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Wat Chedi Luang
“Luang” means “large” in northern dialect, and as the name suggests, Wat Chedi Luang temple is home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi built featuring 98 meters tall and 54 meters in diameter. The construction of the orginal chedi was completed in 1481 during the reign of King Mengrai. But the current Chedi Luang is an restoration according to the deconstruction of the chedi in 1545 due to an earthquake. The ordination hall located in the front is also an example of beautiful Lanna architecture with its serpents are probably one of the most remembered elements.Distance : 110 m
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Perhaps the most famous and important temple in Chiang Mai every visitor must pay a visit. On top of Doi Suthep Hill, at 3,520 feet above sea level, finds the revered golden Phra That (chedi) of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep rises against the sunlight. The temple was built in 1383 to enshrine Buddha’s relics. You can actually drive uphill to the higher platform but a lot of devout Buddhists choose to pilgrim by walking 290 steps up to the hilltop. After praying the Phra That for good lucks, don not forget to proceed to the terrace to soak up panoramic views of Chiang Mai town and surrounding countrysides.Distance : 34 mins drive without traffic
Among the hundreds of Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, the Wat Umong or “Tunnel temple” is unique because of its location in the forest and its system of tunnels. The serene and peaceful atmosphere at the 13th century forest temple near Doi Suthep mountain provides a welcome change from the much visited sites in Chiang Mai. The temple’s full name is Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, which translates to “Temple of the tunnels and Buddha Dhamma garden”. A number of tunnels dug out of a mound contain shrines with Buddha images, where devotees can pay their respect to the Buddha.
Distance : 14 mins drive without traffic
Opening Time : 06.00am - 05.00pm everyday
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Set in the King Rama IX Lanna Garden on Chotana Road, the exhibitions of this ethnology museum are tribute to the people and culture of nine significant hill tribes: Karen (Kariang), Hmong (Meo), Mien (Yao), Lisu (Liso), Akha (Iko), Lahu (Musoe), Lau,Thin, and Khamu, including the minority tribe of Malabri. The museum exhibits different ways of life, culture, beliefs, and local wisdom of each tribe through displays of cultural artifacts and objects related to the cultures.
Distance : 15 mins drive without traffic
Opening Time : 09.00am - 04.00pm everyday
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Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
The main venue for shopping in Chiang Mai, indeed all of Thailand, the night bazaar is a can't-miss part of the Chiang Mai experience. Ground zero of this nightly commerce bomb is located at the intersection of Chang Khlan Road and Loi Khro Road but the whole thing spreads out for two blocks in either direction. A good way to check out the whole thing is to start at Tha Phae Road and work your way south towards Loi Khro. Once you reach the end of the market, cross the street and work your way back along the other side. Don't forget to peek down the little sois (alleyways) and arcades along the way. If you see something you like you might want to be patient-there are hundreds of vendors and an absolute flood of products for sale.Distance : 6-min drive without traffic
Sunday Walking Street
Chiang Mai’s most famous market runs only once a week, so if you’re only in town for just one weekend, make sure you head here on a Sunday evening. The kilometre-long stretch is situated in the heart of the city’s main tourist area and runs from Tha Pae Gate going towards Ratchadamnoen Road in the west. The road is closed to traffic from 16:00 creating a temporary walking street, and on sale you’ll find a huge variety of handicrafts, souvenirs, and accessories. Aside from the shopping, the area comes alive with food vendors, makeshift bars and roadside massage areas for a quick foot rub.Distance : 290 m
Ton Lamyai Market
For an alternative market experience in Chiang Mai, a morning stroll around Ton Lamyai Market is a great way to kick off your day in the city. Specialising in one thing and one thing only – flowers – this vibrant, colourful market is located next door to the larger Worarat Market, right on the banks of the tranquil River Ping. Open 24 hours every day, the visiting in the morning means you’ll escape the heat and crowds of later in the day, and also get see to see the day’s deliveries arriving in the lorry load. Expect to see fresh, locally-grown roses, orchids, chrysanthemums, pussy willow and lotus flowers.
Distance : 7-min drive without traffic
Opening Time : 24 hrs Everyday
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Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo was established by the The Zoological Park Organization, Thailand in 1974. Situated on 531 Rai of verdant forest land at the foothill of Doi Suthep mountain, the zoo is surrounded by hilly terrain which is home to thousands of species of wild plants and flowers adorning the natural landscape of valleys, streams and waterfalls. Chiang Mai Zoo is the first and only zoo in Northern Thailand where visitors can experience the excitement and intimacy of various species of animals in their natural habitat.
Distance : 17 mins drive without traffic
Opening Time : 08.00am - 09.00pm everyday
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Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
A national park in Chiang which covers a 262-square-meter verdant forest and mountain ranges in three districts of Chiang Mai. Attractions in this national park include Huai Kaew Waterfall and Kru Ba Sri Wichai monument tribute to a Buddhist monk who successfully initiated the construction of a road to the peak of Doi Suthep, which was completed in 1935.. Among the major hills: Doi Suthep, Doi Buak Ha, and Doi Pui, Doi Suthep is perhaps the best known as its peak is the location of a sacred Wat Phra That Di Suthep and the golden pagoda that shrines against the sun.
Distance : 17-min drive without traffic
Opening Time : 08.00am-06.00pm everyday
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Chiang Mai Night Safari
Located as part of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Night Safari is spread over 819 rai or 328 acres of Tambon Mae Hia and Tambon Suthep. Traverse the exciting Thailand’s first night safari in the 50-seat open air tram to meet elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, Asiatic black bears, tigers, hyenas, crocodiles, and many more. Many activities are lined up, especially if you are ready to have a direct contact with the animals, including bathing elephants, feeding hippopotamus and rhino horn.
Distance : 20-min drive without traffic
Opening Time : 11.00am-11.00pm everyday
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