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Driving from Bangkok takes approximately 8 hours
Route 1 : Drive on Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin Road) and turn left to Highway No.32 (Asian Highway) which passes Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Nakhon Sawan; then take Highway No. 117 to Phitsanulok and Highway No. 11 through Lampang and Lamphun to Chiang Mai. The total distance is 695 kilometers ... see more

From Bangkok there are ordinary, 2nd class, and 1st class air-conditioned busses leaving throughout the day from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) for Chiang Mai (08:00 am. to 09:00 pm.) For more information, Call 02 936 3600, 02 936 2852, and 02 937 8055 for an updated bus timetable ... see more

Domestic airlines, including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, and Nok Air, operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Depending on where you are flying from, one of these airlines can also fly you directly to Chiang Mai from Mae Hong Son, Pai, Chiang Rai, and Koh Samui ... see more

Express and rapid trains operated by the State Railways of Thailand leave for Chiang Mai from Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Station six times a day from 08:00 am. to 10:00 pm. The trip takes about 11-12 hours on an express train ... see more

 

Attractions in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is blessed with natural, cultural and religious attractions. The lush green mountains range brings about bewildering attractions such as forests, waterfalls, caves, rivers and gorges, for example Doi Inthanon, Ang Ka Lunag Nature Trail, Borichinda Cave, Ping River, Ob Luang Gorge and many more. As the centre of northern culture, temples were built to throughout the city. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which is an emblem of the province is highly revered by the residents, Thai people from every region as well as Buddhist from other countries. Other temples such as Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Ku Tao, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat U Mong, Wat Chet Yot also carry precious history, delicate architecture and art. Other attractions include historical places located in the centre and along the river, museum showcases the history and ancient Lanna works of art, ancient Buddha images, war weaponry, zoo, night safari and many more.

Recommended Attractions


1 Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – A beautiful temple with a spectacular view of the city

Location : Mueang District Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is probably Chiang Mai's most important and visible landmark site for visitors. This famous and important temple dating from 1383 enjoys a prominent position in Chiang Mai, overlooking the city from its mountainside perch. It sits about 3,520 feet above sea level amongst some of the most picturesque scenery you are likely to encounter. Built by King Gue-Na in 1383, the temple houses a large copper-plate Chedi (twenty-two meters high) that is covered in gold and contains holy relics of the Lord Buddha. As well as being a key tourism destination, the temple has considerable importance and Buddhist pilgrims visit the site all year round. The temple has four chapels and an important golden Buddha image is found at the temple.

How to get there
  1. By Car - From Chiang Mai city center, drive along Huay Kaew Road up the mountain to reach the temple. The total distance of a journey is 14 kilometers and takes about half an hour.
  2. By Bus - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is located northwest of Chiang Mai. Probably the easiest way to get there is to use one of the numerous songtaews (red pick up) Flag an empty one down in town and agree a price beforehand. The songtaew will wait while you visit the temple. Alternatively take a shared songtaew, these are usually available out side Chiang Mai zoo and near to Sompet Market at the Northern end of the Eastern moat.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
Admission Tram fee 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5329 5011

2 Doi Inthanon – The highest mountain

Location : Chom Thong District Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Inthanon, which is the highest mountaintop in Thailand (2,565 meters above the sea level), followed by Doi Huamodluang (2,330 meters above the sea level). Doi Inthanon is the source of many rivers including Mae Klang, Mae Pakong, Mae Pon, Mae Hoi, Mae Ya, Mae Chaem, Mae Khan, and being part of Ping River, where the Bhumipol Dam is situated and generating the electrical power. Since the National Park is located at 2,565 meters above the sea level, it has cold weather and high humidity throughout the year, particularly on the top of the National Park. In winter, the temperature at the National Park is below 0° ac. And in summer, despite hot weather in central Chiang Mai and nearby districts, it is still freezing on the top of Doi Inthanon and tourists should be prepared with thick clothes.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chomthong. At km. 57 (2 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong district) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission Adult 500 Baht, Child 300 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5328 6728-9

