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Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Mai

Tribal Research Institute

Chiang Mai University campus on 1004 route
This contains a permanent cultural exhibition of northern hilltribes. The centre is open, Monday through Friday, from 8.30 AM until noon, and from 1.00 to 4.30 PM. 
Hilltribes & Handicraft Centers

 
Chiang Mai Arboreum

next to Chiang Mai University on 1004 route
The attractively landscaped garden contains many kinds of tropical trees and lovely flowers.
Palaces , Museums and Gardens

Chiang Mai Zoo

next to the Chiang Mai Arboreum on 1004 route
This artfully landscaped complex occupies the lower forested slopes of Suthep mountain, and contains a fascinating collection of Asian and African mammals and birds.
Palaces , Museums and Gardens

Huai Kaeo Falls

beside Chiang Mai Zoo on 1004 route
The cascade provides a delightful ambiance for relaxation and picnics.
Natural Beauty

Khruba Sriwichai Monument

Khruba Sriwichai Monumentfoot of Suthep Mountain
This monument honours the man whose followers built the first motor road to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in 1935. 
Temples

 

 

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep15 km from town on 1004 route
This temple is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, and overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is 3,520 feet above sea level, and dates from 1383. The temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep Naga staircase comprising 290 steps. The less energetic may ascend by funicular railcars. The temple’s golden pagoda contains holy Buddha relics, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year. The temple compound offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding countryside.
Temples

Phu Phing Palace

22 km from town on 1004 route
This is located on the same road, beyond Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, on Doi Buak Ha, 22 kilometres from town. The royal winter palace was built in 1962. The lavishly landscaped gardens and grounds are open to the general public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,and official holidays, when the Thai royal family is not in residence.
Palaces , Museums and Gardens

Doi Pui Tribal Village

4 km from Phu Phing Palace
This Meo tribal village is some 4 kilometres from the Phu Phing Palace, and offers vignettes of modern tribal life. 
Hilltribes & Handicraft Centers 

Chiang Mai City

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Wat Phra Sing

Wat Phra SingSam Lan Road
This lovely temple dates from 1345 and is one of the focal points of Songkran festivities each April 13-15 when people bathe the revered Phra Buddha Sihing image. The temple compound includes the lovely Lai Kham chapel with its exquisite woodcarvings and northern-style murals, and a magnificent scriptural repository with striking bas relief. 
Temples

 

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan DokSuthep Road
This temple was built in a 14th century Lanna Thai monarch’s pleasure gardens and is a favourite spot for photographers, particularly for striking sunsets. Several of the white chedis contain ashes of Chiang Mai’s former royal family. The 500- year-old bronze Buddha image in a secondary chapel is one of Thailand’s larg-est metal images.
Temples

 

Wat Chiang Man

Wat Chiang ManRatchaphakhinai Road
This is Chiang Mai’s oldest temple and probably dates from 1296. The temple was the residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai, and is noteworthy for a chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses, and a small ancient Buddha image, Phra Kaeo Khao. 
Temples

 

 

Wat Ku Tao

Wat Ku Taonear Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium
This temple is noteworthy for an unusual bulbous pagoda. The structure is decorated with colourful porcelain chips and is believed to represent five Buddhist monks’ alms bowls which symbolise five Lord Buddhas.
Temples

 

 

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi LuangPhrapokklao Road
This temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. At one time, Wat Chedi Luang housed the revered Emerald Buddha image now enshrined in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaeo. A magnificent Naga staircase adorns the chapel’s front porch.
Temples

Wat Chet Yot

Wat Chet YotChinag Mai-Lam Pang Super Highway
This temple dates from 1458. The sevenspired square chedi was inspired by designs at Bodhagaya, the site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment in north India over 2,500 years ago, and was built by Lanna Thai architects after visiting the holy site.
Temples

 

Wat U-Mong

Wat U-MongSuthep Road
This delightful meditation temple is completely different from Chiang Mai’s other major temples and enjoys a bucolic forest setting. The ancient chedi is of particular interest.
Temples

 

 

