Giant Sanctuary... read more
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