3 Ratchaphruek Garden – Royal Flora for His Majesty the King

Location : Hang Dong District Ratchaphruek Garden Ratchaphruek Garden is nestled in a lush mountain landscape, this 400 rai (240,000m2) of land is indeed a picturesque setting, not only the garden itself with its many plant and flower species, but also its unique and delicate artwork and architecture which enriches the minds of its visitors with its seductive natural beauty. The area was the site for the Royal Flora Expo 2006, the world most beautiful international horticultural exposition. This exhibition commemorated the auspicious occasion of the 60th anniversary of the crowning of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) gave the expo A1 status, its highest honor. Ratchaphruek Garden is truly the fruit of this special event. The garden has been carefully maintained and developed, and is a splendid resource for agrotourism, as well as being a learning and research centre for the public and a meeting-place for farmers to share knowledge.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai Town, Drive along Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai - Hot Road) toward Hang Dong district for around 7 kilometres, then turn right to Ratchaphurek Road and continue for 3 kilometres.
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission Adult 20 Baht, Child 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5311 4110-5

4 Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium – Experience many kinds of animals at Chiang Mai Zoo

Location : Mueang District Loved the Zoo at Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium Chiang Mai Zoo 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.

How to get there
A short 20 minute drive 12 km from Chiang Mai Town and the taxi fare from town about 150 to 250 Baht. Probably the easiest way to get there is Tuk-Tuk, but songtaews (red pick up) going to Doi Suthep also take you to the zoo. Bus number 3 also goes past the zoo.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission Adult 100 Baht, Child 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5321 0374

5 Doi Ang Khang – Unexpected Adventure at Doi Ang Khang

Location : Fang District Experience Sunris - Doi Ang Khang Doi Angkhang is one of the coldest places in Thailand so is still maintains its popularity among nature lovers. It is also renowned as a scenic wonderland of orchards, flowers and forests. The area attracts tourists to enjoy the picture-perfect valley in the mountains 1,400 metres above sea-level. Here, the ever-present influence of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, can be sensed, from the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang to his agricultural affluence and a efforts to better the quality of life to the ethnic people there.

How to get there
Drive 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 km.
Contact Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang, Tel. 0 5345 0107-9

6 Relax from your journey – San Kamphaeng Hot Spring

Location : Mae On District San Kamphaeng Hot Spring San Kamphaeng Hot Spring is one of the most popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai, its amid natural surroundings of trees and verdant hills. The water has a high sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties. Accommodation, a swimming pool, dining facilities and segregated mineral water bathing rooms are available. Nearby is Roong Arun Hot Spring Resort which offers bungalows, mineral baths and a sumptuous park setting. Public transport operates from Chang Phuak bus terminal, get off at San Kamphaeng, and then ride a chartered local truck (Song Thaeo).

How to get there
From Chang Phuak bus terminal, get off at San Kamphaeng, and then ride a chartered local truck (Songthaew).
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 09:00 pm.
Admission Adult 30 Baht, Child 15 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5392 9077, 0 5392 9099

7 Chaing Mai Night Safari – The No.1 Nightspot in Chiang Mai

Location : Hang Dong District Chaing Mai Night Safari Chiang Mai Night Safari is best nightspot in Chiang Mai, 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.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai. Go along Huai Kaeow Road, turn left into highway no. 121 toward Hang Dong district for around 10 kilometres, then turn right and continue for 2 kilometres to Chiang Mai Night Safari.
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Admission Day Safari & Night Safari : Adult 800 Baht, Child 400 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5399 9000

8 Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan – Ruined Pagoda inside the Old City walls

