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Attractions in Chiang Mai

Historical Sites

Wiang Kum Kam

Location : Amphoe Saraphi
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Wiang Kum Kam
Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient city that was built in the reign of King Mengrai in 1286. The city was surrounded by ditches in every corner and they were used as reservoirs. From the discoveries, there are 20 ancient remains in and around Wiang Kum Kam include buildings and temples of Wat Chedi Liam, Wat Chang Kham, Wat Noi, Wat Pu Pia, Wat Ku Khao, Wat E Kang, Wat Hua Nong, and Wat Pu Song. The remains are dating from 21st –22nd Buddhist centuries

Opening Hours 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission Tram 20 Baht/person (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5314 0322, 08 4047 6794

Wiang Tha Kan

Location : Amphoe San Pa Tong
Wiang Tha Kan is an ancient city wall dated back to the Hariphunchai period, built before the advent of King Mengrai. During excavations, sandstone and earthen Buddha images including earthen amulets, brown jars with bones and Chinese porcelains from the Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368) were found in the area of Tha Kan village. The best preserved of the ruins are the pagoda and the foundations of the viharn, constructed from bricks and laterite.

How to get there :
Wiang Tha Kan is located about 34 kilometres to the south of Chiang Mai along Highway No.108.
Opening Hours 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.

Palace

Bhubing Palace
Location : Amphoe Mueang
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Bhubing Palace
Bhubing Palace is located on the same road, 4 kilometres beyond Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, on Doi Buak Ha. The royal winter palace was built in 1961. The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent State visitors from abroad.

Opening Hours : 08.30 am. – 11.30 am. and 01.00 pm. – 03.30 pm. (Please dress properly)
Admission : 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5322 3065, 0 5321 9932, 0 5321 9915
Daraphirom Palace
Location : Amphoe Mueang
The museum was originally the residence of Chao Dara Rasmi -- one of the favorite consorts of King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V princess of the northern Lanna Kingdom. The structure of the museum is well-preserved, and constitutes a cross-over between Thai and Western architecture.

How to get there : Away from the city of Chiang Mai to Route 107 and near Mae Rim Municipal Hall then turn left Dara Rasamee Camp.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 04.00 pm.
Admission : Adult 20 Baht, Children 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5329 9175

Monuments

The Three Kings Monument

Location : Amphoe Mueang
These three Anusawari Sam Kasat bronze sculptures portray men standing in 14th-century royal costume. They represent Phaya Ngam Meuang, Phaya Mengrai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng, the three northern Thai-Lao kings most associated with Lanna history. The statuary has become a shrine to local residents, who regularly leave offerings of flowers, incense and candles at the bronze feet in return for (hoped for) blessings from the powerful spirits of the three kings.
Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument
Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument

Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument

Location : Amphoe Mueang
The monument is located near Huay Kaew Falls about 7 kilometers from the township. The monument was built to commemorate Khru Ba Si Wichai, a popular monk who led volunteers to build the first manmade road up the hill to Phrathat Doi Suthep temple.

Museums

Ban Kham Un Museum

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Ban Kham Un Museum
Ban Kham Un Museum
Situated on the right side of km 4. It contains contemporary art, as well as rare ancient objects from the Ban Chiang Era. The museum is well utilized to produce a holistic composition of beauty and serenity.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 04.00 pm.
Admission: Child 30 , Adults 100 Baht
Contact : 0 5329 8068

Ban Roi An Phan Yang Museum

Location : Amphoe Mueang
This creative handicraft is the exhibition center of antiques and woodcarving masterpieces for those who love the beauty of art. The place where rare and fine art are collected to be the everlasting priceless heritage of Lanna.

Opening Hours : 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm. Tuesday – Sunday (Close on Monday)
Admission: 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5335 5819, 0 5382 2649

Bank of Thailand Museum Northern Region

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Bank of Thailand Museum  Northern Region
Bank of Thailand Museum Northern Region
At the Bank of Thailand Museum, northern region office, there is now a center of information for both coinage which is open to the public for the purpose of displaying the value of Thai heritage.

The Bank of Thailand Museum, northern region office, is located at the The exhibition displays the relationship between coinage and textiles, both of which have had an important role since the past as means of trade and exchange, from a basic way of life to an economic system.

The main objective of the Museum is to preserve Thai currency, one of our important cultural heritages, as well as to stimulate the research and study on the history and evolution of Thai currency. The exhibitions started from the prehistoric medium of exchange the ancient currency, used in different eras up until the present day. In addition, it also highlights the roles and responsibilities of the Bank of Thailand, the governors, as well as the history of Bang Khun Phrom Palace and H.R.H. Prince Baripatra Sukhumbhands life.

The exhibitions compose of 14 rooms such as:
Ancient Coins Room: The exhibition in this room dated back to the prehistoric era when medium of exchange such as shells or beads were used as money until the introduction of coins, including Funan coins, Dvaravati coins, Sri Vijaya coins, as well as Lanna and Lanchang money, which had been used before the Kingdom of Thailand was found.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 12.00 am., and 01.00 pm. – 04.00 pm. On Monday – Saturday
Admission: Free (Please call before visiting)
Contact : 0 5393 1182-3

Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
The prosperity of Kingdom of Lanna and City of Chiang Mai has played a vital role in development of the upper north of Thailand. Since Chiang Mai has a long continuous history, this invaluable heritage and stories are still relevant nowadays. The Chiang Mai Historical Hall provides a comprehensive picture of the significant stories and issues of the past; political administration, trade, religion, transport, and other important social aspects which had great impact on the city now over 700 years old. In addition, people will learn more about the historical research tools such as legends, Lanna scripts, inscriptions, and other different artifacts. The Hall is located at the heart of the old city next to the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre. The medium-sized of buildings with temporary Lanna architectural style are located to the west in order to avoid the rows of trees around there. The area is set aside for both permanent exhibitions and outdoor activities.

