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What to Do in Chiang Mai: Must See Attractions

Chiang Mai Attractions

Some of the most remarkable tourist attractions and historical sites can be found in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Located in the northern section of the country, this impressive city gives you a chance to learn about a new culture while taking part in a rewarding travel experience. All of the wonderful things to do in Chiang Mai will certainly keep you entertained throughout your visit.

Magnificent temples around the city provide you with the opportunity to step into some of the world’s most sacred places. The Buddhist temple known as Wat Phrathap Doi Sutherp has been standing since the 14th century and is one of the top attractions in Chiang Mai. The Wat Suan Dok temple is another of the must see religious sites. You can also learn more about the local Islamic faith by visiting the Baan Haw Mosque. A detailed map of the city will help guide you to the city’s most impressive religious sites.

If you are a fan of nature, you can also find plenty of spots around the city where you can enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. The highest mountain in Thailand can be found in Doi Inthanon National Park. The Elephant Nature Park works to protect the lives and habitats of elephants and allows visitors to tour the grounds. You will also feel at peace when you visit the Mae Sa Waterfall.

During your Chiang Mai excursions, you can visit the city’s best museums. Visiting the Chiang Mai National Museum will give you the opportunity to learn more about the local history. Beautiful artworks are displayed inside the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center. You can take Chiang Mai tours to see the Tribal Museum and the Elephant Parade House.

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Explore The Neighborhoods of Chiang Mai


Unique features of Nimman include the cafés and shopping. Make a stop by Nimman Road or Wat Suan Dok while you're exploring the area.


Old City

A noteworthy feature of Old City is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Wat Phra Singh and Sunday Walking Street Market.


Chang Khlan

Chang Khlan is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights in the area like Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Art in Paradise.


Chang Phueak

Unique features of Chang Phueak include the shopping and cafés. Make a stop by Chiang Mai Zoo or Wat Jed Yot while you're exploring the area.


Wua Lai

Wua Lai is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Wat Si Supan and Wat Sri Suphan while you're in town.


Chang Moi

Unique features of Chang Moi include the historic sites and shopping. Make a stop by Warorot Market or Riverside while you're exploring the area.


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