Location : Mueang District Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan Wat Chedi Luang (also known as Temple of the big stupa) is houses the largest chedi in Chiang Mai. The temple is located right in the middle of the city and was built in the reign of King Saen Mueang Mak, the seventh king of Mengrai Dynasty. The 98 metre tall and 54 metre wide chedi was built in the reign of King Tilokkarat. The construction was completed in 1481. In 1545 the chedi was collapsed due to an earthquake during the reign of King Jiraprapa. The chapel in the front was built by Chao Khun Uba Lee Poramacharn (Sirichantathera) and Chao Kaeo Navarat in 1928. The magnificent methodological serpents ramble from the entrance of the chapel to its door on both sides. It is believed that they are the most beautiful man-made serpents in the northern Thailand.

How to get there
To get to Wat Chedi Luang, head to Prapokklao Road which runs through the north to south centre line of the old city. It's easy to walk to this temple for those staying in the old part of town; alternatively, you can take a songtaews (red pick up) for a very minimal fee.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 5324 8604

9 Wat Suan Dok – One of the finest temple in Chiang Mai

Location : Mueang District Wat Suan Dok Wat Suan Dok (Flower Garden Temple) is one of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. This temple has been established for 700 years.The temple located on the west of old Chiang Mai, just off the airport road. There are dozens and dozens of small white chedi, about three meters (10 feet) to six meters (20 feet) high. These house the ashes of many of the Chiang Mai Royal Family but the largest one, just to the south, is a Buddhist relic chedi. The Viharn (main temple builing) is enormous, the largest in Chiang Mai, it is not very colourful, having a grey tiled roof, though the pillars and eaves are highly decorated and hung with trembling wind bells. The altar displays Buddha images of various sizes with a large sitting Buddha facing and a tall standing Buddha image behind.

How to get there
The Wat Suan Dok is located on Suthep road, about 1 kilometer West of the old walled city center. You can get there easily by tuk-tuk or rented bicycle. Alternatively, you can take a songtaews (red pick up) for a very minimal fee.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 5327 8304

10 What Phra Singh – Best mural painting temple

Location : Mueang District Wat Phra Sing Wat Phra Singh (Wat Phra Singh Woramahaviharn) is one of the biggest, best mural painting, finest and most famous temples in Chiang Mai. It is located on the western side of the medieval walled city of Chiang Mai, at the end of Phra Singh Road which leads from Ratchadamnoen Road (note: there's an error on Google Map where Ratchadamnoen Road isn't named Phra Singh Road beyond Phra Pok Klao junction). The name Wat Phra Singh means Monastery of the Lion Buddha.

Wat Phra Singh has two of the most exquisite structures of Lanna architecture that is still standing, namely the ho trai and Viharn Lai Kham. It is also home to the Phra Sihing Buddha image, one of the most important Buddha images in the city. The monastery was built by King Pha Yu, seventh ruler of the Mangrai Dynasty, in 1345, to enshrine the ashes of his father, King Kham Fu. The chedi containing the king's ashes is located behind the ubosot.

How to get there
Wat Phra Singh is located in the western part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai. You can get there easily by tuk-tuk or rented bicycle. Alternatively, you can take a songtaews (red pick up) for a very minimal fee.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 08 3949 0933

11 Wiang Kum Kam – The first capital of Lanna Kingdom

Location : Saraphi District The ways of Unique - Wiang Kum Kam Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient city, located at the east bank of the Ping River and close to a 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 - 22 nd Buddhist centuries.

Wat Chedi Liam or Chedi Ku Kham was built in 1288 in the reign of King Mengrai after he had authorised an administrative responsibility of Lamphun town to his minister, Aey Fah. King Mengrai established a town in the northeast of Chiang Mai for 5 years and then resettled a town near the Mae Ping River in 1277 and renamed it "Wiang Kum Kam". In 1287, the stupa of Wat Jamthewi, Lamphun was rebuilt in Wiang Kum Kam for the locals to worship. After that for hundreds years, the temple was left abandoned. In 1908, a Burmese tycoon renovated it, thus the temple has influences of Burmese architecture instead of its former Khmer style. Only some parts were rebuilt in Khmer architecture.

