Elephant Nature Park is a haven set in a natural setting for rescued elephants that roam in Chiang Mai Province in the northern parts of Thailand.
Chiang Mai Attractions
Chiang Mai is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations in Asia due to its diverse and unique attractions.
With scenic landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and various historic attractions, the city has something for just about every traveller.
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Visit the numerous temples to get a glimpse into the religious lifestyles of the devout locals. One of the most famous temples here is the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a picturesque temple set at the summit of the mountain, and which is home to the most respected Buddha. Notice the sitting posture which is perhaps the most recognizable Buddha position. Other temples that you may want to check out include Wat Pra Singh and Wat Suan Dok.
Chiang Mai attractions are not just limited to the Buddhist temples; you could always engage in exciting outdoor activities. These range from mountain trekking where you can catch panoramic views of the landscape, a visit to the rice paddies as well as a tour of the national parks. Do not miss on a trip to the amazing Elephant Nature Park where you can come close with the elephants in their natural habitat.
One of the most amazing Chiang Mai attractions is documentary Arts Asia, an arts centre that provides space for the expression of different forms of arts and events that have helped shape Thailand’s history. So, whether you are looking for a cultural espionage, or would like a simple getaway nestled among Thailand’s natural attractions, Chiang Mai is the place to be. Take your family and friends with you for an exciting Thai experience.
Elephant Nature Park is a haven set in a natural setting for rescued elephants that roam in Chiang Mai Province in the northern parts of Thailand.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is one of the holiest Buddhist Temples in Northern Thailand. Its location overlooks Chiang Mai City from the mountain slopes.
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Chiang Mai Night Safari is one of the world’s most prominent night zoo. It is managed by the Thai government and is an ingenious way to enhance tourism.
Wat Chedi Luang is one of the many Buddhist temples that dot Chiang Mai City, and which seeks to direct devout locals and foreigners to enlightenment.
Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come up close with tigers in their different stages of growth.
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Art in Paradise Chiang Mai is home to the finest works of illusion art in the city, and a remarkable space for creative works of art in Thailand.
Chiang Mai Sunday Market is the city’s only market to open every Sunday from 4PM to 12AM. Locals fondly refer to it as Walking Street, for obvious reasons.
Chaing Mai Night Bazaar is the most famous market in Chiang Mai, and one of the top tourist attraction in the city. It offers a great shopping experience.
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Doi Inthanon, the tallest mountain in Thailand, is nestled in Chiang Mai Province in the northern part of the country. It is also known as Doi Luang.
Wat Phra Singh ranks as one of the most revered temples in the northern parts of Thailand. Consequently, it attracts visitors from all over the world.
The Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is a large quarry that has been filled with water and is a popular spot for swimming and cliff jumping. The Grand Canyon is now also home to a nearby inflatable Aqua Water Park where you can...
Phu Ping Palace is located in Doi Buak Ha, a beautiful location tucked away in the charming Chiang Mai Province. Some locals refer to it as Bhubing Palace.
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Flight of The Gibbon Chiang Mai is a prime attraction in Chiang Mai. For thrill-seekers, there is no better way to savour nature than by taking this zip line adventure.
Chiang Mai Zoo was set up in 1974, and is managed by the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand. This prime tourist attraction is set on Doi Suthep.
Ban Hmong Mae Sa Mai is the go-to village for anyone who wants to experience what it is like to enjoy life in a traditional Thai village in the north.
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is an expansive yet stunning conservation centre located in Mae Sa, just about 13 miles from the city of Chiang Mai.
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Golden Triangle in Thailand constitutes a unique attraction simply because it is shared between two other countries in Southeast Asia, Laos and Myanmar.
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The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable sanctuary that cares for rescued and injured elephants that is located 60kms from Chiang Mai city. The Sanctuary opened in 2014 and is a joint initiative run...
Sacred Heart Cathedral is a unique attraction in its own right for the simple reason that it is a church nestled in a land where Buddhism is predominant.
Central Festival Chiang Mai is a large shopping mall located north-east of the old city, right just off the superhighway. The shopping centre is a modern mall with a number of popular clothing brands, a supermarket and...
Wat Chiang Man stands out as one of Chiang Mai’s most remarkable temples simply because it is the oldest Wat in the city, yet still stands strong.