Opening Hours : 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm. Tuesday – Sunday (Close on Monday)
Admission: 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5321 7793, 0 5321 9833

Chiang Mai National Museum

Location : Mueang District
Chiang Mai National Museum
Chiang Mai National Museum
The Chiang Mai National Museum is one of the well known museums in Chiang Mai. It is located in close proximity of the Wat Jet Yod area of the city. The museum was opened to general public on 6th February in the year 1973. It provides an insight into the rich heritage of Thailand. Chiang Mai National Museum is based under the patronage of Royal Majesties, the King and Queen. It has been assigned as the centre of education and the preservation of art and culture by the fine Arts Department of the city.

The Chiang Mai National Museum consists of a two storey traditional northern of Lan Na style rooftop. Visitors have to pass through six sections of exhibits, which provide us with insights on history of Chiang Mai. The museum also showcases relics of the natural and cultural background of the city. The exhibits also include relics of the ecology and geography of Chiang Mai. We also come to know about the prehistoric settlements in this region by visiting the Chiang Mai National Museum. You can have an idea of the city's liberation from the Burmese and its re-establishment starting from 1782.

The second floor, of the museum is dedicated to trade and economy of the Lanna Kingdom. It also displays photographs and artifacts that showcase the modern life in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai National Museum also highlights its agricultural industry, and its relation with global industry. The exhibition display's numerous photographs that gives us information on the prehistoric historic settlements, the history and culture of the region, the present scenario and the prospective future of Chiang Mai.
Opening Hours Dialy from 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5322 1308

Khum Chao Burirat House

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Khum Chao Burirat House
Khum Chao Burirat House
A ’Khum’ is the traditional house of Northern Thai royalty. ’Chao Burirat’, refers to one of the highest levels of government office in the Chiang Mai political system during the period from 1774 - 1932. The House is located on Phra Pok Klao Rd., on the side that meets Ratchadamnoen Rd., in Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang.

The House architecture was created by combining traditional and colonial styles. A model of the first Western influence to come to Chiang Mai, it shows a perfect blend of local and western style. The first floor has thick brick walls with a round arch arcade on the north facade. The second floor and roof structure, however, were built of teak in the Thai style. This unique architecture was influenced by British merchants engaged in the teak trade. At present, it is the office of the Lanna Architecture Centre, Architecture Faculty, Chiang Mai University.

Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 05.30 pm.
Admission : Free (For viewing, Please make an appointment in advance)
Contact : 0 5327 7855

Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders Chiang Mai

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai was founded in 2002 by an entomology enthusiast Manop Rattanarithikul, who is also known as mosquito man, and his wife Rampa, a PhD in the field. The museum is open daily between 09:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai is 200 baht. The money is used by Manop for conducting further research on insects.

The owner of Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai Manop will himself guide you through the exhibition. While visiting this museum, you will realize that the man has done extensive research on these creatures. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders in Chiang Mai exhibit everything from massive beetles to almost invisible little gnats. The museum displays around 422 species of insects that survives in Thai climate.

Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai is the most unusual museum out of all Chiang Mai Museums. It has much more to display except its inhabitants. The entrance has an unusual display of wood, termite nests, honeycombed insect nests, insect habitats and breathtaking pictures of the insects and their habitats. These pictures have been patiently collected by the owner of the museum. If you are thinking that the habitat of insects is always dirty then you must visit Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai to know that how wrong you are. This place is very much tidy and clean.

A trip to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai is not only entertaining but educational as well. You must visit this museum at least once when you are on a tour to Chiang Mai.

Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 04.00 pm.
Admission: Child 100 Baht, Adult 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5321 1891

Tribal Museum Chiang Mai

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Tribal Museum Chiang Mai
Tribal Museum Chiang Mai
Tribal Museum Chiang Mai Thailand was set up in 1965. The museum has recently shifted from Chiang Mai University campus to a new site at the pretty Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park), Chiang Mai. The Department of Public Welfare, which is a part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Thailand, is responsible for establishing the Chiang Mai Tribal Museum.

Tribal Museum Chiang Mai Thailand illustrates and gives you knowledge about the hill tribes and their life styles. If you are planning to go and see the hill tribe villages at Chiang Mai and you want to have some prior information about them then you must visit this museum. Hill tribes are people who migrated to Chiang Mai. Their main profession is farming. Each hill tribe has their own culture, religion, language, art, and dress.

Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 04.00 pm.
Admission: free
Contact : 0 5321 0872, 0 5322 1933

Dara Pirom Museum Chiang Mai

Location : Amphoe Mae Rim
Dara Pirom Museum Chiang Mai
Dara Pirom Museum Chiang Mai
Daraphirom Palace Museum in Chiang Mai was home of Jao Dara Rasamee. Jao Dara Rasamee was known for supporting Buddhism and promoting cultural practices in Chiang Mai. The princess played an important role in building a good relationship between the Chakri dynasty of Siam and the Lanna dynasty. She also owned a farm where she developed a strong desire to help the farmers. When Jao Dara Rasamee passed away she gave her home to her descendants. Later, Chulalongkorn University bought the property and it became famous as the Dara Pirom Museum, Chiang Mai.

Collection
Dara Pirom Museum, Chiang Mai exhibits about 270 pieces of furniture, decorative items and personal collections of the princess. All those who have keen interest to know about the history of Chiang Mai must visit this museum.