How to get there
Wiang Kum Kam is located in the southeast of Chiang Mai, between Km.3-4 along Chiang Mai-Lamphun route, Saraphi district. Take the road at Nong Hoi Police box to the Ko Klang Pa Kluai intersection and en route to Chedi Liam.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5314 0322, 08 4047 6794
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12 Mon Jam – Attractive Scenery of Thailand at Mon Jam

Location : Mae Rim District Mon Jam Mon Jam located in Mong Nong Hoi Village. It’s a great view point of project area and you can see foggy sea on the ill and beautiful nature. A charming open-aired bamboo kitchen and dining area serves up fusion cuisine from only the freshest of the Royal Project's products as well as a selection of herbal tea, fruit juices, beers and wines. You can wander around exploring the project, its strawberry fields and glass houses, or simply drink in the incredible views. It’s near attractions such as Tiger Kingdom, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Monkey School, Snake farm, Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Orchid & Butterfly Farms, ATV, Bungee Jumping, etc.

How to get there
Mon Jam is only about 45 min drive from Chiang Mai city, Take route 107 towards Ma-Rim. At km. 17 take a right on route 1096 (Mae-Rim - Samoeng), just over a kilometre later, you will see the sign for the Nong Hoy Royal project on your right. Follow the signposts up around 6 kilometres.
Contact Tel. 0 5381 0765

13 Bhubing Palace – The royal winter residence

Location : Mueang District Bhubing Palace The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha. It is the royal winter residence in Chiang Mai where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in the northern part of Thailand. The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad. In the past Their Majesties welcomed or granted royal audience to State visitors only in the capital of Bangkok. Bhubing Palace was built in 1961. The construction started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse. The other buildings were additionally built on later dates.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along Huay Kaew Road up the Suthep Mountain. The Bhubing Palace is located on the same road, 4 kilometres beyond Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, on Doi Buak Ha.
Administered by Doi Suthep - Doi Pui National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 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 Tel. 0 5322 3065, 0 5321 9932, 0 5321 9915

14 Wat Chiang Man – Chiang Mai's oldest temple

Location : Mueang District Wat Chiang Man Wat Chiang Man is the Chiang Mai's oldest temple, Located within the old walled city on Ratchaphakhinai Road. Wat Chiang Man was built in 1296 by King Mengrai, allegedly lived here while the new city of Chiang Mai was under construction. The temple is noteworthy for its fine Chedi supported by rows of elephant buttresses and a beautiful chapel, while enshrined within are the ancient Buddha images of Phra Kaeo Khao (the Crystal Buddha), a tiny crystal statue thought to have the power to bring rain, and Phra Sila Khao.

How to get there
Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, within the old walled city on Ratchaphakhinai Road. It's easy to walk to this temple for those staying in the old part of town; alternatively, can take a songtaews (red pick up) for a very minimal fee.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)

15 A Tour of History – Chiang Mai City Arts & Culture Centre

Location : Mueang District Chiang Mai City Arts & culture Centre Chiang Mai City Arts & Culture Centre is located on the city centre, The old building of elegant architectural design was built in 1924. Standing on the location of former royal hall, the building was used as the central administrative offices of the Monthon Phayap administrative unit of Siam, and later as the Provisncial Hall of Chiang Mai.

The cultural center was created to help them understand their roots and foster a sense of pride in local indentity and thus to help preserve the beauty of local customs and culture. The museum has been divided into two sections. The front part of the square-shaped building contains permanent exhibits. The rear section of the building has been dedicated to cultural activities, temporary exhibits, a souvenir shop, a lecture theatre, an exhibition hall for Lanna arts and an archive.