Chiang Mai National Museum

Chiang Mai MusaemBeside Wat Chet Yot
The museum houses a collection of Lanna Thai works of art, ancient Buddha images, and war weapons .The museum opens daily, except Mondays,Tuesdays and official holidays, from 9.00 AM until noon, and 1.00 until 4.00 PM.
Palaces , Museums and Gardens 

Activities & Tours in Chiang Mai

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Four-wheel Drive Safaris

This popular new activity features exciting trips by Land Rover between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, taking five days and four nights, or Chiang Rai and Ken Thun in Myanmar, taking three days and two nights. Much of the journey is along dirt roads and tracks so that visitors can witness out-of-the-way areas. Accommodation is in forest lodges or basic hotels. 
 

Trekking Tours

Meo, Lisu, Yao, Akha, Lawa and Karen hilltribes live throughout northern Thailand’s mountains. They share animist beliefs and honour numerous forest and guardian spirits. Each tribe has distinctive ceremonial attire, courtship rituals, games, dances, agricultural customs, puberty rites, languages or dialects, aesthetic values and hygienic habits.

Popular ‘Jungle Treks’, lasting from 2 to 7 days, take visitors through forested mountains and high valleys and meadows, and include visits to remoter high-altitude hilltribe settlements for overnight stays. The best guides are hilltribe youths who customarily speak English, Thai and at least three tribal dialects.

Treks commonly feature travel by foot, sometimes by boat, elephant-back, horse-back or jeep, frequently a combination of two or three modes of transportation.

Trek prices are determined by the duration of the trip, transportation modes, meals available and the size of the trekking party.
 

Bird Watching  

Although bird-watching has been a popular activity among Thais for many years, it is only relatively recently that overseas visitors have recognized the potential of this fascinating pastime. In total, almost one thousand different species of birds – some local, others migrating here- have been spotted in Thailand. Most of Thailand’s national parks offer good opportunities for bird-watching such as Khao Yai National Park, Kaeng Krachan in Petchburi and Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province.  
 

Elephent Rides   

ElephantridesMae Sa Elephant Training Centre & Pong Yaeng Elephant Centre
Each morning, at Km 10 on the Mae Rim-Samoeng route, trained elephants demonstrate their formidable and highly-valued forestry skills from 9.30 until 11.00 AM, at the Mae Sa Elephant Training Centre. The centre is some 30 kilometres from town. Admission is 80 baht per person. A jungle tour on elephant back, lasting more than two hours through adjacent forests, is offered after the show and costs 250 baht per person. Elephants can also be seen at the Pong Yaeng Elephant Centre at KM 19 on the same route.

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp
This riverside enclave, at KM 56 on Highway 107, features daily shows of elephants at work, from 9.00 AM until 10.00 AM, and from 10.00 AM until 11.00 AM, and offers elephant rides, and opportunities for bucolic river-rafting through largely pristine and tranquil forests, or jungle treks to neighbouring hilltribe settlements. 

Hilltribes & Handicraft Centers in Chiang Mai

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Bo SangUmbrella/Parasol Village

1014 road,500 m from 1006 highway
The world-famous village is 9 kilometres from town, along a road lined with handicraft-producing factories. 

Bo SangUmbrella/Parasol VillageIn genuine cottage industries, young women manufacture silk and cotton umbrellas and paper parasols which are subsequently hand painted in various animal and floral designs. Generations of Bo Sang families have been engaged in umbrella and parasol making for more than 200 years.
Other Attractions on the same route
 

 

San Kamphaeng Cotton & Silk Weaving Village

1006 route,13 k.m. form town
The village is the major source of all Thai silk and cotton produced in Chiang Mai. The fabrics are woven by local folk on traditional wooden looms, and are sold in a wide variety of plain lengths, plaids, brocades, stripes, prints and checks.
Other Attractions on the same route

Earthenware & Lacquerware Shops

Eathenware & Lacquerware ShopsHighway 108
These are clustered together, some 4 kilometres from town, on the Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

Tribal Research Institute

 

Chiang Mai University campus on 1004 route
This contains a permanent cultural exhibition of northern hilltribes. The centre is open, Monday through Friday, from 8.30 AM until noon, and from 1.00 to 4.30 PM.
Other Attractions on the same route

