Chiang Mai Sights

The compact Old City can be explored easily on foot or by bicycle. The system of one-way streets can be confusing, but the plan keeps traffic moving quite effectively around the moat, which is crossed by bridges at regular intervals. The moated "one square mile" of the Old City contains 38 of Chiang Mai’s temples, including its oldest and most historic ones. The so-called Lanna style of architecture—stepped

eaves, dark teak, and gleaming white stucco construction—has been adopted by the owners of boutique hotels in the Old City, where high-rise buildings are banned.

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Bhubing Palace

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The summer residence of the royal family is a serene mansion that shares an exquisitely landscaped park with the more modest mountain...

Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center

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The handsome city museum is housed in a colonnaded palace that was the official administrative headquarters of the last local ruler,...

Chiang Mai National Museum

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This northern Thai–style building contains many statues of Lord Buddha, including a bust that measures 10 feet high. There's also a...

Chiang Mai Night Safari

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Modeled on Singapore's famous game park, the Chiang Mai Night Safari realized a long-held dream of Thaksin Shinnawatra, Thailand's prime...

Chiang Mai Tribal Museum

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The varied collection at this museum, more than 1,000 pieces of traditional crafts from the hill tribes living in the region, is one...

Chiang Mai Zoo

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The cages and enclosures of this zoo on the lower slopes of Doi Suthep are spaced out along paths that wind leisurely through shaded...

Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

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A walk-through underwater tunnel more than 146 meters (160 yards) long provides dramatic views of the thousands of aquatic creatures...

Darapirom Palace

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This Lanna-style mansion was the last home of Jao Dararasamee, daughter of a late-19th-century ruler of Chiang Mai and the favorite wife...

Doi Inthanon National Park

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Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain (8,464 feet), rises majestically over a national park of staggering beauty. Many have compared...

Doi Suthep National Park

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You don't have to head to the distant mountains to go trekking during your stay in Chiang Mai. Doi Suthep, the 3,542-foot peak that broods...