Wat Suan Dok is believed to have been constructed in the 14th century under the reign of King Keu Na who ruled over the ancient Lanna Kingdom.
Warorot Market is the most popular market in Chiang Mai, and for very good reason. Located in the heart of the city, it is obvious why this is a must-visit.
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a mountainous area located right next to Chiang Mai and is popular with travellers to Chiang Mai looking to spend a day in the outdoors. The National Park is home to the famous Wat Phra...
Maya Mall is an ultra modern shopping mall located north-west of the old city of Chiang Mai, right near the popular Nimman area. Maya Mall is a convenient shopping destination that houses a supermarket, pharmacies...
Wat Umong, in full, Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, is an old temple nestled in Chiang Mai in the northern parts of Thailand. Locals also refer to it as Oomong.
Mae Sa Waterfall is one of Thailand’s premier tourist attractions. It is best known for its magnificent waterfalls amid the gorgeous natural landscape.
Mae Sa Elephant Camp is a prominent elephant park located just an hour’s drive away from Chiang Mai. The idyllic environments make this a must-visit.
Doi Ang Khang has earned its reputation as Thailand’s own Switzerland, a fact that can be attributed to its cold climate and scenic mountain peaks.
Bua Thong Waterfalls, popularly referred to as the Sticky Waterfalls by the locals, makes for an exciting getaway just outside Chiang Mai City.
Baanchang Elephant Park is dedicated to offering elephants the best care while preserving their environment. This attracts tourists from far and wide.
Chiang Mai Saturday Market, as you may have rightly guessed, is opened each Saturday. You can shop at the market from 4PM to midnight each Saturday.
Wat Pan Tao is a small but very interesting temple, especially for visitors who are thrilled by Thailand’s unique heritage and religious framework.
The Thai Elephant Conservation Center is a government owned and run Elephant Park that was founded in 1993 under royal patronage. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center offers visitors opportunities to watch elephants...
Huay Tung Tao Lake is a secluded getaway north of Chiang Mai. The fresh water body is a secluded getaway, and is rarely crowded.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham is a spectacular temple located on the lush mountain slopes just close to Chiang Mai town. It is a popular tourist attraction too.
Wat Sri Suphan, also known as the silver temple, is located close to the Wualai Street Market. This makes it a must-visit tourist attraction in Chiang Mai.
Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient settlement of historical importance in Thailand as it is not just a rich archaeological site, but also a popular attraction.
Tha Phae Gate is one of those attractions you include in your must-visit list, thanks to its name. Find out just how much of an attraction this gate is.
Royal Park Rajapruek is a natural park set in Chiang Mai. A popular tourist attraction, the park was once the venue for the global horticultural festival.
Huay Kaew Waterfall is a great place for visitors who don’t have a lot of time in Chiang Mai and want to see a waterfall that is close to town. Huay Kaew Waterfall is located near the Chiang Mai Zoo, just 100...
Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport was initially designed as part of Tantraphan Airport Plaza, but which underwent rebranding to what it is now.
Kad Suan Keaw shopping centre in Chiang Mai presents you with the perfect shopping experience accompanied with air-conditioned pleasantness.
Think Park is a shopping and cafe space located on the corner of Nimmanahaeminda Road and Huay Kaew Road and is opposite to the large Maya Shopping Mall. Think Park is home to a number of coffee shops, clothing stores...
Wat Chet Yot, also known to the locals as Wat Jed Yod, is a beautiful temple nestled in Chiang Mai’s serene surroundings, and a popular tourist attraction.
Wat Lok Molee, also known as Wat Lok Moli, is a temple located in the old Chiang Mai city, just about half a kilometre from the famous Chang Phuak gate.
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a temple that was founded in the 13th century and some buildings were constructed in the 15th century. The temple was built in honour of Buddha who it is said visited the site 2,500 years...
Chiang Mai National Museum is a centre of excellence for works of art, both in Chiang Mai and across Thailand. It is managed by the Fine Arts Department.
Wat Ram Poeng, also known as Tapotaram, is a meditation retreat for visitors who would like to tap into the power of meditation during their travels.
Three Kings Monument is a large statue located in front of the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre in the old city of Chiang Mai. The three Kings that are represented are King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai;...
The Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park is a fantastic place to visit whilst in Chiang Mai, as it is a sustainable and eco-friendly tourist attraction. The park does what the name suggests, it makes recycled paper and paper...
Mae Ping River flows through Chiang Mai, attracting visitors to its waters. The locals on the other hand, acknowledge that this is the city’s lifeline.
Wat Mahawan is a must-visit prime tourist attraction located close to the old walled city of Chiang Mai, right next to the popular Tha Phae Gate.
Hug Elephant Sanctuary is a park for elephants that have been rescued from all over Thailand. Please note that there is NO ELEPHANT RIDING. Hug Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 2015 in response to the exploitative...
Pha Soet Hot Spring is one of the most popular hot springs in Chiang Mai, and certainly a unique attraction. This geothermal feature is a must-experience.
Baan Tong Luang is a quaint village in Chiang Mai, and one of the city’s stellar tourist attractions thanks to its ability to stay true to Thai culture.
Old Chiangmai Cultural Center, just as the name suggests, is the hub for Thailand’s rich heritage. Here, the culture comes alive in many ways.
Anusan Market holds special meaning for travellers keen on experiencing the charm of Thailand in a unique and homely space such as this one.
Premium Outlet Chiang Mai is a large outdoor mall that stocks over 300 brands at 70% off retail price all year round. So if you are after some international brands at a great price whilst in Chiang Mai, then the Premium...
If you are looking for an adrenaline pumping activity during your stay in Chiang Mai, then the Extreme Sports Centre in Mae Rim is the place for you. Offering ATV experiences, bungy jumping, paintball, trail bike...
Mae Kampong Village is one of the most fascinating high altitude villages in Chiang Mai. It is also easily accessible, making it a popular attraction.
Lahu Village is one of those destinations in Thailand where you steal away for a day or two and never want to leave for its simplicity and sheer beauty.
Museum Of World Insects and Natural Wonders is the brainchild of a Thai couple whose love for the outdoors led to its establishment, a popular attraction.
The Siam Insect Zoo is a discovery museum and live insect breeding farm located in Mae Rim, just 20 minutes north of Chiang Mai. The Siam Insect Zoo is the work of entomologist Pisuth Ek-Amnuay who has been collecting...
The Chiang Mai Cabaret Show is a fun way to spend an evening in Chiang Mai, as you watch ladyboys and drag queens strut their stuff whilst lip syncing to your favourite songs! Located in the Anusarn Market Night Bazaar...
Whilst you are in Chiang Mai, you may be interested to learn more about the Karen Long Neck Tribespeople who live in parts of northern-Thailand. The Karen people are traditionally from Myanmar (Burma) and fled to...
The Chang Puak Market is a food market that sets up every evening just outside the north gate (Chang Phuak) of the old city. With many vendors offering a range of authentic nothern-Thai dishes, the Chang Puak Market is...
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The Phoenix Adventure Park is the perfect place for families in search of a fun activity to enjoy whilst in Chiang Mai. Phoenix Adventure Park is located in Mae Rim, which is just 20 minutes north of Chiang Mai, and...
The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium is a large state of the art facility located inside the Chiang Mai Zoo, at the base of Doi Suthep mountain. The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium was substantially renovated in 2018 and has one of the...
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre is a melting point for Thailand’s rich cultural heritage and the vibrant art scene present in the northern region.
Suan Buak Haad Park is Chiang Mai’s sole public park, green space where you can retreat to for a quiet getaway away from the city’s humdrum.
Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm is a must-visit when in Chiang Mai. You get to experience the beauty of nature as the butterflies flutter over the orchids.
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A Segway Gibbon Tour is a great way to discover Chiang Mai as you zoom around the streets of this historic city on a self-balancing personal transporter. A Segway Tour will take you to the many highlights within Chiang...
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Zip Line Adventure is a fun tree-top adventure that will have you zipping through the trees like a monkey in the biggest rainforest in Chiang Mai. Zipline Adventures are designed by professional engineers with years of...
Thanin Market is a traveller’s dream come true in experiencing Thailand’s thrill and laid-back aura. It is a must-visit whenever you are in Chiang Mai.
Wat Chom Tong is a beautiful temple nestled about 60kms to the south of Chiang Mai. The temple is also referred to as the Chom Tong Meditation Center.
