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Tourist Attractions in Chiang Mai

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Located in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai is one of the most important cities of this country in the aspect of culture. This is the largest city of the Northern Thailand and is a major tourist attraction. As it is an ancient city and being a major trading route, this city holds its historic importance. The city of Chiang Mai was established by the ruler Mengrai in the year 1296. Having a warm temperature throughout the year, Chiang Mai is a tropical and dry city. The days are usually quite warm ranging from 29°C to 32°C round the year, but the nights are quite cooler, ranging from 15°C to 20.

A few of the main Tourist Attraction in Chiang Mai are :


WatPhrathatDoiSuthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Wat in Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. This beautiful temple is referred to as Doi Suthep – name of the mountain where it is located. Being a sacred site to a considerable number of Thai People, this is 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai from where you can also see the impressive views of the city. This temple is considered to be founded in the year of 1383 where the first Stupa was built. Later, it was extended to a great level and made to look more extravagant with many more holy shrines added. During your holidays in Chiang Mai, don’t miss the chance to see this temple.

AngKhang Royal Project

Being the flagship project of Royal family, the Royal Agricultural Station AngKhang is a premier research station in Thailand for temperate fruits, testing new strains and cultivating fruit saplings for extension throughout the Royal Projects. Located on Thai-Burma Border, 160 km North of Chiang Mai City in Mon Pin, Fang, this hill side area is covered in new forests and agricultural plots that have helped eliminating poppy cultivation, four schools, and a lot more. They are providing education for children, a small medical centre and good roads to the outside world. It is a paradise in itself where you will get everything you need for luxurious life.

WatChediLuang

Wat Chedi Luang, the beautiful and ancient Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand is a blend of three temples that include Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin. This beautiful temple complex has witnessed a remarkable and significant renovation through a renovation scheme done by UNESCO World Heritage and Japanese government. When you wander around the temple, you can easily spot the restoration work on the four Naga stairways in each of the cardinal directions. Not to mention the base of the Stupa that has five elephant sculptures on the southern face. Out of them, four are reproductions, but the elephant on the far right is the original brick and stucco. Architectural wonder of the place will keep you surprised and enticed for the time to come.

Ban Tawai

Baan Tawai Village, the pride of handicraft in Thailand is one of the must see destination during your holidays in Chiang Mai. This beautiful village has achieved the award of OTOP Tourism Village of Thailand because of its unique character as the wood carving village. It is also the centre for various kinds of handicraft and the largest handicraft village of Thailand. This beautiful village has got global recognition from its skills and craftsmanship. If you want to purchase great quality hand-made merchandise, it is a great place for you to fulfill your requirement. This beautiful village is known for its wood sculptures and woodcarvings as well as for wood-based merchandise because the handicraft products of Baantawai are meticulously hand-made with skilled craftsmen.

WatPhra SinghWoramahaviharn

You will see a number of wonderful attractions and several magnificent and very old temples within the walled old city of Chiang Mai. Wat Phra Singh is the most beautiful and one of the popular and most attractive temples of all them. Called as the Monastery of the Lion Buddha and Temple of the Lion Buddha, this beautiful temple is an active temple with hundreds of monks and novices living here. This beautiful temple complex also houses a number of highly revered and very old Buddha images. The Wat Phra Singh dates back to the 14th century when Chiang Mai was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. It is one of the finest examples of classic Lanna style temple architecture in Northern Thailand.

Chiang Dao Cave

Chiang Dao, lies above the Menam Ping gorge on the green slopes of Doi Chiang Dao Mountain, is called as the City of Stars and derives from its earlier name Piang Dao. What makes this beautiful place a must see destination is the beauty of limestone peaks reaching a height of 2,186 meter – make Chiang Dao an impressive area. The village is a quiet little picturesque area with a quaint northern Thailand feel. This beautiful place is a must see destination consisting of more than 12 km of underground passage and caverns. However, much if it is not accessible to tourists. Caverns are more and passages are so complex that are not allowed to enter without a guide. The area will keep you surprised and persuade you to visit it again and again during your Chiang Mai tours.

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