    The Walkway presents a pictorial biography of Jao Dara Rasamee
    The Living Room offers the gifts presented by the citizens to her
    The Main Bedroom exhibits the wardrobe with Royal garments
    The other Bedroom presents the furniture and Jao Dara Rasamee's personal possessions
    The Sitting Room is enhanced with Jao Dara Rasamee's personal belongings like dinner service, cookery utensils and Thai musical instruments
    Another room exhibits photographs illustrating Jao Dara Rasamee executing her duties and responsibilities in the arts, agriculture and religious ceremonies
    The Royal lavatory

Restoration
Dara Pirom Museum in Chiang Mai was recently renovated; the exteriors and interiors were repainted in their original colors. The gardens were restored with the original atmosphere that was prevalent at the original palace. Apart from providing information about the princess, the Dara Pirom Museum, Chiang Mai offers a case study of buildings that have Western architectural influence

How to get there : From Chiang Mai Town, take Highway No. 107 to Amphoe Mae Rim. From Mae Rim District Office, turn left towards the Dara Rasmi Border Patrol Police Camp.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission: 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5329 9175

Siam Insect Zoo & Museum (SIZ)

Location : Amphoe Mae Rim
Siam Insect-zoo & Museum (SIZ) is a place for breeding, rearing and displaying insects and arachnids including butterflies, beetles (scarabaeidae and stags-Lucanidae mainly), walking-leaf insects, walking-sticks insects, mantis, millipedes, centipedes, giant spiders and giant scorpions, for examples. We study as well as displaying them to the public. We have our own homepage on insects, www.malaeng.com or www.siaminsectzoo.com presenting in two languages, English and Thai (malaeng in Thai is meant insects). Since we have renovated in 2010 and we have tried do our best for the exhibition, to provide closely service to guide and allow to hold, to touch as well as photography especially the live insects, including walking sticks, mantis, beetles, beetle grubs, butterfly caterpillars, crickets and scorpions, for examples. While we have a serious butterfly breeding and rearing facility, therefore we have hundreds of various butterflies in our butterfly garden await for you to enjoy photography and get closer to them.

How to get there : SIZ is located about 20 km away from Chiang Mai Airport or 2 km before Mae Sa Waterfall, on Mae Rim-Samoeng Road km 4+ (120 m from the entrance of Mae Sa Waterfall Soi 6, or Soi Monkey School).
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission : Adult 200 baht, Child 150 baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5386 0807, 08 1746 6776

Wat Rong Meng Museum

Location : Amphoe San Sai
It is situated in Wat Rong Meng, Tambon Nong Yaeng, Amphoe San Sai, Chiang Mai Province. This museum was initiated and established on October 1, 2527 (1984) by Phra Khru Kowit Dhammasobhon (Sriphong Kovido). After his collection of artifacts in great numbers, the villagers raised funds and built one gallery building. It was celebrated and officially opened in March, 2527 (1984).

In front of the museum was constructed the landscape, where flowering and ornamental trees like areca nut and betel vine are grown. Additionally, there are a statue of water buffalo being tied to the trap and a bullock cart stationed at the entrance to museum.

Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.30 pm.
Admission: free
Contact : 0 5325 5182, 01 960 3698
Hotels : Hotels in Sansai Area

The Ganesha Museum

Location : Amphoe Doi Lo
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พิพิธภัณฑ์พระพิฆเนศ
In Chiang Mai’s Doi Lor sub-district, some 41 kilometers from the city, one can find a private museum dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The museum, which is called Ganesha Museum, is owned by Banthorn Teerakanont, who is one of Thailand’s leading devotees of Lord Ganesha.

Ganesha is a Hindu deity who has the head of an elephant and is the son of Lord Shiva. He is believed to be the God of accomplishment, wisdom and wealth. He is also the destroyer of evil and obstacles. Many Thais, who are born on Tuesday, consider Lord Ganesha to be their birthday God and worship on that day.

At the Ganesh Museum in Chiang Mai, you can find a main museum building, a Ganesha shrine and a gift shop. The museum building has three rooms that exhibit around 700 Ganesha statues, paintings, gemstone pictures and Ganesh images made from metal, wood and papier mache. The figurines of Ganesha are housed in the first and second room of the museum building and have been amassed from different countries like India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and Burma. The third room is the worshipping room which features large statues of Lord Ganesha and his mice.

The Ganesha Museum holds a worshipping ceremony once a year and around 300 devotees attend this ceremony. Many devotees also bring their Ganesha statues to be blessed during this ceremony

Opening Hours : 09.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission: Free
Contact : 0 5302 4287, 0 5302 4288, 0 5302 4289, 08 9430 4050, 08 9855 5852

Baan Jang Nak - A Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings

Location : San Kamphaeng District
Baan Jang Nak
Baan Jang Nak
Founded on 1985 by Mr. Phet Wiriya, who has a strongly passion on the art of wood carving. He was a student of the greatest wood carver in Lam Pang “Kum-ay DejDuangTa” who taught him about carving and suggested him to the beauty and meaningful spirit of Elephants. After Phet finished learning with his teacher, he got a career in Bangkok to teach prisoner about wood carving. He later came back to his hometown and led a couple of his friends and students who also love and want to learn traditional Lanna Style woodcarving.

Phet and his team had developed the way to carve. He was the first carver who changed the way of a traditional style of Lanna elephant woodcarving which was a standing elephant with long legs and the same posture to a realistic look of elephant. He also experimented in using new materials to carve, suggested carvers who used only teak wood to carve. Cassia Wood is a local wood and easily found in Chiang Mai. They are easily found in Thailand. It is a quick growing tree and could grow in any kind of weather. Most of Thai people used its young-leaves as foods (steamed or use in the curry). Some parts of the tree are used as medicine (good for decrease blood pressure). For its wood, the only purpose is to use as fuel. Phet was the first carver who uses this kind of wood to carve even its wood is harder than any other wood, but the result came out with beauty and fantastic work of arts.

How to get there
Songthaew (white pic-up) to Bo Sang and San Kamphaeng district leave Chiang Mai frequently during the day from the stop by the flower market, near the footbridge. Songthaew (white pic-up) leave from Chang Pheuak bus terminal and make the trip to either destination.
Contact Tel. 0 5389 4071

Exhibition Centres

Study Centre of Sufficiency Economy According to His Majesty’s Initiative Support Centre

Location : Amphoe Mae Rim
Located at Ban Mae Sa, Mae Rim district, an area of approximately 100 acres. The Sufficiency Economy is a concept developed by His Majesty King Bhumibol for the benefit of his beloved country. It concerns plans and strategies for Thai people to live independently within their means, and to protect and nurture our land and natural resources in a thoughtful, sustainable way which will ensure a prosperous and happy future for Thai culture, Thai People, and Thailand itself.