How to get there
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre is located in the part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee. Alternatively, you can You can get there easily by tuk-tuk or rented bicycle.
Opening Hours Tue - Sun 08:30 am. - 05:00 pm. (Close on Monday)
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5321 7793

16 Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center

Location : Mae Rim District Maesa Elephant Camp Maesa Elephant Camp located on the lush tropical jungle of Chiang Mai's Maesa Valle, a big family of elephants lives side by side with their mahout caretakers. "Maesa Elephant Camp" is home to one of the largest assembly of elephants in the north of Thailand. The philosophy is to create a natural and healthy environment for the elephants while working to conserve and breed them, due to the dwindling number of Asian elephants left in the wild.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along highway no.107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096. Follow the signs to Mae until you reach Mae Sa Elephant Camp, located on the banks of a small river.
Opening Hours Daily from 07:30 am. - 02:30 pm.
Admission Adult 120 Baht , Child 80 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5320 6247, 0 5320 6248

17 Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument

Location : Mueang District Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument Khru Ba Siwichai Monument is situated at the foot of Doi Suthep on Suthep road. The monument is located near Huay Kaew Waterfalls. The monument was built to commemorate Khru Ba Si Wichai, one of the most revered monks of the Lanna Kingdom who led volunteers to build the first 10 kilometre manmade road up the hill to Phrathat Doi Suthep temple in 1935.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along Huay Kaew Road. Khru Ba Siwichai Monument is situated at the foot of Doi Suthep on Suthep road. The total distance of a journey about 7 kilometers from the township.
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5322 1308

18 Wat Jed Yod

Location : Mueang District Wat Jed Yod Wat Jed Yod (Wat Botharam Mahavihara) is the one of the least visited major temples. The temple was built in 1455 by the King Tilokarart. Jet Yod translates to "seven peaks" and refers to the seven chedis which top a structure in the Lanna era temple complex. It's a very unusual for Thailand temple building. That's because it's Indian style viharn of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya in India. It was built in the 15th century to host the Eighth World Buddhist Council. Nobody seems to know the results of the council, but the temple remains. There's an uninviting cave-like hall in the rectangular base of the structure supporting the seven chedi, while a more typical modern wiharn stands in front of the old monument.

How to get there
Getting to Wat Jed Yod is the most easiest way. The temple located on Super Highway (Chiang Mai - Lampang Road) 4 kilometres away from the city.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)

19 Wat Ku Tao

Location : Mueang District Wat Ku Tao Wat Ku Tao was formerly called Wat Veru Vanaram. The temple is located in Chang Phuak sub-district. It is noteworthy for an unusual watermelon shaped pagoda, thus giving such name by the locals. An exact period of its establishment is somewhat unknown, but from a legend, the Ku Tao chedi contains ashes of Prince Saravadee, the son of King Bureng Nong who ruled Chiang Mai from 1579 to 1607.

How to get there
The temple located in the heart of the Shan community of Chiang Mai. An area just to the north and outside of the city of Chiang Mai, near Chiang Mai Stadium. Alternatively take a shared songtaew, these are usually available out side Chiang Mai.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)

20 Wat Phrathat Doi Kham

Location : Mueang District Wat Phrathat Doi Kham This temple is situated in Mae Hia Sub-district, Mueang District. It is a beautiful temple situated on a lush mountainside near Chiang Mai Town. 'Wat Phra That' refers to the fact that this temple houses relics of the Buddha, and 'Doi Kham' means 'Golden Mountain'. The sacred temple was built more than 1300 years ago, in 687 A.D. It had been abandoned, but in 1966 villagers discovered a hidden chamber containing many ancient Buddha images of various sizes, and this find prompted revitalization. There is an interesting folktale about Lord Buddha visiting this temple and meeting a rakshasa (demon) family who tried to eat him. Lord Buddha conquered them by sending them his kindness, which they could not stand. The rakshasa family eventually converted, revering our Lord Buddha, and also gave up consuming human flesh.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai Town, Drive along highway no. 108 (Chiang Mai - Hot Road) toward Hang Dong district for around 9 kilometres, then turn right to The Center For Plant Diversity#7 and continue for 5 kilometres to the temple.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)

