Sights in Chiang mai

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Wat Phan Tao

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Protected by the moats, the old city is filled with monuments that mark the course of change in the city's seven hundred year history. Generations have trod the narrow lanes that link the quiet neighborhoods to the temples and the markets. Chiang Mai has over 300 temples making it an impressive place to be. Along the main streets, trade has been the lifeblood of the city; but it is the spiritual and artistic striving focused at the temples that has given beat to city's enduring heart (see temples). In the distance you can see Wat Doi Suthep giving a nice setting for the now second biggest city of Thailand.

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Chiang Mai Sightseeing

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The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of places for sightseeing including beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples), 36 Wats within the old city walls and many more in the surrounding countryside, and on this sightseeing coach tour a visit to the most fascinating Wats is made. Visit old and historical temples including Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chedi Luang and other sightseeing tours. Of all Chiang Mai’s cultural achievements, none are more remarkable than their handicrafts. Chiang Mai is, quite simply, sightseeing tours to Thailand’s major center for more..

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Chiang Mai Zoo

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The zoo is set amidst hills of trees and shade on the slopes of Doi Suthep, it has about 500 animals in fenced-in, open-air habitats and also features an open-air bird sanctuary. Next door is Chiang Mai's arboretum, an ideal spot for walking and relaxing.

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Wat Phra Singh

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temple in rainy season
temple in rainy season
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Wat Phra Singh officially known as Wat Lee Chiang Phra, It is the community center of the old city and is famous a temple being the original home of Jade Buddha which is now is housed in Bangkok. It however was orginally constructed in 1343 AD to enshrine the relics of Phaya Kham Fu, the sixth ruler of Chiang Mai. One may partake in many festivals and event throughout the year at this temple. Like most things in Chiang mai, it is the people that make it special, with monks that like to talk with you at this temple to the school children in the temple school on the grounds, here more..

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Wat Ram Poeng

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Wat Phan Tao

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Wat Phan Tao
Wat Phan Tao
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Most commonly overlooked, but the large teak structure is a beautiful testament of the Northern Thai architectural style.

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Doi Suthep Temple

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One of Chiang Mai's greatest attractions is Do Suthep , a 1,601m (5,250ft) high peak with panoramic views over the city and the river, Mae Ping. Climb the steep 300-step stairway which is magnificently flanked by undulating, seven-headed serpents or nagas leading to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep , perched on top of the mountain. Virtually any hotel or tour company in Chiang Mai will arrange a visit to Doi Suthep which whilst the easiest way to visit you may pay extra for the trip than if you visit independently and your time there may be limited. Catch a Songthaew up to the foot of more..

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Borichinda Cave

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Visiting the cave, which provides a pleasant setting for picnics, entails a 10-minute drive and a walk of some 2 hours from the Mae Klang Waterfall.

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Doi Inthanon National Park

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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.

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Mae Klang Waterfall

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Chiang Mai's most photographed waterfall lies some 58 kilometres west of the city at the foot of Doi Inthanon Mountain, and provides a picturesque setting for picnics and relaxation

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Hill Tribe Museum

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The Hill Tribe museum is really worth a visit. It was originally a part of the Tribal Research Institute, bit in 1997 it was moved to Ratchamangkla Park. It is a very good place to get information about the different hill tribe people.It is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30pm and the entrance is free. It's about a ten-minute walk from the park gate on Chotana Road or take a songthaew. The museum is set out on two floors, with the main exhibition area on the lower floor where displays about each of the main hill tribes are accompanied by concise information more..

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Wat Chiang Man

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Wat Suan Dok

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Ob Luang Gorge

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This picturesque gorge is 88 kilometres from Chiang Mai provincial capital, and is framed by teak forests and mountains.

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Chiang Mai National Museum

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Wat Chedi Luang

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Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
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A huge temple complex, which includes a large Lanna style chedi that was partially destroyed.

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