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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.

Top 10 Must See Tourist Attractions Map, Old City Chiang Mai Thailand




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 experience, 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

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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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai

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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Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang

Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Bhubing Palace

Bhubing Palace

Suthep, Mueang 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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Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Wiang, Chiang Saen
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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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Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun

Pa O Don Chai, Mueang Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun is not the typical Buddhist temple. Popularly known as the White Temple, this unique sanctuary is the highlight of temple tours in Chiang Rai.

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Grand Canyon Chiang Mai

Grand Canyon Chiang Mai

Nam Phrae, Hang Dong
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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...

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Doi Suthep-pui National Park

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Suthep, Mueang 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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Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Royal Park Rajapruek

Royal Park Rajapruek

Mae Hia, Mueang 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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Flight Of The Gibbon

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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Tha Phae Gate

Tha Phae Gate

Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo

Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Kaew is one of the oldest temples in Chiang Rai and was built sometime in the 14th Century. The date of construction of the temple is unknown, but the original name was “Wat Pa Yeah” (Bamboo Forest...

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Trekking

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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Catmosphere Cat Cafe

Catmosphere Cat Cafe

Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai

Catmosphere Cat Cafe is the ultimate destination for cat lovers in Chiang Mai. The cafe is home to many cats, whom you can interact with, play with, or just watch them sleep, as you enjoy a delicious snack or coffee...

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Singha Park

Singha Park

Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai

Singha Park is a great place to spend a day in the outdoors for visitors coming up north to the beautiful Chiang Rai. Singha Park is a large expanse of land that has been converted into a tourist attraction that houses...

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Pai Canyon

Pai Canyon

Thung Yao, Pai

Pai Canyon could best be described as Thailand’s very own Grand Canyon if its sheer breath-taking beauty and stunning views are anything to go by.

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San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

Ban Sahakon, Mae On

The San Kamphaeng Hot Springs is an excellent choice for a day trip not too far from Chiang Mai. Located just 23 kilometres away from the city centre, it’s a popular destination among the locals and provides a...

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Warorot Market

Warorot Market

Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Central Festival Chiang Mai

Central Festival Chiang Mai

Fa Ham, Mueang Chiang Mai

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...

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One Nimman

One Nimman

Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai

One Nimman is a brand-new lifestyle mall concept in Chiang Mai; located in the hip and trendy Nimmanhaemin neighbourhood. There are numerous establishments found within the complex including shops, art and...

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Maya Mall

Maya Mall

Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai

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...

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Pongyang Jungle Coaster & Zipline

Pongyang Jungle Coaster & Zipline

Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim
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The Pongyang Zipline and Jungle Coaster in Mae Rim is a thrilling outdoor destination for the whole family. If you enjoy the rush of adrenaline and excitement, this place is not to be missed. Pongyang Jungle Coaster...

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No Gravity

No Gravity

Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai

No Gravity – Indoor Climbing is the best rock climbing gym in northern Thailand. It opened back in April 2013, and there is over 500 square meters of climbing surfaces for both beginners and seasoned climbers. If...

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Mae Wang, Mueang Chiang Mai
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The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable sanctuary that cares for rescued and injured elephants that are located 60kms from Chiang Mai city. The Sanctuary opened in 2014 and is a joint initiative run...

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Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Singh Chiang Rai one of the oldest temples in Chiang Rai, having been built by the Lanna people in 1385. The temple is located right in the centre of town, just 1km north of the popular Night Bazaar and is easy...

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Patara Elephant Farm

Patara Elephant Farm

Ban Pong, Hang Dong

The Patara Elephant Farm is one of the best animal experiences in Chiang Mai. Compared to other sanctuaries, what makes this place unique is that it provides a more intimate encounter with these majestic animals. If...

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Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai University

Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai University is a public research institution founded in 1964, with its strong suit being engineering, medicine, agriculture, and science. The university is open to tourists, who can take a short tour...

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Art In Paradise

Art in Paradise

Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai

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.

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Index Living Mall

Index Living Mall

Nong Pa Khrang, Mueang Chiang Mai

The Index Living Mall is a haven for homeowners, decorators, and interior designers in Chiang Mai; offering an extensive range of stunning locally-designed furniture for your living space. It was initially opened as the...

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