Opening Hours : 08.30 am. – 04.30 pm.
Admission : : 10 Baht or do activities 40 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 5329 9758

Public Parks

Buak Hat Park

Location : Amphoe Mueang
Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai is situated on Bamnung Buri Road. The park is considered as the most famous picnic spot not only by the locals but by tourists too. Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai is very artistically designed and maintained. In fact out of all other Chiang Mai Parks & Gardens this park is famous for its beautiful landscapes. You can relax and enjoy the calm and serene surroundings of Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai. If you want to run away from the crowds of the city this place is perfect for you. This park offers peaceful environment, it is a perfect place for spending some quality time with your family and close friends. The greenery of the Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai makes your outing all the more relaxing. Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai also plays host to important festivals & events in Chiang Mai. Recently the famous Chiang Mai Flower Festival was held in the premises of this park.

Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park)

Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park)
Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park), Chiang Mai is located on Route 107. This park feature lush green playing areas. It is an ideal place to enjoy holidays with family and friends. Numerous food outlets lie in the proximity of this park, if you are feeling hungry you just cross Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park), Chiang Mai and enjoy your meal. Most of the restaurants in the area serves a wide variety of snacks, beer and soft drinks. The park has a lot of shady areas; you can just sit and relax at Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park), Chiang Mai. This park offers a tranquil and peaceful environment. Rama IX Park (Rajamangkala Park), Chiang Mai is a paradise for sports lover. The park has Fitness Park and a specially designed football pitch. You can also play your favorite sport because the park has a wide open area.

Opening Hours : 10.00 am. – 06.00 pm..

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

Location : Mae Rim District
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden covers a mountainous area of 560 acres. It is located around Km. 12 along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route. This international botanical garden was established to honor Queen Sirikit in 1992. It has a fine collection of Thai and foreign plants. The garden is set up to exhibit plants according to species and climate. Visitors can drive around the area. Places to see include the Tourist Information Centre, the Thai Orchid Breeding Centre, Herbs Museum and Research Centre. The garden offers 3 walking trails:
• Rock Garden-Thai Orchid Nursery, takes around 30-60 minutes on foot.
• Arboreta (plant study trail), showing more than 10 species of plants including banana, palm, fern, and ginger. This trail takes around 45-60 minutes.
• Climb takes around 1-2 hours to climb the mountain.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Baht , Children 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contract Tel. 0 5384 1000

Natural Attractions

Huay Tueng Tao

Location : Mae Rim District
Huay Tueng Tao
Huay Tueng Tao
Huay Tueng Tao is the beautiful lake and public park a few kilometres north of Chiang Mai City. The development of the area was inspired by His Majesty the King following his visit to Chiang Mai in 1980. Lake is is a manmade reservoir. The road circling the lake, is about three kilometres long. If you like, bring your own food but there are several nice restaurants where you can eat at very reasonable price. Huay Tung Tao is one of the locals’ get away places. The lake is in a lovely area with mountain views. There is a very good two lane road that goes around the lake - perfect for taking a walk, or taking your bike for a spin. There are quite a lot of facilities here, including a camping ground, paddle boat hire, ATV and paintball courses.

How to get there
Just drive up Canal Road, past the 700 year Stadium, drive another 2 km or and follow the signs!.
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contract Tel. 0 5312 1119

Orchid and Butterfly Farms

Location : Mae Rim District
Orchid and Butterfly Farms
Orchid and Butterfly Farms
Visitors can enjoy exotic butterfly round blooms. These farms Orchid and Butterfly Farms are along the route. Visitors can enjoy exotic year-round blooms. These farms also have special butterfly enclosures where tropical species can be seen in a natural environment.

Sai Nam Phung Farm, the largest orchid farm in Chiang Mai, located 2 km along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route, and turn left for 1 km
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5329 8771 - 2, 0 5329 7152
Mae Ram Orchid is located around Km 5.5
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5329 8801
Suan Bua Mae Sa Orchid
Opening Hours : Daily from 07:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5329 8564
Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm
Opening Hours : Daily from 07:30 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5329 9588, 0 5329 9222
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)
Admission Free

Pha Toob

Location : Hang Dong District
Pha Toob is a small cliff standing beside the hill. The sightseeing spot is situated in the area of Nan River, approximately 2 km. away from Ob Hi to the north. From the base of Pha Toob, there is smooth detritus extending to Maekhan River.

Administered by Op Khan National Park

Doi Lang Ka

Location : Doi Saket District
It is the 5th of Thai's highest mountain with 2,000 meter high above sea level. The weather is cold all year round. It is located at 12 kilometers from Kampaengphet village.

Administered by Mae Takhrai National Park

Doi Pha Tang

Location : Mae Wang District
It's the high rock mountain which has the round beautiful big rock as the attraction. It's located at KM. 93 (of the road no. 170, Chiang Mai - Fang section) which has length about 300 meters.

Administered by Mae Wang National Park

Doi Chang Viewpoint

Location : Mae Taeng District
Doi Chang Viewpoint
Doi Chang Viewpoint
Doi Chang Viewpoint this highest viewpoint offers delightful view of orchid hanging from trees branch or trees top. This place deserves to be a source for nature study. It is in the north of Doi Gew Lom Viewpoint.
Administered by Huai Nam Dang National Park

Doi Gew Lom Viewpoint

Location : Mae Taeng District
Doi Gew Lom Viewpoint
Doi Gew Lom Viewpoint
Doi Gew Lom Viewpoint this viewpoint is well-know among Thai and foreign visitors who come here to see a spectacular sea of mist collects in the valley as well as various types of colorful flowers. Beside, this place situates Silver Orchids Palace, the palace of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana. Moreover, there are two nature trails: Ueang Ngoen Nature Trail and Chom Doi Nature Trail. Each trail covers a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometers.
Administered by Huai Nam Dang National Park

Jedsi Spring (Rainbow Spring)

Location: Mae Taeng District
Jedsi Spring is a cold-water spring about six meters wide plus eight meters long. The water runs from underground all the year round and consists of calcium that makes its color looks like the rainbow when touch the sunlight, so it is called Jedsi Spring (Rainbow Spring) by local people. The water runs on a stream about 100 meters to become Boutong Waterfall.