Promenada Resort Mall gives the ultimate shopping experience in Chiang Mai. An impressive resort-styled mall, it is the face of modern shopping in the city.
Wat Ku Tao is an outstanding temple whose ancient roots and rich history make it a treasured travel destination for Thais as well as international tourists.
Chiang Mai University Art Museum is an exciting art space that allows you to enjoy the display of modern art by both local and global artists.
Noina Art Studio is the perfect place to hone your art skills while appreciating the expertise and experience of fellow artists in Thailand.
Wattana Art Gallery is home to exciting works of art in all of Thailand; little wonder the gallery attracts both locals and foreigners in their numbers.
Maerim Shooting Range goes on to prove that Chiang Mai’s attractions go beyond just natural attractions and temples; there is also adventure.
Eddy Elephant Care Chiang Mai, also fondly referred to as Eddys elephant, offers one of the best elephant tours in Chiang Mai of Northern Thailand.
Sibsongpanna Khantoke is testament to the importance of traditional culture in Thailand, and attracts locals and foreigners from all over the world.
Muay Thai boxing is the most popular sports in Thailand and is therefore a great activity to enjoy whilst holidaying in Chiang Mai. This fierce combat sport is conducted in various stadiums all over Chiang Mai...
Kalare Boxing Stadium offers a great option for visitors in Chiang Mai as not everyone is fascinated by cultural heritage, natural scenery and attractions.
Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium should be your go-to destination if you are a lover of boxing, specifically Muay Thai boxing, a sport that is unique to Thailand.
Muay Thai boxing is the most popular sports in Thailand and Thapae Boxing Stadium is the most popular place to view this sport whilst in Chiang Mai. This fierce combat sport is conducted in stadiums all over Chiang Mai...
Doi Mae Salong is one of the most prominent mountains in Thailand, and constitutes the extensive Daen Lao Range in the northern part of Thailand.
Khun Korn Waterfall is an attraction whose stunning beauty earns it a top spot in the list of most beautiful natural waterfalls in North Thailand.
Phu Chi Fa Forest Park is an amazing destination nestled in the jungle, some 1628 meters above sea level. This natural setting is one not to be missed.
Pai Hot Springs are a central point for tourists in Huai Nam Dang Park, 5 miles south of Pai. The attraction is a magnet for all types of travellers.
Mae Yen Waterfall combines the great outdoors with adventure in a scenic setting giving you the ultimate combination for a delightful holiday in Thailand.
The Sai Ngam Hot Spring (also known as the Secret Hot Springs) are located 15 kilometres north of Pai and can be reached by scooter. With entry only costing 20 THB, this is certainly a great place to come and relax...
Pam Bok Waterfall is an idyllic getaway for a wet adventure if you are looking to experience Pai’s magic in the most beautiful of falls in the region.
Mo Paeng Waterfall is a stunning natural attraction just 6 miles from Pai, and easily one of the most accessible waterfalls in all of Thailand.
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Chiang Mai Massage is an international attraction in Thailand, and it is easy to see why when you consider that Thai massage techniques are popular globally.
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Chiang Mai Tours are a delightful way to experience the charm of Northern Thailand while enjoying the serenity and the best it has to offer.
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Chiang Mai Cooking Class attendance is one of the ways to gift yourself with an authentic Thai experience during your vacation in this incredible country.
Yoga Chiang Mai is an attraction whose popularity has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, thanks to increased awareness on the benefits of yoga.
Muay Thai Chiang Mai is a must-experience for tourists in Thailand. In Chiang Mai, there are three unique venues to enjoy this exhilarating sport.
Trekking Chiang Mai is a popular activity for the quintessential visitor traversing northern Thailand, thanks to its lush jungles on the mountain peaks.
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Experiencing any Chiang Rai Tour is one of the highlights for many visitors touring the northern region of Thailand, making for beautiful memories.
Chiang Rai Trekking tours are a must-experience for any tourist looking for a natural getaway in northern Thailand. These adventure-packed tours are fun.
Northern Thailand Tours are a fun way to experience the allure of the natural attractions that dot the country’s top half. The region is a perfect paradise.
Pai trekking is the perfect activity for the intrepid tourist who loves outdoor adventure, and is excited to see wildlife in their natural environment.