Chiang Mai City (เมืองเชียงใหม่)
is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Chiang Mai Province.
The district includes the city of Chiang Mai. Neighboring districts
are (clockwise from the north) Mae Rim, San Sai, San Kamphaeng,
Saraphi and Hang Dong. Ping River runs through the district.
When traveling to the North of Thailand, the city center of Chiang Mai
is not to be missed. The area has plenty of shops, restaurants and
entertainment venues. The marvelous Chiang Mai offers a remarkable
and pleasurable experience for everyone, from young travelers to
seasoned tourists and families alike. The main sightseeing is to
be made “intra muros” (inside the fortifications), while more and
more recent development is taking place in the area around the city's walls.
Mae Ai (แม่อาย)
is Chiang Mai Province’s northernmost district.
Neighboring districts are (clockwise from the southwest)
Fang of Chiang Mai Province, Shan State of Myanmar, Mae Fa
Luang, Mueang Chiang Rai and Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province.
Most of the area consists of mountains, a part of Phi Pan Nam
Mountain Range, some 400-2,285 meters above sea level.
There are important mountains in the area, such as Doi Pha Hhom Bhog
(the second highest mountain of Thailand), Doi Bhoo Muan and Doi Ang-Khang
which is the origin of Mae Fang River, the most important rivers aside of
the Kok River.
Mae Fang National Park, located in Amphoe Mae Ai, Amphoe Fang, Amphoe
Chai Prakarn of Chiang Mai Province, consists of a complicated geography
which is a part of a watershed called Dan Lao Mountain Range. It is the
productive forest with a great number of plants and animals beautiful
natures such as Huai Bond Cave, Hot-mineral Water Pond, Hot Spring and
Mae Jai Stream.
is a district in the northern part of Chiang Mai Province.
Neighboring districts are (clockwise from the northeast)
Mae Ai of Chiang Mai Province, Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province,
Chai Prakan of Chiang Mai Province and Shan State of Myanmar.
The main sightseeing spots include the Doi Phahompok National
Park and the Doi Angkhang Royal Research Station
This royal agricultural station is located among beautiful mountainous
scenery with a cool climate year round. This 1300-meter high mountain
is a demonstration site for planting and researching temperate flowers,
fruits and vegetables under the Royal patronage. Besides, visitors can
visit several hill tribe villages on the slopes. Trekking and mountain
biking along some interesting trails can also be made in the area.
Doi Wiang Pha is a national park with an area of 583 square kilometers
(364,375 rai). It is covering the areas of Mae Fang National Conserved
Forest in Tambol Sridongyen, Tambol Maetalob, Chaiprakarn District,
Tambol Mae Kha, Tambol Mae Kha, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province,
and the left side of Mae Lao National Conserved Forest in Tambol Pa
Daed, Tambol Srithoi and Tambol Thakor of Chiang Rai Province.
The national park consists of high mountains extending northwards, which are
regarded as the boundary between the Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces. Doi
Wiang Pha is the highest mountain of the National Park, 1,834 meters above
sea level. Most of the areas are water-source forests for major canyons,
particularly the Fang River and branches of the Lao River such as Mae
Fangluang Gully, Mae Fangnoi Gully and Yangmin River.
Due to area’s abundance of forests, varieties of plants and different
altitudes (300-1,834 meters), the National Park has become the source
of foods and dwelling places for different kinds of wild animals
including Muntiacus Muntjak, wild boars, gorals, porcupines, wild
rabbits, monkeys, masked palm civets, squirrels, tree shrews, and
different kinds of birds such as White-rumped Shama, turtle doves,
hawks, while fowls and more.
Chiang Dao (เชียงดาว)
is a district of Chiang Mai Province located in northern Thailand. Its
nickname is "Little Tuscany" and there are a few local wines produced
in this area. Many characteristic shops and famous restaurants attract
tourists around the globe to Chiang Dao. Travelers gather around to visit
the district for bargain shopping, tasting delightful food and for sightseeing.
When visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand, Chiang Dao should not be missed out.
The area is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The
amazing Chiang Dao offers a remarkable and pleasant experience for every
Neighboring districts are (clockwise from the northeast) Fang, Chai
Prakan, Phrao, Mae Taeng of Chiang Mai Province, Pai of Mae Hong Son
Province and Wiang Haeng of Chiang Mai. To the north is the Shan State
Chiang Dao is the only province in Thailand which has all
twelve hill tribes in residence. The Pha Daeng National Park
is located in the district as well.
is a district in the northeastern part of the Chiang Mai
Province in the north of Thailand. Bordering districts are
(from the south clockwise) Doi Saket, Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao,
Chai Prakan of Chiang Mai Province, Mae Suai and Wiang Pa Pao
of Chiang Rai Province.