Administered by Si Lanna National Park

Pong Duet Hot Spring

Location: Mae Teang District

Pong Duet Hot Spring
Pong Duet Hot Spring
Pong Duet Hot Spring, there are 3-4 big hot spring and some small and scattering all over the area. Here water erupts from geysers in a small stream, creating clouds of stream in the woodland. Sometimes, the hot water erupts as high as 2 meters. The temperature of water is about 90-99 degrees Celsius. There is a nature trail, Pong Duead Nature Trail, which covers a distance of 1,550 meters.

Administered by Huai Nam Dang National Park

Kaew Seau Tent

Location : Doi Lo District
A natural phenomenon as same as Pachor but the highness is less than Pachor and about 1 km far from Pachor.

Administered by Mae Wang National Park

Pha Chor

Location : Doi Lo District
Pha Chor
Pha Chor
It is natural phenomenon occurring from sediment of Ping River, which is the rout of streamline for many thousand years ago and it changed the direction after that for a long time the sediment.

How to get there
From the city of Chiang Mai use highway number 108 (Chaing Mai-Hot) to the south about 21 km then turn right to Maewang sub district by use Rorporchor road number 12039 and 10240 (Meawin-Maekeaw) and about 36 km will get to National Park Headquarters.
Administered by Mae Wang National Park

Pha Mae Chaem Km.36-55 Viewpoint

Location : Samoeng District
The sightseeing spots are located on both sides of Samoeng Watjan Road (km36-km55), extending on the mountain ridge, which separates Samoeng District and Mae Chaem District.

Administered by Khun Khan National Park

Pha Samoeng Km.24-25 Viewpoint

Location : Samoeng District
Pha Samoeng Km.24-25 Viewpoint
Pha Samoeng Km.24-25 Viewpoint
The sightseeing spots are located on both sides of Samoeng Watjan Road (km36-km55), extending on the mountain ridge, which separates Samoeng District and Mae Chaem District.

Administered by Khun Khan National Park

Summit of Doi Inthanon

Location : Chom Thong District
The drive to the summit offers some fine views, especially during November and December, before the dry season haze has become well established. On your visit to the summit stupa containing the remains of King Inthawidhayanon, be sure to read the English translation on the back of the marble plaque nearby. Photographing any part of the radar station is forbidden, but visitors may take pictures freely of any other subject.

On the main road and opposite the summit Ranger Station is a sign in Thai marking a short, self-guided nature trail which descends to a sphagnum bog in a small karst depression The bog area. which displays the red blossomed Rhododendron delavayi, comes nearest to a true montane forest formation and is a good location for bird-watching. If you continue around the bog and down a short distance, you will reach a memorial shrine marking the site of a helicopter crash which occurred in the mid-seventies and killed the first superintendent of this park.

Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Luang Chiang Dao

Location : Chiang Dao District
Doi Luang Chiang Dao
Doi Luang Chiang Dao
Doi Luang Chiang Dao is a limestone mountain in the Chiang Dao Wildlife Reserve area, Chiang Dao district. This cone-shaped mountain is 2,195 metres from sea level, which makes it the third highest mountain in Thailand after Doi Inthanon and Doi Pha Hom Pok. Narrow plains on top of the mountain overlook spectacular views that include a sea of fog on the Chiang Dao district side, Doi Sam Phi Nong, the Chiang Dao mountain range, and the far end of Doi Inthanon. The peak is cool and windy. It is full of rare highland flowers, birds, and butterflies. Visiting Doi Chiang Dao needs an approval letter from the Director of Wildlife Reserve Division, Royal Forest Department. Travel must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance.

How to get there
The peak is accessible on foot. At Chiang Dao cave, guides, porters, and chartered transfers to the starting point of the trail are available. Rented local truck costs around 900 baht and, a porter is 300 baht per person. There are no tourist facilities on Chiang Dao Mountain. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bags, food, and water. Descending the mountain is possible on the trail near Ban Tham, which is located near Chiang Dao cave. The trail is rather steep; nevertheless, it could shorten the walking distance upon descending. It is quite difficult to climb up.
Administered by Chiang Dao Wildlife Reserve
Accommodation Hotels in Chiang Dao Area

Doi Kum Fa

Location: Chiang Dao District
As Doi Kum Fa is the highest peak in the park at 1,834 meters, it offers a good view of the sea of mist. There are opportunities for trekking, camping and bird watching.

Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Doi Pha Daeng

Location: Chiang Dao District
This was formed by the high big rock became the beautiful view for sightseeing. It's located at Km. 98 of the road no. 107, Chiang Mai - Fang
Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Doi Tuay Viewpoint

Location: Chiang Dao District
Located in the northern part of surveyed area, it's the origin of Mae Ping canal so called "Khun Ping". Climate of this area is very comfortable and you can see the good view of Thailand and the mountain in Mynmar area. If you want to go there, please start from Ban Muang Na, Muang Na district, Chiang Dao District and drive along the ridge of Doi Tuay which about 10 kilometers long.
Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Khun Nam Ru

Location: Chiang Dao District
This is the origin of a stream. The villagers believe that it is a holy place. Every year there are ceremonies at this place, before work son the farms starts. It is a medium sized well in which water springs up all the time. There ate many kinds of trees around. The water flows into a marsh, where there are good opportunities to see water birds.

Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Lam Nam Mae Taeng

Location: Chiang Dao District
Lam Nam Mae Taeng
Lam Nam Mae Taeng
Lam Nam Mae Taeng The bank of Mae Taeng river are surrounded by evergreen forest with plenty of plants birds. White-water rafting along this current can be an enriching and exciting experience not easily forgotten. The trip start from Pong Duead Hot Spring through the short route of trekking tour to Ban Pang Pa Kha (7 km.) or Ban Pa Khao Lam (9 km.). The rafting take about 3-4 hours and ends at Ban Sop Kai.

