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  • Chiang Mai - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    explore the rich history and culture of the city and its surroundings Click here to find out more about the various museums Sightseeing or Hiking While visitors may spend several day exploring the city with its many temples and museums Chiang Mai is also an ideal starting point for sightseeing tours Day trips to Mae Sa valley offer nature and adventure with waterfalls elephant camps and botanic gardens Visit the highest mountain of Thailand or go to Doi Suthep the temple in the hills near Chiang Mai There are hundreds of hiking tracks in the mountains near Chiang Mai Shopping Whether you like shopping or not you will probably do some shopping when you visit Chiang Mai There is an abundance of handicrafts and other curiosities available in the many shops markets night bazaar and in villages surrounding Chiang Mai Climate When you plan a holiday in Chiang Mai it is nice to know what weather to expect Fortunately it has a very pleasant climate especially from the end of the rainy season in October until the next monsoon arrives in May But you may want to avoid February March when there is often a lot of air pollution Bird watching Chiang Mai is a good starting point for bird watching Click here for a list of birds of Thailand Many of these can be found in and near Chiangmai Tropical fruits Every season of the year Chiang Mai province produces a variety of healthy fruits Click here to find more information about tropical fruits Hotels and Guesthouses Chiang Mai has a wide range of hotels and guesthouses Every visitor will be able to find affordable accommodation The hotels that are most popular are the ones located near the Chiang Mai Night Bazar A bit of everything We started by

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  • Temples - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    of the most important temples in Chiang Mai The Emerald Buddha was once enshrined here but it was moved after the main structure partly collapsed because of an earthquake The Grand Pagoda Phra Dhatu Chedi Luang is now at its base about 60 meters wide and is 56 meters heigh The temple is home to several Buddha statues including a 9 meter tall standing Buddha statue and a 9 meter long reclining Buddha statue Click here for a map to the Wat Chedi Luang temple The chedi at Wat Chedi Luang has a base of 60 meters wide Sunset at Wat Chedi Luang Wat Jed Yod Wat Jed Yod temple gets its name from the seven chedis jed seven The temple has an Indian design and is decorated with seventy celestial images on the walls of the base The temple area is shaded by old trees and especially beautiful just before sunset Click here for a map to the Wat Jed Yod temple Wall decorations at Wat Jed Yod Buddha images at Wat Jed Yod Sunset at Wat Yed Jod Wat Yed Jod is beautiful just before sunset Monks inside the temple building Wat Bup Pha Ram Wat Bup Pha Ram is a beautiful temple located at the Tha Pae road which is one of the main roads in the center of Chiang Mai The temple area has several buildings in different styles and a tall chedi all worth visiting and within walking distance from Chiang Mai s Night Bazar Click here for a map to the Wat Buppharam temple The biggest temple building of Wat Bup Pha Ram Wat Bup Pha Ram temple wall decorations Decorations in Wat Bup Pha Ram temple complex Chedi of Wat Bup Pha Ram Wat Chiang Man Wat Chiang Man or Wat Chiang Mun was founded more than 700 years ago This old temple is located in the old city on the Rachpakinai Road At the base of the chedi are rows of elephants supporting the structure Click here for a map to the Wat Chiang Man temple Wat Chiang Man in the heart of Chiang Mai city Wat Chiang Man wall decorations inside the temple Elephants support the chedi of Wat Chiang Man Buddha image at Wat Chiang Man Wat Suan Dok Wat Suan Dok the flower garden temple is located on the west side of the moat on Suthep road This temple has a very large ordination hall Near this hall is an area with dozens of small white chedi which contain the ashes of many of Chiang Mai s Royal Family The largest chedi contains a Buddha relic As in most temple compounds also here you will find several Buddha trees Bodhi tree which is a symbol of enlightenment Click here for a map to the Wat Suan Dok temple Small white chedi in Wat Suan Dok Chedi in Wat Suan Dok The Buddha tree or Bodhi tree is a symbol of enlightenment Wat Sri Suphan Wat Sri Suphan is an

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  • Festivals - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    has become a spectacular celebration with krathongs in the river and with hot air balloons and fireworks lighting up the sky The festival goes on for several days and includes a great Krathong procession Krathong with candle and incense sticks Floating the krathongs in Chiang Mai s Ping river Hot air balloons light up the night sky in Chiang Mai The great Krathong procession The great Krathong procession Songkran The Songkran festival also called the water festival is the Thai New Year 12 15 April During this festival Thai people will pay respect to Buddha images they clean their houses and they sprinkle small amounts of water on their parents to honor them Sprinkling larger amounts of water is also the big fun during this event which takes place right in the hot dry season In Chiang Mai for three days the streets are full of people throwing water over each other or using water guns Some gangs put big containers of water on the back of their truck and drive through town showering everybody who comes within their reach Nobody is safe Everybody gets wet Trucks with water gangs roam the streets of Chiang Mai It s a water war Ready for some ice cold water Other festivals Apart from Loi Krathong and Songkran there are of course many other festivals and events that are celebrated in Thailand Children s Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of January to honor the role that children play in society Chinese New Year is celebrated by people of Chinese descent The Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place every year during the first weekend of February Sunthorn Phu Day is celebrated on 26th June to remember Thailand s famous poet Queen s Birthday on 12 August is celebrated as Mother s Day

