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Palaces, Museums and Gardens in Chiang Mai

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

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.
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Chiang Mai Arboreum

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