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Chiang Mai Travel Guide

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

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