Doi Pui Tribal Village

Doi Pui Tribal Village4 km from Phu Phing Palace
This Meo tribal village is some 4 kilometres from the Phu Phing Palace, and offers vignettes of modern tribal life.
Other Attractions on the same route 

Temples in Chiang Mai

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Sing

Wat Phra SingSam Lan Road
This lovely temple dates from 1345 and is one of the focal points of Songkran festivities each April 13-15 when people bathe the revered Phra Buddha Sihing image. The temple compound includes the lovely Lai Kham chapel with its exquisite woodcarvings and northern-style murals, and a magnificent scriptural repository with striking bas relief. 
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan DokSuthep Road
This temple was built in a 14th century Lanna Thai monarch’s pleasure gardens and is a favourite spot for photographers, particularly for striking sunsets. Several of the white chedis contain ashes of Chiang Mai’s former royal family. The 500- year-old bronze Buddha image in a secondary chapel is one of Thailand’s larg-est metal images.
Other Attractions on the same route

Wat Chiang Man

Wat Chiang ManRatchaphakhinai Road
This is Chiang Mai’s oldest temple and probably dates from 1296. The temple was the residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai, and is noteworthy for a chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses, and a small ancient Buddha image, Phra Kaeo Khao.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

Wat Ku Tao

Wat Ku Taonear Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium
This temple is noteworthy for an unusual bulbous pagoda. The structure is decorated with colourful porcelain chips and is believed to represent five Buddhist monks’ alms bowls which symbolise five Lord Buddhas.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

 

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi LuangPhrapokklao Road
This temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. At one time, Wat Chedi Luang housed the revered Emerald Buddha image now enshrined in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaeo. A magnificent Naga staircase adorns the chapel’s front porch.
Other Attractions on the same route

Wat Chet Yot

Wat Chet YotChinag Mai-Lam Pang Super Highway
This temple dates from 1458. The sevenspired square chedi was inspired by designs at Bodhagaya, the site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment in north India over 2,500 years ago, and was built by Lanna Thai architects after visiting the holy site.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

Wat U-Mong

Wat U-MongSuthep Road
This delightful meditation temple is completely different from Chiang Mai’s other major temples and enjoys a bucolic forest setting. The ancient chedi is of particular interest.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

Khruba Sriwichai Monument

Khruba Sriwichai Monumentfoot of Suthep Mountain
This monument honours the man whose followers built the first motor road to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in 1935.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

 

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep15 km from town on 1004 route
This temple is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, and overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is 3,520 feet above sea level, and dates from 1383. The temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep Naga staircase comprising 290 steps. The less energetic may ascend by funicular railcars. The temple’s golden pagoda contains holy Buddha relics, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year. The temple compound offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding countryside.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

Wat Phra Borommathat Si Chom Thong

Wat Pgra Borom58 km from Chiang Mai town ,108 route
This temple is 58 kilometres from Chiang Mai and dates from the mid-1400s. The temple houses a collection of bronze Buddha images, and the secondary chapel contains a holy Buddha relic.
Other Attractions on the same route 

Palaces, Museums and Gardens in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai National Museum

Chiang Mai National MuseumBeside Wat Chet Yot
The museum houses a collection of Lanna Thai works of art, ancient Buddha images, and war weapons .The museum opens daily, except Mondays,Tuesdays and official holidays, from 9.00 AM until noon, and 1.00 until 4.00 PM.
Other Attractions on the same route
 

 

Chiang Mai Arboreum

next to Chiang Mai University on 1004 route
The attractively landscaped garden contains many kinds of tropical trees and lovely flowers.
Other Attractions on the same route

Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoonext to the Chiang Mai Arboreum on 1004 route
This artfully landscaped complex occupies the lower forested slopes of Suthep mountain, and contains a fascinating collection of Asian and African mammals and birds.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

 

Phu Phing Palace

22 km from town on 1004 route
This is located on the same road, beyond Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, on Doi Buak Ha, 22 kilometres from town. The royal winter palace was built in 1962. The lavishly landscaped gardens and grounds are open to the general public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,and official holidays, when the Thai royal family is not in residence.
Other Attractions on the same route

