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Thailand’s “Rose of the North” is a cultural and natural wonderland with ethnic diversity, a multitude of attractions and welcoming hospitality.
Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996. King Meng Rai the Great founded the city as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom on Thursday, April 12 1296 around the same time as the establishment of the Sukhothai Kingdom. King Meng Rai even conferred with his friends, King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao before choosing the site where the capital of the Lanna Kingdom was to be founded. Henceforth, Chiang Mai not only became the capital and cultural core of the Lanna Kingdom, it was also to be the center of Buddhism in northern Thailand. King Meng Rai himself was a very religious leader who even founded many of the city’s temples that remain important to this day. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features centuries-old pagodas and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. This dichotomy is best appreciated within the moat-encircled old city, which retains much of the fortified wall that once protected the city center as well as the four main gates that provided access to the former Lanna capital city. Strangely, for many years tourists had mistaken Chiang Mai simply as the base from which they could plan trekking and rafting trips to hill tribe villages and explore other provinces. Once in Chiang Mai, however, tourists are surprised by the fact that there are so many things to discover other than its beautiful and historic temples. Intriguing diversity among ethnic tribes, a number of elephant camps, many cooking and massage schools, numerous outdoor activities, a variety of handicrafts workshops, various cultural performances, and breathtaking scenery make Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations. The phrase “a day in Chiang Mai is enough to see things around town” was once a common expression. Today, two weeks in Chiang Mai may not be long enough for travelers to experience all that Chiang Mai has to offer.
The old city of Chiang Mai is a showcase of the north’s fascinating indigenous cultural identity that includes diverse dialects, a delectable cuisine, distinctive architecture, traditional values, lively festivals, numerous handicrafts workshops, northern style massage, and classical dances. Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. The presence of numerous hill tribes that feature a wealth of unique cultures enhances Chiang Mai’s distinctive diversity. Hill tribe trekking, often combined with river rafting and elephant riding has always been one of Chiang Mai’s greatest tourist attractions. Nowadays there are innumerable activities and attractions both in the city and the surrounding province, including massage instruction and golf. Moreover, visitors can visit workshops where they can learn about the production of silk or silver, and purchase memorable, hand-crafted souvenirs. With such a diverse range of attractions and an equally grand selection of dining and accommodation options, Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy the ultimate Thailand holiday.
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Doi Suthep is reputed to be the easiest trip of Chiang Mai. You can only take one day, you can hang down. From the top of the hill away from the city about 16 kilometers. A four-wheel carrier in front of the CMU. Front and Mai Zoo For travelers who are not driving their own private chartered Doi Suthep well. On the way, in addition to many area attractions, restaurants, shops, it also features a fully equipped. Visitors come to shop for dinner. And lodging for the night in the city as well. In late winter, Doi Suthep is the most suitable for tourism. Because of Doi Suthep, the reverse is the view of the city from the top was beautiful. By contrast, a view in February. The air was cool, Doi Pui is convenient for trips to the beautiful flowers bloom. Some flower in full bloom. Doi also have equally beautiful views.
International travelers heading to Doi Suthep Temple. A viewpoint overlooking beautiful location is about 2-3 points if your own car, it is considered to stay in the car and also take a souvenir. After curve measured heart of Chiang Mai, popularly called, came to Doi Suthep Temple. The sacred city that has religious significance and history of Chiang Mai. It was constructed in 1927 with “Naga staircase” leading up to the 306 meter level inside the temple. “Chedi Phra That Doi Suthep” is a pagoda in Chiang Saen. Octagon has a high base recess bell bench. The stupa is gilded tin Under the pagoda with Royal Saree Riga element of King Buddha contained.
