Introducing Chiang Mai

This mountainous city in North Thailand is rich in local history, with interesting sites which date all the way back to the 1200s. From its famous Old City area which features old city walls and moats to the countless temples dotted around the area, Chiang Mai offers a cultured experience for those who want to escape from the tourism norms. Named the “Rose of the North”, this soulful city is diverse in every way; a multi-cultural people together with rich, changing nature. And there’s much to explore, including nearby national parks and endless hiking trails with the most wonderful views.

Highlights of Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh is a 14th Century temple construction which received the status of the first grade royal temple, as bestowed by King Ananda Mahidol in 1935.
Wat Chedi Luang
This 15th-century temples is adorned with the most intricate decorative details such as carved serpents. In 1545, the upper structure collapsed after an earthquake and was later reconstructed by UNESCO in the 1900s.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
This unique temple is a Theravada wat set in the mountains and is a sacred site for many Thai people in the local area. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy temples and architecture.
Elephant Nature Park
Originally founded by Sangduen "Lek" Chailert, the Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants.
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
For waterfall walks and temple trails, Doi Suthep–Pui National Park is a must. The park is home to the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Bhubing Palace which is the winter residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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