Attractions in Amphoe Phrao include Bua Tong Waterfall and
Nam Phu Chet Si ('Nam Phu' means 'fountain' or 'geyser' -
and 'Chet Si' means 'seven colors'). There is a mineral geyser
containing calcium-carbonate, gushing from the ground and then
overflowing streams and small waterfalls. Its streambed is solid
white, glittering crusted with calcium carbonate. Sunshine reflected
from the clear flowing and falling water and the white stream bed
makes it a truly extraordinary natural scenery.
Also the Doi Mae Pung Temple
is definitely worth a visit.
San Sai (สันทราย)
is a district situated in the central part of Chiang Mai Province.
During the rainy season, the Ping and Khao rivers bring a lot of
sand to accumulate at the area of the rivers join together year
A large sand dune used to appear where now the San Sai district
office is located. When the government created the district in this
area, in late 1890, they selected the name San Sai, because San means
dune and Sai means sand.
Mae Rim (แม่ริม)
is a district (“Amphoe”) in the central part of Chiang Mai
Province. Bordering districts are (from the north clockwise)
Mae Taeng, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Mai, Hang Dong and Samoeng
of Chiang Mai Province. Mae Rim and neighboring Samoeng are
very popular destinations in the Chiang Mai’s area.
The major attractions include the various mountain areas,
tea plantations as well as the Botanical Garden which attracts
visitors all year round, both locals and foreign travelers.
In recent years there has been quite some development of mid
and upper market accommodations in the area. Thus it has grown
beyond the day touring to accommodating overnight tourists who
are visiting the popular sightseeing attractions.
While Mae Rim and Samoeng are a bit distant from the city
center of Chiang Mai, the districts are certainly growing in
popularity and deserve attention when traveling to the region.
Doi Saket (ดอยสะเก็ด)
is a district (“Amphoe”) in the eastern part of Chiang Mai Province.
Neighboring districts are (clockwise from the south) Mae On, San
Kamphaeng, San Sai, Mae Taeng, Phrao of Chiang Mai Province, Wiang
Pa Pao of Chiang Rai Province and Mueang Pan of Lampang Province.
Doi Saket is mainly a rural farming area, containing a mixture of
rice fields on the valley floor to orchard and other farming on the
The village itself is located a 30 minute drive east from Tha
Pae Gate in Chiang Mai. The economic focus of the town is still
agricultural, and the city boasts a large produce market. The
village is most famous among Thai tourists for its beautiful,
modern-style wall murals inside of Wat Doi Saket.
Mae Chaem (แม่แจ่ม)
is a district of Chiang Mai Province. Neighboring districts are
(clockwise from the east) Samoeng, Mae Wang, Chom Thong and Hot
of Chiang Mai Province, and Mae Sariang, Mae La Noi, Khun Yuam,
Mueang Mae Hong Son and Pai of Mae Hong Son Province.
Main attractions are rafting on the Mae Chaem River as well
as the Traditional Cotton Weaving Villages which uniquely woven
fabric is in great demand due to its striking colors and indigenous
The Phutha Oen Temple (Wat Phutha Oen) is located in Chang Khoeng
Sub-district, Mae Chaem District. According to legend it was built
in the beginning of the Ratanakosin era. One of the most fascinating
features of this temple is the Water Chapel, a chapel surrounded by
water battlements instead of the usual cement battlements.
Also not to forget is the Mae Chon Luang Agricultural Station,
which is nestled in a gorgeous valley. Its hill slopes have been
developed into stepped plantations providing serene mountain panoramas.
It is especially remarkable during the cool season of December when the
cherry blossoms are in full bloom and when the area is covered
in beautiful pink and white petals.
Hang Dong (หางดง)
is a district of the Chiang Mai Province. Bordering districts are
(from the southwest clockwise) San Pa Tong, Mae Wang, Samoeng, Mae
Rim, Mueang Chiang Mai, Saraphi of Chiang Mai Province and Mueang
Lamphun of Lamphun Province.
One of the major attractions is the Chiang Mai Cultural Centre
is located at the beginning of Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road. The center
has an extraordinary collection of Lanna art and fascinating displays
of traditional northern culture. Spectacular folk dance and tribal
shows are performed while the characteristic northern dinner Khan
Tok is served.
The Lanna Woodcarving Art Museum
(Ban Roi An Phan Yang Museum)
is the exhibition center of antiques and woodcarving masterpieces,
situated at Chiang Mai-Sanpatong Road.
Baan Tawaii Handicraft center and market is another attraction
not to be missed. It can be reached easily from Hang Dong Market.
