Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand

Located 700km north of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is called "The rose of the North", being an important city in Thailand. This city spreads over an area of 20.000 km2 along Ping River, one of 4 main tributaries of Chao Phraya River. Up to now Chiang Mai has been voted to be one of the most attractive tourist spots in Thailand.

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Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand. Unlike the bustling Bangkok or Pattaya, it attracts visitors by the peace and quiet. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful city, don't miss this article since I will suggest 5 interesting destinations in Chiang Mai to you.

1. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

This is the most sacred wat of Chiang Mai with 600 years of age. It lies on the hillside of Doi Suthep, 16km far away from the center of Chiang Mai. It might take tourists more than 5 hours to conquer the narrow path leading to the wat.

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The magnificence of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
There are numerous travelers visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep every year. Doi Suthep is famous for not only its sacred stupas but also a lot of statues varied in size and shape. All of them are exquisite and picturesque, which brings the sense of dignity. With magnificent statues and tiny bells hung everywhere, this site is really irresistible in visitors' eyes.

2. Doi Inthanon National Park

100km far away from Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon National Park is home to many natural wonders which cannot be missed. Splendid? Majestic? Poetic? Peaceful? Bustling and colorful? Is there anywhere bringing to you a lot of feelings at the same time? The answer is "yes". Coming to Doi Inthanon, you can completely experience all of these tones of feelings. The wild beauty of nature (waterfalls, terraces and flowers) blending with antique structures (stupas) makes this national park so appealing. You will feel the wonderful harmony of nature and humans in here...

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The impressive beauty of Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is one of the reasons for the attractiveness of Thailand all around the world. Don't forget to admire Inthanon Mountain which is dubbed "The roof of Thailand" because of the maximum height.

3. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

"Not coming to Night Bazaar is considered not visiting Chiang Mai" - That's enough for you to understand how famous it is. This bazaar displays a lot of handicraft goods and handmade items of Chiang Mai and northern provinces of Thailand.

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
According to backpackers, this place is attractive with not only various types of good but also the friendliness of sellers. Night Bazaar is along Chang Klan Street where there are countless eateries, cafes, bars and massage parlors. If you have no chances to visit the weekend bazaars, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar will be certainly a good choice for you.

4. Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Situated 9km east of Chiang Mai, Bo Sang used to be a part of the ancient Lanna kingdom with nice temples, rice paddies and especially handmade umbrellas. If tourists come to Bo Sang at the third week of January every year, they can join Bo Sang Umbrella Festival - one of the most renowned festivals in Thailand. No doubt a large number of colorful umbrellas made by hand leave a deep mark in tourists' mind.
Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
Bo Sang Umbrella Villages is covered with thousands of colorful umbrellas made by hand
It's also exciting for you to take part in some or all stages of the process to make an umbrella. Trust me! That will be a memorable experience for you whenever you think of Chiang Mai.

5. Mae Sa Elephant Camp

Located 30km north of the central area, Mae Sa Elephant Camp is surrounded by lush forests in a picturesque valley. This site is home to over 70 tamed elephants with mahouts. Coming here, travelers will have the opportunity to ride elephants around the camp and learn about the life of this lovely animal.
Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
Try riding elephants in Mae Sa Elephant Camp
I almost forget to remind you to spend time enjoying the beauty of nature in here.

Majestic beauty spots and long history and culture make Chiang Mai totally different from other destinations in Thailand. If you would like to have an unforgettable trip in this beautiful country, don't miss Chiang Mai with loads of interesting things.

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