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Mae Sa Valley
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Mae Sa Valley

The Mae Sa Valley is a breathtaking lush, green area within Chiang Mai. Crisp, clean air and lots of verdant forests make this destination unique, especially if you’d like to get away from the busy city centre.

It offers visitors with a lot of unique experiences, whether you’re passing through from the Samoeng Loop or visiting purely for its many attractions.

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Outdoor lovers will appreciate all the fun activities you can do here. Check out the X-Centre which specialises in thrilling activities such as zip-lining, bungee jumping, ATV driving, paintballing, zorbing, and kids-activities. It’s a great place for family-friendly activities, with something for all visitors of all ages to enjoy.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to nature-cantered activities here. There are also elephant camps to visit, the Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park, and the majestic Mae Sa Waterfall.

Head over to the Tiger Kingdom, where you can get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures and even pose for pictures with them. More incredible animal encounters await at the Mae Rim Monkey School, the Orchid & Butterfly Farm, and the Mae Sa Snake Farm.

The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is a must-visit; it features relaxing strolling paths, incredible viewpoints, and the most impressive collection of plants and flowers in northern Thailand.

The best way to explore the vastness and beauty of the Mae Sa Valley is by renting a car or a motorbike for the day. Ideally, go during the afternoons or around lunchtime, since tour groups usually arrive in the mornings. After they leave, the area is less crowded, and it’s more enjoyable this way.

You can choose to visit the destinations on your own or go with a tour group that offers the activities you’d like within one packaged tour.

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Chiang Mai Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Chiang Mai for several years and has since visited several times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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