|Doi Inthanon, Thailands highest point with 2565 meter|
Chiang Mai was recaptured in 1775 of King Taksin.
From there, you have a fantastic view over the country and especially in the morning where there is a very special atmosphere. The hot springs in San Kampaeng are the "home spa" of Chiang Mai and an only 45 minutes drive (east on 1006, according to San Kampaeng on the 1317 north-east) away. You can swim in the mineral rich water of the spring and specially for this a large pool was established.
Chiang Mai National Museum
The modern Lanna style designed museum is located next to Wat Chet Yot. It has an interesting collection of arts and crafts of the North. Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00 clock.
Insect and Natural Wonders Museum
A fascinating exhibition of native and foreign insects including animal fossils.
Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
|Chiang Mai Zoo|
The Zoo of Chiang Mai is one of the largest urban zoo in Thailand. A wide variety of animals can be observed from the paths. The large on average well maintained zoo is adjacent to the Huai Kaeo Arboretum, a botanical garden that invites you to walk in the shade. More than 200 kinds of Asian and African animals and birds are at home here. Opening times: daily from 08:00 to 19:00 clock. Restaurants and campsites are available. The best thing is the Night Safari. For 500 Baht you get offered a huge show with animals from around the world. They do not live in cages but in the large enclosure. In the evening the offer a fantastic Laser show for visitors. Chiang Mai also offer a lot of historical Buildings and Temples.
Activities in Chiang MaiChiang Mai is known above all for one: Trekking. These are mostly guided walks through beautiful national parks in the region combined with the obligatory ride on elephants and "Bamboo Rafting" (on 3-man bamboo raft more or less likely to raging river down to perhaps 10 km). The whole is a (for the average backpacker) is a experience you get to know nice people, much of Thailand's north and see the evening campfire fun. There are many opportunities to experience a unique time in Chiang Mai. One of them is to visit a spa or massage studio. The mostly practiced in Chiang Mai, northern style of traditional Thai massage is much softer and slower than the spread in southern Thailand style.
|Chiang Mai Night Market|
Behind the silver shops, on the road to Chom Thong are the leatherware factories. Chiang Mai also offers a large number of markets, such as the Warorot market (daytime) and of course the famous Night Bazaar. The non plus ultra is the Sunday market, directly from Tapae gate located to extend into the city, along Ratchadamnoen Road. Here you get real bargains, which produced by the hill tribes around. Highly Recommended.
|"Umbrella City" Bohr Sang|
The traditional natural dyes from berries, roots, soil, or even powdered insects are however rarely used. In the eastern area of San Kamphaeng the characteristic pottery of Chiang Mai from clay and feldspar are produced and distributed. 34 km from Chiang Mai or 23 km behind San Kamphaeng are the hot springs of San Kamphaeng, where you can forget the efforts of a long day with a visit to the bathroom.