Administered by Huai Nam Dang National Park

Pong Ang Hot Spring

Location: Chiang Dao District
This small hot water pool generates of sulphur gas and some smoke of water. There is water flowing all year round in the area of the entrance of village near Pong Ang at the intersection of Km.22 Muang ngai - Bann Na Wai road which far from this intersection about 2 kilometers. This is the living place of many kinds of bird.

Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Yot Doi Viewpoint

Location: Chiang Dao District
Located at KM. 45 of the Ror. Por. Shor. road, Mae Cha - Piang Luang section. This area is the replanted forest of Khun Kong Water Source Managemnet Unit. You can see a beautiful view from both side of the wild animals conservation area.

Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

Doi Mae Tho Viewpoint

Location: Hot District
Doi Mae Tho Viewpoint
Doi Mae Tho Viewpoint
Doi Mae Tho National Park has been a well-known sightseeing spot since His Majesty the King has visited the National Park in 1980. Unfortunately, the former responsible unit (Water Source Development Unit 6) has recently lacked the budget and staff for maintenance of accommodations and the surroundings, therefore, flowers and plants are not as beautiful as they used to be. At present, the National Park is improving the sightseeing spot to regain its reputation and attractiveness.

Regarding the travelling route to the sightseeing spot, you may take Highway No.108 (Hot-Mae Sariang) until reaching Baan Kong-loi (km 54), then, make a right hand turn to Highway No.1270 and go straight on for 16 kilometers until reaching Ban Lao-li. Then, make a right hand turn to the National Park’s office, which is located approximately 500 meters away from the branch road. From the sightseeing spot, you will be impressed with the sea of fogs reaching the mountaintop of Doi Inthanon.
Administered by Mae Tho National Park

Doi Pha Chang

Location: Hot District
Doi Pha Chang is a mountain resembling elephant lying. From Doi Pha Chang Viewpoint, which we can see Mae Bua Kham Waterfall below. The cliff has a rockpainting which represents an elephant (Chang) in different colors.
Administered by Ob Luang National Park

Op Luang Gorge or Canyon

Location: Hot District
Op Luang Gorge or Canyon is a steep sided canyon with high cliffs. The height of the canyon walls measured from the bridge to the average water level is about 32 meters. The narrowest point of the canyon is not more than 2 meters wide while the whole canyon is about 300 meters in length.

Administered by Ob Luang National Park

Paintings of hunting parties

Location: Hot District
Paintings of hunting parties and agricultural activities indicate that in the area of Op Luang, people have lived since the Stone Age and onwards. Carbon tests show that the findings are about 28,000 years old.

Administered by Ob Luang National Park

Doi Tao Lake

Location : Doi Tao District
The lake is located approximately 133 kilometres from Chiang Mai town along the Chiang Mai-Hot-Doi Tao route. This large reservoir is actually situated above the Bhumibol Dam in Tak province. The lake offers many recreational opportunities during the rainy and cool seasons, including rafting and cruise services to Bhumibol Dam. Accommodations are also available.

Doi Wiang Pha Sightseeing Spot

Doi Wiang Pha Sightseeing Spot
Doi Wiang Pha Sightseeing Spot
Location : Chai Prakan District
Tourists may experience the natural charms of mountain ranges at dawn and in the twilight. In winter, the weather is coal and foggy in the morning. The sightseeing spot is situated approximately 30 kilometers away from the National Park’s Protection Unit No. Vor.Phor.1 (Hua Fai).
Administered by Doi Wiang Pha National Park

Doi Ang Khang

Location : Fang District
Doi Ang Khang, Chiang Mai is located at a distance of about 13 kilometres on Fang road. The journey would take 3 hours to conclude from the city of Chiang Mai. The mountain is about 1,300meters high. Doi Ang Khang in Chiang Mai is famous for proffering magnificent city views. It is really difficult to reach the summit of the mountain, as the slope is very steep. If you are looking for a getaway to bask in the moments of quietness and privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then you must visit Doi Ang Khang, Chiang Mai. Hotels in Doi Ang Khang Area.

How to get there :
On Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang). Turn left at an intersection around Km. 137 (at Mae Kha Market) and proceed to Doi Ang Khang for a further distance of 25 kilometres.

Lam Nam Mae Chaem

Location: Mae Chaem District
Lam Nam Mae Chaem or Salak Hin River is located in Mae Hong Son Province. The Mae Chaem river is the largest stream of Hot district which drains its water eventually in the Mae Ping river. The river passes steep cliffs, knolls, and valleys, and has some islands and sandy beaches. The diversity of landscapes gives the river an extra beautiful dimension and it is possible to admire this beauty by boat from Mae Chaem district.

Administered by Ob Luang National Park

Pha Deang

Location : Mae Chaem District
At 1,909 m high above msl. Chilly troughs the year, there is a little bit of rain in cold season and hot season. Through mountain there are no trees because of its high slope cliff and severe blowing wind. This phenomenon can see along the entrance rout to Pha Deang.

Administered by Mae Wang National Park

Pha Sam-na

Location : Mae Chaem District
Pha Sam-na is a 3 side cliff on a mountaintop (1,253 meters above the sea level) inhabited by flocks of goral. Pha Sam-na is situated at Baan Sob Pha-luang, Mae-najorn Sub-district of Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai.

Administered by Khun Khan National Park
Thep Phanom Hot Spring
Thep Phanom Hot Spring

Thep Phanom Hot Spring

Location : Mae Chaem District
The cold water in the earth crust is heated up by the thermal energy of the earth and, at this site, it doesn’t cool down until it is released at the surface. The average temperature of the water is 99 degrees Celsius.

