Doi Suthep Route

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. 



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.

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 

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