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp

Km 56 on Highway 107
This riverside enclave, at KM 56 on Highway 107, features daily shows of elephants at work, from 9.00 AM until 10.00 AM, and from 10.00 AM until 11.00 AM, and offers elephant rides, and opportunities for bucolic river-rafting through largely pristine and tranquil forests, or jungle treks to neighbouring hilltribe settlements.
Other Attractions on the same route

Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre

Highway 108
Located on the road to Chom Thong, the centre stages Lanna Thai cultural performances with a Khantoke Dinner. Objets d’art are displayed.
Other Attractions on the same route

Orchid & Butterfly Farms

Orchid & Butterfly FarmsMae Rim – Samoeng route
Major nurseries in the Mae Sa Valley include the Mountain Orchid, Mae Rim Orchid and Sai Nam Phung Orchid complexes. Each provide opportunities for visitors to admire these exotic year-round blooms. Certain orchid farms also have special butterfly enclosures wherein exotic species can be seen in their natural environment.
Other Attractions on the same route

Elephant Training Centres

Elephant Training CentresKm 10 on the Mae Rim-Samoeng route
Each morning, at Km 10 on the Mae Rim-Samoeng route, trained elephants demonstrate their formidable and highlyvalued forestry skills from 9.30 until 11.00 AM, at the Mae Sa Elephant Training Centre. The centre is some 30 kilometres from town. Admission is 80 baht per person. A jungle tour on elephant back, lasting more than two hours through adjacent forests, is offered after the show and costs 250 baht per person. Elephants can also be seen at the Pong Yaeng Elephant Centre at KM 19 on the same route, and the Elephant Nature Park at Mae Taman on the Chiang Mai-Fang Road, some 57 kilometres from Chiang Mai.
Other Attractions on the same route

Queen Sirikit Botamic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botamic GardenKm 12 on Mae Rim-Samoeng route
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is located at the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui, Mae Rim, covering an arear of about 960 hectares.The main objectives of the garden are to serve as a center of Thai flora for botanical study and research, to render services concerning biodiversity and environmental conservation, as well as to provide an aesthetic place for the general public.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

Resorts

ResortsMae Rim-Samoeng-Hang Dong route
Several picturesque resorts, with accommodation and dining facilities, offer bucolic rural living on the Mae Rim-Samoeng route (1096) and include Mae Sa Valley Resort, Kangsadan resort, Pong Yaeng Garden Resort and Erawan Resort, and the Samoeng-Hang Dong route (1239) which includes Lanna Resort, Baan Klang Doi resort, Krisadadoi Resort, Belle Villa and Suan Bua Resort. Some occupy hillsides, others secluded valleys.
Other Attractions on the same route 

Chiang Mai Travel Guide

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Chiang mai is the center of the northern Thailand, 700 km north of Bangkok. It is one of the world’s best-known tourist places, thanks to its tourist attractions of culture, tradition, and beautiful nature. Chiang Mai’s beautiful scenery is formed by the mountainous landscape and the cold weather especially in winter.

Chiang Mai is not only an important tourist city but also a center of transportation. This is where the international airport, the gate way to Kunming and Yunan in China, Rangoon in Burma, and Luang Prabang in Lao, is located.
 

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Attractions in Chiang Mai

 – Natural Beauty    – Palaces, Museums and Gardens     – Temples
Hilltribes & Handicraft Centers    – Activities & Tours  


 Attractions by Route

- Chiang Mai City                               – Doi Suthep Route                                –  Northern Route
– Eastern Route                                 – Western Route                                     – Southern Route

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep15 km from town on 1004 route
This temple is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, and overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is 3,520 feet above sea level, and dates from 1383. The temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep Naga staircase comprising 290 steps. The less energetic may ascend by funicular railcars. The temple’s golden pagoda contains holy Buddha relics, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year. The temple compound offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding countryside.

Temples
Doi Suthep Route 

 

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon1009 road , Km 31
The 1,005-square-kilometre park covers Thailand’s highest mountain (2,565 metres). The lovely Wachirathan, Siriphum and Mae Pan waterfalls share the mountain with Meo and Karen hilltribe settlements. Forest above 1,800 metres is covered with lichens and wild orchids.

