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Elephant Nature Park

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 Nature

Chiang Mai has so many things to see and do when you get out and about in nature, as the area is mountainous and surrounded by jungle.

From waterfalls to mountains, lakes and hot springs, Chiang Mai has a unique span of natural activities and attractions to see during your visit.

Nature Activities, Jungle Walks & Trekking Tours Chiang Mai, Thailand

The best waterfalls to view near Chiang Mai are the Bua Thong Waterfalls (Sticky Waterfalls) and Mae Sa Waterfall. Both are located north of Chiang Mai’s old city, but are certainly worth a day trip.

Take a boat cruise down the famous Ping River which runs just east of the Old City of Chiang Mai. There are cruises available at the river with some short cruises taking you along a short portion for about an hour and others as full day tours or evening dinner cruises. Many of the full day tours also include visits to temples, local markets and an authentic northern Thai lunch.

For a relaxing lunch on the water, head to Huay Tung Tao Lake. There are a number of huts surrounding the lake where you can get a hot tasty meal and enjoy a cold drink. The lake is a relatively unknown tourist spot and therefore is rarely busy during the week.

This is just a taste of the many natural attractions in and around Chiang Mai, so click the links below to explore the full range of attractions.

Elephant Nature Park

Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng

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.

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Bhubing Palace

Suthep, Chiang Mai

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

Huai Kaeo, Mae On
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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.

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Mae Sa Waterfall

Mae Raem, Mae Rim

Mae Sa Waterfall is one of Thailand’s premier tourist attractions. It is best known for its magnificent waterfalls amid the gorgeous natural landscape.

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Royal Park Rajapruek

Mae Hia, Chiang Mai

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.

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Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Suthep, Chiang Mai

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...

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Huay Kaew Waterfall

Suthep, Chiang Mai

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...

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Huay Tung Tao Lake

Don Kaeo, Mae Rim

Huay Tung Tao Lake is a secluded getaway north of Chiang Mai. The fresh water body is a secluded getaway, and is rarely crowded.

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Doi Ang Khang

Doi Ang Khang

Mae Sun, Fang

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.

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Ping River

Chang Moi, Chiang Mai

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.

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Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

Tap Tao, Thoeng

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.

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Bai Orchid And Butterfly Farm

Mae Raem, Mae Rim

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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Nong Buak Hard Public Park

Phra Sing, Chiang Mai

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.

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Trekking

Many Trekking Options Available, All Over Chiang Mai

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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Pai Trekking

Many Trekking Options Available, Around Pai

Pai trekking is the perfect activity for the intrepid tourist who loves outdoor adventure, and is excited to see wildlife in their natural environment.

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Chiang Rai Trekking

Chiang Rai Trekking

Many Trekking Options Available, Around Chiang Rai

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.

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