Administered by Ob Luang National Park

Doi Pu Muen

Location : Mae Ai District
Doi Pu Muen (Pu Muen Mountain Tae Plantation) located at Mae Sao, Mae Ai, 174 km. away from the north of Chiang Mai at 1,296 m. above sea level. One of the destination where you can re-charge your batteries from the street of the city. You will learn how to produce Chinese teas together with the living of Lahu hilltribe community. A well worth visit to explore yourself with the beauty of natural given. How to get there :
on Highway (Chiang Mai - Fang) 140 kilometres and then (Mae Ai - Fang) 9 kilometres and turn left intersection 14 kilometres

Doi Pha Hom Pok

Location : Fang District
Doi Pha Hom Pok
Doi Pha Hom Pok
Doi Pha Hom Pok, the second highest mountain in Thailand, is about 2,285 meters above sea level. Lying at the top of the mountain is a plain area which causes by geological condition; there have thin layer of soil and stratum of granite lays underground, and heavy blowing wind all the year round. From that place, traveler can see wonderful sceneries such as Fog Sea and the road on the ridges of mountains along with Thai-Burmese border.

The road is constructed in accordance with adding national security between the two countries. The forest is rainforest and the source of water so that makes the place have the best natural environment and different kind of biological organism, for examples, there are rare species of plants and animals such as Impatiens jurpioides T. Shimizu, Imperial Butterfly, and Kaiser Butterfly.
Administered by Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Fang Hot Springs

Location : Fang District
Fang Hot Springs
Fang Hot Springs
These hot springs are situated at Ban Pin, which is located approximately 8 km northwest of Fang city. The hot springs originate from simmering granite with temperatures from 90 to 100 degrees Celsius. Most notable is the largest spring which constantly jets out strong sulphur scented steam.
Administered by Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Doi Mon Chong

Location : Om Koi District
Situated within the Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers areas of Amphoe Omkoi in Chiang Mai Province and Amphoe Sam Ngao in Tak Province, Doi Mon Chong is a beautiful mountain retreat in Northern Thailand. Attractions include the nearly-extinct and therefore protected mountain goat, as well as breathtaking mountainscape vistas. Thailand’s largest Azelia (Rhododendron sp.), which blooms from December to January, adorns the mountains with its red-, pink-, and white-petaled blooms. The landscape includes peaceful, sweeping hills and wide open grassy plains. The forests and plains are home to many rare birds and other creatures.

Hiking trip up Doi Mon Chong can be done within a day, but it would be a very exhausting trip which should not be begun any later than 6:30 am. Hikers are advised to spend at least 2 days and 1 night for a more pleasurable visit. In addition, advance permission is required from Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary at Musoe Unit, where the office of Wildlife Sanctuary is located.

How to get there :
By Car
From Chiang Mai, take Highway 108, then take a left turn from Amphoe Hot to Highway 1099 and continue to Amphoe Omkoi. Musoe Unit is on the left after 40 kilometres. From the Unit to the trailhead is a 16 kilometres drive on an unpaved, windy cliff road. Needless to say, it requires a 4WD vehicle as well as a skillful driver.

By Bus
Busses leave from Chang Phueak Gate in Chiang Mai, taking passengers to Omkoi Town. Service starts 8 am. Mr. Det Soemmatiwong ferries passengers to and from the trailhead. Call him at 0 5346 7109.

Ang Ka Natural Trial

Location : Chom Thong District
Ang Ka Natural Trial
Ang Ka Natural Trial
This trail is a broad walk which it approximately 360 meters in length. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the trail. It is at about 2,500 meters from the averaged mean sea level. Ang Ka, which means Crow’s Pond in Thai could be considered as the highest natural water body in Thailand. Since it is surrounded by hill evergreen forest, the weather here is pretty mild throughout the year. Additionally, the organisms living in this area are well adjusted to such a specific climatic condition.

Ang Ka is classified as a temperate evergreen forest with a specific feature distinguished from the typical one since a peat bog appears in the middle of the area. Barely decomposed litter is accumulated in the bog and the temperature is low all year round. This habitat is inhabited by some rare plants and animals indigenous to this ecosystem. such as Rhododendron, Sphagnum Moss, Ferns, Common European White-toothed Shrew, Pere David’s Vole and Green-tailed Sunbird, etc.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chom Thong District. At km. 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chom Thong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chom Thong - Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park
Contact Tel. 0 5328 6728, 0 5328 6729

Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail

Location : Chom Thong District
Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
Kew Mae Pan Trail one of the most beautiful and rewarding walks in the park is a new trail, which begins a short distance up the main summit road from Phra Mahathat Chedi Nophamethanidol . The path leads for a kilometer or more through dense, moist evergreen forest, then emerges and follows the top of a steep slope bordering the canyoned headwaters of the Mae Pan river. Dotted with red rhododendron, the trail proceeds southward for another kilometer with fine, open views to the west, then re-enters the forest and eventually terminates at Napamaytanidol Chedi. Two hours would allow a leisurely walk with camera stops.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chom Thong District. At km. 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chom Thong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chom Thong - Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park
Contact Tel. 0 5328 6728, 0 5328 6729

Zoos

Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium

Location : Mueang District
Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium
Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium
Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is one of the largest zoos you will find anywhere in the world (and the largest in Thailand): it takes up a whopping 212.4 acres and covers a good deal of the Doi Suthep foothill (and would make a perfect bookend to your Doi Suthep visit, if that is part of your programme). Featuring over four hundred species of mammals, birds, reptiles and aquatic life represented in more than 7,000 specimens, this is the place to be for animal lovers of all stripes. The aviary, with built-in walkways, lets you look at more than 800 exotic, colorful birds (and there are male peacocks wandering freely throughout the entire zoo). Other areas are a must as well, such as the African seal exhibit, the gibbon island, and the elephant rides. For more adventurous types there is the camping area that lets you get up close and personal with nature as well as elephant ride services and a monorail that goes throughout the zoo, stopping at four stations.