Natural Beauty
Southern Route 

 

 

Natural Beauty of Chiang Mai

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Huai Kaeo Falls

beside Chiang Mai Zoo on 1004 route
The cascade provides a delightful ambiance for relaxation and picnics.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs36 km from town on 1006 route
This is located 36 kilometres from town amid natural surroundings of trees and verdant hills. The water has a high sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties. Accommodation, a swimming pool, dining facilities and segregated mineral water bathing rooms are available. Accommodation can be booked by contacting the San Kamphaeng Hot Spring Co-operative Village, Chiang Mai 50130 or Tel: 01-510-0418.
Other Attractions on the same route

Chiang Dao Caves

Km 72 on Highway 107
Sacred Buddha images occupy the caves of Wat Tham Chiang Dao at KM 72 on Highway 107. Caves are illuminated by electric lights. Deepest recesses can be explored with local guides.
Other Attractions on the same route

Doi Ang Khang

Doi Ang Khang107 route,163 km from Chiang Mai town
This royal agricultural station, 163 kilometres north of Chiang Mai provincial capital, is a demonstration site for planting and researching flowering plants, temperate fruit trees, vegetables and other crops, and enjoys the patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

Fang Hot Springs

Fang Hot Spring107 route,163 km from Chiang Mai town
Located at Ban Pin, also 163 kilometres north of Chiang Mai provincial capital, 50 hot springs occupy a 10-acre forest setting. Three boil continuously with a string smell of sulphur. Water temperatures at the springs range from 90 to 100 degrees Celsius.
Other Attractions on the same route

Mae Klang Waterfall

Mae Klang Waterfallat the foot of Doi Inthanon Mountain on 1009 road
Chiang Mai’s most photographed waterfall lies some 58 kilometres west of the city at the foot of Doi Inthanon Mountain, and provides a picturesque setting for picnics and relaxation.
Other Attractions on the same route

Borichinda Cave


Doi Inthanon National Park
Visiting the cave, which provides a pleasant setting for picnics, entails a 10-minute drive and a walk of some 2 hours from the Mae Klang Waterfall.
Other Attractions on the same route

Mae Ya Waterfall

Mae Ya Waterfall12 km from Chom Thong market
This is located 12 kilometres from Chom Thong market and is one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand..
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

 

Ob Luang Gorge

Ob Luang Gorge108 route,88 km from Chiang Mai town
This picturesque gorge is 88 kilometres from Chiang Mai provincial capital, and is framed by teak forests and mountains.
Other Attractions on the same route
Natural Beauty

 

 

 

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon Nationaql Park1009 road , Km 31
The 1,005-square-kilometre park covers Thailand’s highest mountain (2,565 metres). The lovely Wachirathan, Siriphum and Mae Pan waterfalls share the mountain with Meo and Karen hilltribe settlements. Forest above 1,800 metres is covered with lichens and wild orchids.
Other Attractions on the same route

 

 

Mae Sa Waterfall

Mae sa Waterfall26 km from town,Mae Rim-Samoeng route
This 8-tiered waterfall is 26 kilometres from town and occupies a natural setting among gigantic, towering trees.
Other Attractions on the same route 

Hotels

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Phone Numbers

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The international code for Thailand is 66. The long distance code for Pattaya is 038 for domestic calls, and 38 for international calls.

TAT Central Office Region 3 (Pattaya) 428750, 429113
Bus Terminal (Aircondition Bus) 429877
 Police Station (Pattaya) 420802-5
 Police Station (Banglamung) 221800-1
 Tourist Police 429371, 1699
 Fire Brigade Station 221000 (199)
 Banglamung Hospital 429244
 Bangkok – Pattaya Hospital 427751-5
 Pattaya Memorail Hospital 429422-4
 Pattaya International Hospital 428374-5
Immigration Office 429409
Pattaya City Hall 429405
Post Office (Banglamung) 428225
Post Office (Pattaya) 429341
 Post Office (Jomtien) 231944
The Marine Police Station (Pattaya) 423666
Highway Police Station (Pattaya) 425440