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  • Museums - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    1 6 kilometers in the center of Chiang Mai surrounded by a moat In front of the building is the Three Kings Monument which honors the three 13th century kings who chose this place as the location for the new city of Chiangmai In the museum you will learn about culture and history of Chiang Mai and its people You will also learn about the region surrounding Chiang Mai city its agricultural history its hill tribes and its variety of cultures Part of the museum is devoted to Buddhism and other regional beliefs Address Phra Pokklao Rd Muang Chiang Mai Tel 66 0 53 217793 66 0 53 219833 Open Daily except Mondays from 8 30 AM to 5 00 PM Click here for a map to the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders Giant beetles butterflies and walking sticks are the main attraction of this museum together with a collection of rare fossils and dinosaur eggs The Insect museum is located at the bottom of Soi 13 Nimmanhaemin Road Open Daily from 9 AM to 5 PM Click here for a map to the Insect Museum Tribal Museum of Chiang Mai The Tribal museum is located on the north side of Chiang Mai It offers a collection of tribal handicrafts originating from the hill tribes of the Chiang Mai region including traditional household items tribal costumes and ornaments historic weapons and musical instruments and tribal jewellery and textiles Address Ratchamangkla Park Chang Puak Road Chiang Mai 50300 Thailand Tel 66 053 22 1933 Open Daily from 08 30 to 16 00 Click here for a map to the Tribal Museum of Chiang Mai Dara Phirom Museum A museum about the life of the late Princess Jao Dara Rasamee Princess Jao Dara Rasamee

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  • Sightseeing - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    trip to Doi Inthanon as there are several interesting stops to make There are several waterfalls near the road which are worth a visit Also on the main road to the summit you will find the two Napamaytanidol Chedi These are temples that were built to honor the 60th birthday of the King and Queen But the highlight of the visit will be a walk in the forest at the summit of the mountain This is a wet forest with old trees covered in ferns and mosses Wooden bridges help you get around without getting wet feet The place is famous for the many bird species that live here The best moment to visit Doi Inthanon is probably at the end or just after the rainy season i e October November But it is good any time of the year Click here for a map and more information about Doi Inthanon Doi Inthanon fern forest Mae Sa Valley About 20 kilometers north west of Chiang Mai is the Mae Sa valley It s a pretty road to travel and there are a couple of interesting spots to visit along this road including waterfalls elephant camps Hmong villages and a botanical garden Other attractions along this road include a snake farm an orchid and butterfly farm Bungy jumping and riding ATVs As it is not far from Chiang Mai a day trip to Mae Sa valley can combine several activities For example start with a visit to the Maesa waterfall then continue to the Maesa Elephant camp and finally enjoy a walk in the Queen Sirikit Botanic garden Click here for a map and more information about Mae Sa Valley Mae Sa Elephant camp Maesa elephant camp is a popular place for tourists especially for children Visit the elephant nursery or enjoy the show where elephants and their mahouts show how they can work together for example when moving tree logs Some elephants make paintings and others play a game of soccer Feed the elephants and take pictures with them But the real reason to visit the camp is of course to enjoy an elephant ride through the forest Click here for a map to find the elephant camp in Maesa Valley Elephant ride in Maesa elephant camp Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is just a few kilometers from the Maesa Elephant camp It s a beautiful place to explore with a total area of about 1 000 hectares The garden has a wide collection of plant species including some very rare ones Walk through the garden follow the nature trails and visit the many greenhouses The garden is also boasting an insect collection of over 15 000 species Click here for a map to the Queen Sirikit Botanical garden in Mae Sa Valley Inside a greenhouse in the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Royal Flora Ratchaphruek The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek was a flower festival held from November 2006 to January 2007 during which period it received over 3

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  • Hiking - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    mountain Click for more info about this hike Doi Inthanon Nature Trail A hike on the highest mountain of Thailand The starting point is about 4 5 km before reaching the summit of Doi Inthanon On this hike you always have to use one of the local guides 200 Baht who will provide information about the area The hike is partly through dense forest and partly over a ridge with beautiful views over the valley and other mountains Click for more info about this hike Tips for Hiking near Chiang Mai Even if hiking trails are well maintained and easy to follow they are usually not clearly marked and it is easy to get lost even for the more experienced hikers For your safety you should follow a couple of simple rules Don t hike alone If you do go on your own make sure somebody knows where you are going Go with somebody who knows the way and if possible take a GPS But don t rely only on the GPS batteries usually run out when you need them most Take spare batteries anyway Know that the mobile phone network is not available in the remote places where you will be hiking Wear proper hiking shoes and take a hiking stick a bamboo stick works fine Know that many trails have steep slopes and can be slippery even in the dry season Take enough drinking water at least 1 5 to 2 liter for a half day hike Take some energy bars or other snacks Take a first aid box with some basic items adhesive bandages betadine or other antiseptic tweezers scissors elastic bandages for sprains adhesive tape pain medication pocket knife a piece of rope etc Wear a hat against the sun Take a compass Take a whistle to draw attention in case you need to be found Remember that the pattern for S O S is short short short long long long short short short Depending on the season you may need insect repellent rain coat or clothes that protect you from leeches Don t litter Don t smoke The above rules apply to shorter half day hikes For longer hikes you will need addtional preparations more food and water and in case you need to camp overnight a tent warm clothes torches etc When hiking in a group don t try to keep up with people who have a faster pace Always walk at your own comfortable speed so that you don t burn up your energy The faster walkers will have to wait once in a while for slower walkers to catch up It is important to pay attention to where the other hikers are Always wait at junctions for the slowest person to arrive Stay together 4 Responses to Hiking Dan Curtis says January 21 2014 at 6 18 am I am looking for a good Thai guide who speaks good English for a day long hike in Doi Inthanon for my friend and