21 Wat Umong Mahatherachan

Location : Mueang District Wat Umong Mahatherachan Wat Umong Mahatherachan located on Suthep Road in the town. The spacious temple was found in the reign in King Mengrai around 1296. The renovation was done in the reign of King Kue Na. The large wall like building with a connected tunnel inside is a remarkable piece of art located in the temple compound. A large stupa is located near the temple’s wall. Wat Umong Mahatherachan is teemed with various kinds of trees, thus making it an ideal meditation place.

How to get there
The temple located 3.5 km west of Chiang Mai. The easiest way is by Tuk-Tuk, bicycle, songtaew or take a city bus to west side 2.5 km on Suthep Rd. to Wang Nam Kan, then follow signs south 1 km to the temple.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. (Please dress properly)

22 Mae Sa Snake Farm

Location : Mae Rim District 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.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096 (Mae Rim - Samoeng Road). The farm is located approximately on km. 3 along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route.
Opening Hours Daily, The show times are at 11:30 am, 02:15 pm. and 03:30 pm. The show lasts for half-an-hour.
Admission Adult 200 Baht, Child 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5386 0719

23 Orchid and Butterfly Farms

Location : Mae Rim District 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

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096 (Mae Rim - Samoeng Road). Mae Ram Orchid is located around km. 5.5 along the Mae Rim - Samoeng route.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.

24 Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

Location : Mae Rim District Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden Queen Sirikit Botanic is the international botanical garden was established to honor Queen Sirikit in 1992. The Garden covers a mountainous area of 560 acres. 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.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096 (Mae Rim - Samoeng Road). The Botanic Garden is located around Km. 12 along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Baht , Child 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5384 1000

25 Ban Roi An Phan Yang Museum

Location : Hang Dong District Ban Roi An Phan Yang Museum 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.

How to get there
Drive along highway no. 108 (Chiang Mai - Hod Road) to km. 19 - 20. It takes about 15 kilometres from Chiang Mai city.
Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm. (Close on Monday)
Admission 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5335 5819, 0 5382 2649

26 Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center

Location : Chiang Dao District Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center Chiang-Dao Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center is the first elephant camps in Chiang Mai. Located on 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 route). 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

27 Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail

Location : Chom Thong District 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

28 Doi Luang Chiang Dao

Location : Chiang Dao District Doi Luang Chiang Dao Doi Luang Chiang Dao is the third highest peak in Thailand, 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 Pha Daeng National Park
Contact Tel. 0 2561 2947

29 Fang Hot Springs

Location : Fang District Fang Hot Springs These hot springs are situated at Ban Pin, which is located approximately 8 km northwest of Fang city. There are many hot-mineral water ponds in the about 10 rai area (16,000 squares meters). 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.

How to get there
Fang is 152 km from Chiang Mai along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang Road). The easiest way is takes the local bus from Chang Puak bus station in northern Chinag Mai about 3 hours to get there.
Administered by Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

30 Ang Khang Royal Project

Location : Fang District 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.

How to get there
Drive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang Road), turn left at an intersection around km. 137 (Mae Kha Market) and continue to Doi Ang Khang a further 25 km.
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

31 Canopy Walkway

Location : Mae Rim District Canopy Walkway Canopy Walkway is located at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden. It is longest canopy walkway in Thailand with 400 meters long and 20 meter high above the ground. Offering you what is truly a bird's eye view of the garden from the tree tops, surrounded by big tropical trees and mountainous landscape The Walkway is designed and engineered to be “tree friendly” and some sections of the walkway will also have a glass floor.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096 (Mae Rim - Samoeng Road). The Botanic Garden is located around Km. 12 along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Baht, Child 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5384 1000