Visitors can find a whole range of decorative items, from antique
to modern, in the various shop houses and factories.
is a district of Chiang Mai Province. Saraphee is neighboring the
districts (from west clockwise) Hang Dong, Mueang Chiang Mai, San
Kamphaeng of Chiang Mai Province and Mueang Lamphun of Lamphun
The district was established in 1891 and was then named Yang Noeng
(ยางเนิ้ง). In 1927 it was renamed to Saraphee. The district is subdivided
into 12 communities, which are further subdivided into 105 villages.
Yang Noeng is a township which covers parts of Yang Noeng, Saraphee
and Nong Phueng.
San Kampaeng (สันกำแพง)
is an area very famous for its many silk and cotton weaving factories.
It is located 13 kilometers east of Chiang Mai.
Along the road from Chiang Mai to San Kamphaeng, there are plenty of
handicraft shops selling traditional Thai items such as woodcarvings,
ware to visiting tourists and locals
Located in San Kamphaeng is Bo Sang a village where handmade
are produced. In addition to umbrellas, visitors will find
various woodcarving and Thai silk
The hot springs set amidst natural surroundings of trees and verdant
hills, are located 36 kilometers from town. The water has a high sulphur
content and possesses curative and restorative properties. Basic conveniences
available for tourists are accommodations, a swimming pool, dining facilities
and separate mineral water bathing rooms.
San Pa Tong (สันป่าตอง)
is a district of Chiang Mai Province located 22
kilometers south of Chiang Mai Town, on the main
road number 108 which is called "Chiang Mai - Hod".
Bordering districts are (clockwise from the southwest)
Doi Lo, Mae Wang, Hang Dong of Chiang Mai Province,
Mueang Lamphun and Pa Sang of Lamphun Province.
In San Pa Tong you can experience the peacefulness,
charm and the authentic northern culture. Explore
the unique cultural and natural ways of the Sanpatong lives.
In Sanpatong district, An old town have been founded in the late of 7th
century AD during Hariphunchai, the former name of the city of Lumphun. Lumphun's
independence era was ended in the late 13rd
when it was taken by King mengrai and incorporated into The Lanna Kingdom.
Main attractions and point of interest include bamboo rafting and
elephant trekking in Maewang, Doi Inthanon National Park. Also Baan
Tawai woodcraft center and souvenir / decoration item market is definitely
a worthwhile excursion when visiting the area, many of the goods found in
other places in Thailand are produced and sold there.
Jom Thong (จอมทอง)
is a district in Chiang Mai Province’s southern part. Neighboring
districts are (from the south clockwise) Hot, Mae Chaem, Mae Wang,
Doi Lo of Chiang Mai Province, Wiang Nong Long and Ban Hong of
Lamphun Province. The area’s important river is the Ping River
The Doi Inthanon National Park is the major attraction of Jom
In Doi Inthanon National Park several points of interest are to
be found, such as Doi Inthanon
(ดอยอินทนนท์), the highest mountain
in Thailand. The mountain was known in the past as Doi Luang (meaning
“Big Mountain”) or Doi Ang Ka (meaning “The Crow's Pond Top”).
Doi Tao Lake
is a large reservoir situated above the Bhumibol Dam,
actually in the Tak province. The lake offers many recreational
opportunities during the rainy and cool seasons, including rafting
and cruise services to Bhumibol Dam.
is national park offering
breathtaking views of the natural scenery of a steep
river valley amidst beautiful mountains and teak forests.
Phra That Doi Noi Temple (Wat Phra That Doi Noi)
numerous marble Buddha images, Buddha image containers as well as a
chapel were discovered. The hilltop temple gives visitors a panoramic
view of the scenic beauty of the Mae Ping River and surrounding hills
and valleys. The temple can be reached on foot by climbing 241 steps.
Phra That Si Chom Thong Temple (Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong)
The temple is dated back to the mid-1400s and houses a collection of
bronze Buddha images. The secondary chapel contains a holy Buddha relic.
Chiang Mai International Airport (ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติเชียงใหม่) (CNX)
Chiang Mai is the major gateway to Northern Thailand andd is
becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Its
international airport welcomes over 2 million visitors each
year, receiving some 130 flights a week from Bangkok as well as
from Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos. The airport has
a full range of facilities to offer to its visitors.
Chiang Mai International Airport is located less than 10 minutes by
taxi from the city center. The airport consists of domestic and .
international terminals in a single building.
At the airport there are travel agent offices and customer service
desks for airlines including Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines,
Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Nok Air, One-Two-Go and other airlines.
In the terminals there are a number of exchange bureaus and ATMs
Chiang Mai Airport has plenty of food outlets, including coffee shops,
a deli and a fast food outlet. There are also several of shops selling
silk, handicrafts, fresh produce and souvenirs. Additional food and
merchandise shops are to be found within the departure lounge.