How to get there :
Along Huay Kaew Road and then pass the Chiang Mai University
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission : Adult 100 , Child 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 5321 0374, 0 5335 8116

Mae Sa Snake Farm

Location : Mae Rim District
Mae Sa Snake Farm
Mae Sa Snake Farm
Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is situated on the Mae Rim to Samoeng Road. This farm is the largest snake farm in the region. It attracts the maximum number of crowd as compared to all other Chiang Mai Parks & Gardens. Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai has a large collection of snakes. Snake handlers show the general public all kinds of snakes in the farm. Some snakes are nonpoisonous but most snakes here are poisonous. The main highlight of the park is the poisonous Cobra. A visit to Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is not only entertaining but it also enlightens visitors about snakes. The farm clears many misconception and superstitions related to snakes. Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is not only famous for exhibiting snakes but is also popular for conducting extensive research and deep study on snake breeding.
Opening Hours Mae Sa Snake Farm in Chiang Mai organizes a show everyday for general viewing in its premise. The show times are at 11:30 am, 14:15 pm. and 15:30 pm. The show lasts for half-an-hour.
Admission Adult 200 Baht, Children 100 Baht
Contact Tel. 0 5386 0719

Chiang Mai Night Safari

Chiang Mai Night Safari
Chiang Mai Night Safari
Location : Hang Dong District
Chiang Mai Night Safari was established as evening and night tourist attraction. It is the first night safari in Thailand. Chiang Mai Night Safari is committed to be a world class destination and is constantly upgrading to international tourism standard. Exhibition zone is divided in three main areas: Savanna Safari, Predator Prowl and Jaguar Trail. Chiang Mai Night Safari is located in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park area of Mae Hea and Nong-Kwaii district in Hang-Dong and Suthep district in Muang, Chiang Mai province. The total area in 131 hectares. It takes only 10 km. driving from the town central to Chiang Mai Night safari.
Opening Hours : 11.00 am. – 11.00 pm.
Admission : Adult 500 Baht and Children 300 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 5399 9000

Other Attractions

Bor Sang Village

Location : San Kamphaeng District
Bor Sang Village
Bor Sang Village
Bor Sang Village Bor Sang Village is located at  Highway 1006. This road serves as the location to the largest amount and the most popular of handicraft factories and shops in Chiang Mai. It begins at the Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng intersection and continues to the Sankampaeng district at k.m. 13. It is lined on both sides by showrooms and factories where you have the opportunity to observe the production of crafts, as well as purchase them. Thai silk, cotton, lacquerware, ceramics, leather products, silverware, umbrellas, woodwork, jewelry, and antiques can all be found along this road.

How to get there
Songthaew (white pic-up) to Bo Sang and San Kamphaeng near the footbridge. Songthaew (white pic-up) leave from Chang Pheuak bus terminal and make the trip to either destination.
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
Admission free

Ob Hi

Location: Hang Dong District
Ob Hi is a small natural sightseeing spot (approximately 40 meters long), which is similar to Ob Khan and situated in the area of Maekhan River, approximately 1 km away from Ob Khan to the north.

Administered by Op Khan National Park

Ob Khan

Location: Hang Dong District
Ob Khan is a strange and beautiful natural sightseeing spot in the area of Maekhan River, near the boundary of Hang Dong District and Samoeng District, where the office of the Ob Khan National Park is located. The sightseeing spot is originated from the erosion of cliffs on both sides of Maekhan River.

Administered by Op Khan National Park

Mae Takhrai Reservoirs

Location : Doi Saket District
Reservoirs and dams within the areas of the National Park include Huai Pha Haen Reservoir, Huai Khamin Reservoir, Huai Bong Reservoir, Huai Mae Takrai Reservoir, Mae Kuang Dam, and Huai Mae On Dam.

Administered by Mae Takhrai National Park

Mae Ngad Somboon Chon Reservoir

Location : Mae Taeng District
Mae Ngad Reservoir is located in Ban Prao, Mae Taeng District, covering land of the park 20 km2, the water reserving area from streams in the park is 1,281 km.2 In scenic forest, tourists are able to sail along the forest and reservoir.
Administered by Si Lanna National Park

Pongjor Reservoir

Location : Doi Lo District
It is in yangkram sub district, the lower part of National Park area. It is a large sized reservoir with beautiful scenery.

Administered by Mae Wang National Park

Ban Lek Nai Pa Yai Project (Little Houses in the Big Forest)

Location : Wieang Hang District
Ban Lek Nai Pa Yai Project was organized to protect fertile forests from being destroyed, to revive the destroyed forests by planting trees, and to improve the livelihood of the villagers who live in the forests. Moreover, in times of disaster, Her Majesty has also donated personal funds to help with rescue, relocation and rehabilitation programmes.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 5321 6203, Fax 0 5321 6820

Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang

Location : Fang District
Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang
Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang
Doi Angkhang Royal Agricultural Station is located in the valley of Doi Ang Khang. The station is designated for conducting experiments on possible temperate plants to be grown in Thailand. The experiment is aimed at promoting the cultivation of cash crops to replace hill tribes' opium plantations. Inside the station, there are beautiful landscaped flower gardens, a restaurant and plantations. Advanced contact is recommended for a group visit with lecturers available upon request. Facilities include guesthouses (inside the station), food and beverage, parking space, toilets, etc. In addition, there are many guesthouses and a hotel located around the station. The entrance fee is 50 bahts per vehicle (including driver) and admission fee of 30 bahts per person. The morning market in front of the station, which is the hill tribes market, is stunning and charming.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5345 0107 - 9 ext 9

Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center

Location : Mae Taeng District
Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center
Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center
Chiang-Dao Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center was founded in 1969 and was one of the first elephant camps in Chiang Mai. Located at 108/1 Moo 9, Inthakil, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai Province, or kilometer 56 on the Chiang Mai-Fang Road, the Chiang-Dao Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center has one of the most beautiful natural settings in Chiang Mai surrounded by small hills and the Ping.

River running through it year round. Manas Yaviraj was the founder of the elephant training center, which he started by renting three elephants from neighboring Karen hill tribes to showcase to tourists elephants' working skills such as teak logging.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai Town, Drive along Highway No. 101 (Chiang Mai-Fang). Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center located at km 56.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5329 8553