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Magnetic Places In Chiang Mai

Posted on November 11, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

Chiang Mai has many tourist attractions. Here you will find nearly 300 temples, boundless natural beauty and exciting wildlife. Its a city that has something special for each and every tourist, Chiang Mai will surely influence you to give it a shot with its diversity. Attractions of Chiang Mai will surely appeal your mind. There are numerous museums and archeological sites that that will definitely give you a deep insight into the history of Chiang Mai. The temples in this city are true replications of people’s beliefs and faith. Most of these temples are built keeping Buddhism in mind.

chiang mai trekkingIf you are a nature lover, Chiang Mai has a number of wildlife reserves that showcase the myriad forms of flora and fauna that’s seen in the region. If you are an adventure freak, Chiang Mai offers you a choice from number of activities like trekking, bird watching, mountain biking, bamboo rafting, etc. If you have come to Chiang Mai seeking pleasure and leisure, then spa resorts available here will make your holiday extremely special and refreshing.

Wat Phra Singh is probably the single most places which have the most impressive collection of traditional Lanna architecture in the city. The wooden scriptured storehouse, with glass mosaic and with a base decorated with stucco angels, is one of its kinds in northern Thailand. A wooden chedi is located just behind the largest building in the complex. Buddha figure, Phra stands inside the store house.

Located in Chiang Mai Doi Sutherp is not only a spectacular mountain range but is also a home to a famous Buddhist temple. The Chiang Dao Caves are well-known tourist attractions of Chiang Mai, especially for adventurers. A set of five caves housing age-old images of Buddha, these caves are perfect for trekking and exploration.

wat suan dokWat Suan Dok is a 14th century temple located just in the west direction of the old city-wall. The temple was built by the King of Lanna for revered monks who visit Chiang Mai from Sukhothai only during the rains. The translation of the name is “the field of flowers temple.” There are several unique aspects to this temple. One is the temple’s large ordination hall. This is unusual not only for its size, but also that it is open at its sides instead of being enclosed. Secondly, there are a large number of chedis present there.

Doi Inthanon National ParkDoi Inthanon National Park is the nature lover’s dream. Located in the countryside around the city of Chiang Mai, lies the Doi Inthanon National Park at a distance of about 60 km in the south-west direction. It is one of Thailand’s finest conservation areas, its has rocky dams, beautiful waterfalls and thick jungle. Doi Inthanon National Park is much more than simply being just a tourist attraction.

Bo Sang Umbrella Village many times stated as handicraft center where you can shop for different kinds of umbrellas which are available in different shapes, sizes and color. The specialty of these umbrellas is that it is hand made by the local artists.

Other must-see tourist attractions in Chiang Mai are Doi Ang Khang, Mero Tribal Village, Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai Zoo and Night Safari, etc.

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