Drive from Chiang Mai Huay Kaew Road. Through the CMU A road tour to the foot of Doi Suthep – Doi Pui. Dr. Doi Suthep – Pui. Also a trail drive Cycling routes And many hiking trails to adventure together. Whether it’s hiking trails, streams, waterfalls, Monta – Srivijaya on the road – the National Park. Walking to visit the rain forest and dry evergreen forest (wild rubber Pai) and to watch the wild birds are beautiful and rare. Driving directions of space in the center of Doi Suthep -. And various mountain villages Routes for mountain bike The palace Bhuping Palace Doi Pui. Directions Pui – Khun Chang Kian – Mae Sa Mai. Trail Creek Sleep – Khun Chang Kian – Mae Sa Mai. And the Mae Sa Mai – Khun Mae Wire – Finishing mother.
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Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. It noted a mountain trip easy and comfortable as possible. Because of all the notable places to visit was connected with a well-paved road. From there, it is one kilometer Mae Ya waterfall is beautiful and one of the largest in Thailand. The water flows all year round The Huai Mae Ya Falls cascades down cliffs up to 280 meters wide and 80 meters Mae Klang (km 8) is a waterfall that tourists come to enjoy a picnic, relax, eat snacks, brunch amidst the shady caverns’s engaged. (8.5 kilometers) inside the cave with stalagmites and stalactites that are millions of years old. And a statue in a cave waterfall statistics Wachirathan (Km 21) is a large waterfall with water all year round. We can see a line of rainbow colors caused by aerosol sprays of waterfalls at noon. This cascade is the most spectacular waterfalls, streams, a waterfall of a new glory. The shelter in the jungle valleys and forests. A shady terrace, lounge and a scenic waterfall from any remote location.
Inthanon Royal Project Research Station. In the Hmong village of Khun Klang. The interior is beautifully shady The plants flower in winter. It also has a restaurant and accommodation services. Waterfall landscape glory (Km 30) when people called a waterfall deep by Hmong village. We see two beautiful waterfalls white. I Doi Inthanon away, you’ll see wooden sheds lined up on the right hand side of the road. People will bring fresh vegetables Compote and crafts sold at the market Hmong. From morning to evening Away from the office park to approximately 4.5 kilometers to Doi Pha Tang. Two notable rock on the summit. A scenic view of Doi Inthanon. TWiT earth Shaan Stupa and the general landscape glory. (Km 41), suitable for garden flowers, beautiful view and a scenic sunset at one of the finest of Doi Inthanon. And watch the sunrise is beautiful as well.
Hiking trails, nature trails on Doi Inthanon short to very short walking distance comfort to be able to watch nature at any age. Remote and walking trails ideal for adventurers to choose Kew Mae Pan is a short hiking trail approximately 3 km long forest species. Rhododendron, including Small white roses and orchids are in full bloom in late winter. If lucky, may even watch the hunt Goral morning. The Royal Basin Trail Situated on the highest point in the height of 2560 meters above sea level. You can drive up to it. The highlight is that each tree was covered with moss, fern If lucky, you can see the green-tailed sunbird. And the beginning of the year rose
From the city on Highway 107 heading to Chiang Mai – tail dl – San Pa Tong – Thong. King District Chapter will have to turn right onto a paved road to Doi Inthanon.
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Donna royal monastery Type Woramahawihan Located in Chiang Mai Old SamLan Phra Singh Chiang Mai’s Wat Phra Sing Temple is a temple of the city. The Phra Singh (Buddha) during the Buddha sacred city of Chiang Mai and Lanna kingdom. Chiang Saen Buddha is known. “Singh, one of Chiang Saen”
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Maha Thera who is known as the creator of the road up to Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai since 2477 and has been dubbed. The merit of Lanna Referring to the saint of Lanna
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Located on the hills of Laos Mae Ngon, Fang district, Chiang Mai province. With a height of 1,400 meters above sea level and has a peak elevation of 1,928 meters, is home to the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang. Which was established in 2512 by His Majesty the King at that. “He helped himself to a” transition area from the opium fields as agricultural plots in winter.
Cold weather Average temperature of 16.9 degrees Celsius, a hill tribe in Thailand, China, Thailand, Hong Palaung and Lahu blacks lived about 600 households in six villages.
Doi Ang Khang has many attractions. Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station, bonsai gardens, scenic compressed air, and the edge of the village as the village then.