Sightseeing

Category: Sightseeing

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park (30 minutes)

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, the superb landscaped national park covers an area of 262 square kilometres of Amphoe Mae Rim, Amphoe Hang Dong, and Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai. The park consists of verdant forests and mountain ranges. Major mountains include Doi Suthep, Doi Buak Ha, and Doi Pui. This is a main source of tributaries and streams in Chiang Mai. Sacred places, religious attractions and historical sites are located in the park complex. To get to the park office, drive from Chiang Mai town for 5 kilometres on the Huai Kaeo-Chiang Mai University-Chiang Mai Zoo route to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep en route to the intersection on the right, the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park road sign will be seen.

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Category: Sightseeing

Chiang Mai zoo

Chiang Mai zoo (10 minutes)

Chiang Mai Zoo is located next to Huai Kaeo Arboretum. It is a well-managed large zoo, which occupies the lower forested slopes of Doi Suthep Mountain. The zoo contains more than 200 types of Asian and African mammals and birds. The most popular star here is a couple of panda, the friendship Chinese ambassador. The zoo provide mono-rail service within the area of 2 kms. Additional, the twilight zoo is open 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. The newly aquarium on its area 10 rais, which housed the longest underwater automatic tunnel of Asia with 133 meters, and will accommodate both sea and river fish and animal from various areas; such as the upper mountain ranges of Northern Region, Khong River Basin, Amazon River Basin, the plain land of mangrove and from the underwater world. Moreover, the Nakhon Ping Bird Aviary, a large bird aviary with an area of 6 rai that is also the largest one of its kind in Thailand. This offers an opportunity to see and study about the nature of more than 132 local and international species of bird in the midst of a natural environment with a waterfall.

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Category: Sightseeing

Suan Dok ancient temple

Suan Dok ancient temple (5 minutes)

Buddhist temple with large number of white chedis The Wat Suan Dok located just West of the old walled part of Chiang Mai city is a very old temple known for its large number of white chedis or pagodas. Wat Suan Dok literally means flower garden temple. The temple derives its name from the location where it was built. The temple area was once used as a Royal flower garden by the ruler of Chiang Mai. The most noticeable feature of the Wat Suan Dok is the large number of chedis. The tallest golden chedi in Sri Lankan style is 48 meters high and contains the relic of the Buddha. A large number of smaller white chedis contain the ashes of members of several generations of the Chiang Mai Royal Family. The ashes were brought here from several places in Chiang Mai as requested by Princess Dararasmi early 20th century.

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Huay Kaew waterfall

Huay Kaew waterfall (15 minutes)

Hauy Kaew Waterfall and Mon Tha Than Waterfall - 2 Peaceful Waterfalls on Doi Suthep Mountain, Chiang Mai Hauy Kaew and Mon Tha Than waterfalls make a lovely break to the journey up the mountain. Neither waterfall is jaw-droppingly stunning (for that, head to Doi Inthanon National Park), but they are wonderful to visit nevertheless.
Hauy Kaew has some great walks around (be careful if you go this way) or a bit away from the fall - follow the signposts there or use my map to help you....you can walk about 500 meters onwards from the fall to actually meet the main road.

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Nimmanhaemin Road

Nimmanhaemin Road (5 minutes)

Nimman is Chiang Mai's chicest neighbourhood. Since the mid-00s the kilometer-long road between Huay Kaew and Suthep has attracted trendy coffee shops, natty boutiques, hot and cool night spots and some of the city's most modern apartments. If you want to be seen - or want to watch people who want to be seen - this is probably the place for you.

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Chiang Mai Walking Street

Chiang Mai Walking Street (15 minutes)

Wualai Walking Street (Saturday Market) The Wualai has been so far known for good quality of silver and lacquer wares. On Saturday evenings, the open-air market will be set up for the famous handicraft area. Do not miss a chance to shop for authentic northern silver, lacquer wares and unique handicrafts. Tourists are enjoy the local foods and Thai traditional performances. The market start from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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OFFICE CHIANGMAI

21 HuayKaew Rd., T.Suthep, A.Muang, Chiangmai 50200
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