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  • Doi Pui to Doi Suthep - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    did this hike with some friends Our party included 7 Adults and 4 children The children are 6 5 3 and 8 months Let s just say it was an adventure The kids all did fine This trek isn t difficult and without kids could easily be done in a morning I would say if you hike a lot this is a really easy hike The kids were all able to do the hike It should be noted we are an expat group living in China so our kids are used to walking The only struggle we had were the two downhill sections that were significantly steep and lacked good footing We took our time and made it down fine The kids needed a lot of help and there were some rough moments but all in all it was not too bad Thanks for posting this hike We thoroughly enjoyed our day Oh by the way the Coffee is WORTH it Reply Marty says February 18 2013 at 8 53 pm Oh I didn t mention we actually didn t do the whole trek We cut it doen to about 7km We took the trail up to DoiPoi and then we hiked down to the village and the coffee shop From there we headed back up the road to the starting point So disregard my comment that this could be done in a morning Sorry about that Our hike could be done in a morning This one I can t really speak to We did however appreciate all the info so that we could take the maps and use them to complete part of the route but not all Reply Eran says July 3 2013 at 9 28 pm Thanks for the very good trail We tried it on july 3rd 2013 with our kids smallest aged 5 We finished at the village FEw tips Could not find any information center of the park so we just went to do this trail Was very hard to convince the sungathu driver to take us to the trail starting point from doi suthep temple On the way back we had one of thevillagers take us in his truck Cost us 500b each direction When reaching the summit there is crossing need to continue to path in north direction Later on there was a fork in coordinates n18 84355 e98 89519 we tookthe rightmost path which took us to the junction and entry road of the village Going down from thesummit indeed very steep but was ok All in all very good trail great weather lots of trees including bananas Took us 2 3h with the kids Have fun Reply Diego says October 20 2014 at 9 08 am Do not try the entire hike without a GPS It is not a hike for beginners without the accurate directions from a GPS unit My girlfriend and I tried it starting at the barrier The summit was closed for the weekend so we hiked

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  • Huay Tung Tao Circular Hike - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    355 m Turning left will lead you back to the place where you started the hike The entire hike is just over 7 kilometers long From the start at the Golden Buddha it takes you 415 meter higher up the mountain to an elevation of about 775 meter Depending on your speed and how long you rest at waterfall and helipad the hike will take about 3 hours Download the tracks With the following links you can download the hike The kml keyhole markup language and kmz files can be opened in Google Earth The gpx file can probably be used in your GPS device To download a file right click the link and then save it to your computer KML huay tung tao circular hike with waterfall and helipad kml 68 829 bytes KMZ huay tung tao circular hike with waterfall and helipad kmz 15 639 bytes GPX huay tung tao circular hike with waterfall and helipad gpx 112 003 bytes How to get there From the north west corner of the Old City take Huai Kaeo Road Road 1004 until after 2 2 km you reach the irrigation canal Turn right and follow the canal road Road 121 for about 6 7 km Turn left Huay Tung Tao is indicated Follow this road about 2 km and pay 20 Baht entrance fee At the T junction turn left Follow this road along the lake for about 1 2 km and park near the Golden Buddha Total distance from the north west corner of the old city to the Golden Buddha at Huay Tung Tao is about 12 km See the blue line on the map below red is the hike Location of the Huay Tung Tao hike 8 Responses to Huay Tung Tao Circular Hike Gar says August 14 2015 at 6 33 pm I did both a cycle to and around these lakes then later on did the hike I mist say thank you it is a great find I confess I got slightly lost and didn t get to see the waterfall and I ended up after helipad returning to my original way up Did the hike on my own and found it eminently doable for a relative beginner The hard part of the hike is quite the adventure Quite the large amount of bamboo fallen and impeding All in all I really appreciate what you ve done so thank you Reply Hein says August 14 2015 at 7 27 pm Pity you missed the waterfall it s nice especially in rainy season when it has a lot of water Reply dis says November 9 2015 at 11 50 pm Thanks a lot for sharing the place hike and detailed instructions turned out very helpful Today we just did a shorter version found on Wikiloc navi app with hiking trail maps to the waterfall and back as we arrived a little late I must say GPS was essential otherwise we wouldn t find the right path

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