There are more than 300 temples in Chiang Mai – almost as many as Bangkok, which is much larger. The temple buildings here are obviously different from those in other parts of Thailand. Observe the exquisite wood carvings and colorful murals, which are the landmark features of Lanna (Lanna, 13th and 14th centuries A.D.). The three story umbrella shaped canopy decorated at the top of the temple, the Singha lion, which guarded the entrance of the temple, and the high-rise pagoda, were all the products of Burmese style; these were brought by the wealthy Burmese teak merchants who moved to the important trade center of Chiang Mai.
Three temples in the ancient city
1) Wat Phra Singh
Introduction: the real star in the towering Pagoda in the inner city is the perfect model of Lanna style architecture. The temple was built in 1345, with murals and a sutra Pavilion depicting the customs and costumes of the Lana period. It’s also the center of the Songkran Festival in mid April.
Location: located on the west side of the ancient city
Tel: 053814164; opening time: 6am ~ 6pm
2) Water Chiang man
Introduction: the oldest temple in the wall was ordered by the king of Chiang Mai in 1296. Two famous Buddha statues (Buddha and crystal Buddha) are dedicated to the right side of the main hall. It is said that crystal Buddha has the power to call the wind and rain.
Location: located in the northeast of the ancient city
Tel: 0 5337 5368; opening hours: 6am ~ 6pm
3) Water chedi Luang
It contains the remains of a huge pagoda that collapsed in an earthquake in 1545. The restoration preserved the “destroyed” appearance of the tower while ensuring that it would not collapse further. Now, the statue of the Jade Buddha, which is dedicated to the Jade Buddha Temple in Bangkok, was placed in the East alcove of the temple in 1475.
Location: located in the center of the ancient city
Tel: 053278595; opening time: 6am ~ 6pm late
Location: near Tha Phae Gate
Anusawari Sam kasat (three kings Memorial)
Located in front of the cultural center of Chiang Mai, it is a famous statue of three kings. It is a memorial to three people who have made great contributions to Chiang Mai: the great emperor of Ramkhamhaeng the Great, King Mengrai and King Ngam Muang stand side by side, and local people often burn incense and flowers in front of the statue to show respect. The three monuments of Kings describe the images of the three kings vividly and are the most important monuments of Chiang Mai. There are many kinds of commemorations in the square next to the monument in the city center.
Chiang Mai night market
In fact, the main tourist attractions in Chiang Mai were the precious heritage left by Yunnan trade caravan, which had traveled through the ancient trade routes between Simao (China) and Moulmein (on the Indian Ocean coast of Myanmar). Today’s business activities are still thriving, with the business district walking several blocks down the street between th tha PHAE street and th Si donchai street, up to the river. This market is composed of several different indoor venues, ordinary shops with glass front windows, and many street vendors. It sells products from Thailand and northern thailand, with a very rich variety.
Consider buying items such as Phra E-style seua maw hawm, Thai hand-woven fabrics in the north and northeast, hand woven shoulder bags (yaam) and handicrafts from mountain tribes, many of which have small stalls, while Akha people are peddling around.
In addition to visiting temples in the ancient city, you can go to the outskirts of Chiang Mai outside the ancient city to play:
Scenic spots along mount suthi
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, 30b, free for locals. Located on the top of a hill with a view of the surrounding, it is one of the most sacred temples in northern thailand. This place was “selected” by a noble Buddha’s remains on the back of a white elephant. The giant walked around until he stayed (and died) in the place , so it became a new home for the remains. A winding mountain path leads to a long step leading to the temple. On both sides of the steps are the dragon with ceramic tail. A vast river and valley scenery can be seen from the bottom.
Another 4 kilometers from Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, it is free to enter the palace of Phra tamnak; the Royal Garden of Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1 ~ 4pm, which is a winter residence specially built for royal members. The road through the palace continued to extend to the left, ending at the top of the DOI Pui. There is a dirt road, and then a few kilometers further along it, we arrive at a nearby Miao village, where there are many tourists and handicrafts for sale.
Recommended one day tour agent: one day tour / half day tour in Chiang Mai – Wat Phrathat in Chiang Mai + Doi Suthep + Phra Tamnak Phu (hotel transfer) 60 US dollars
Phra tamnak Phu
Tips: sawngthew to Su paste starts from th Mani noparat road and th chotana road. The driving distance is 16 km (up the mountain 40B and down the mountain 30b). With 10B, you can take a bicycle to go up the mountain with you. When you come back, you can ride a bike and rush down the mountain.
Chiang Mai Night Safari
Brief introduction: Chiangmai Night Safari is located in the famous Doi Suthep National Park in Chiang mai. It is the largest night safari in Thailand. If you want to know nature wildlife easily, it will be your best choice. The night zoo is divided into three areas: the south area, the north area and the pedestrian area; the south area has white cattle, hippo, deer, goat, zebra, giraffe, kangaroo and other animals; the north area has camel, black bear, antelope, white tiger, tiger, lion, sheep and other animals; the pedestrian area is located in the middle of the south area and the north area, with horse, black bear, black leopard, raccoon, peacock and other animals; the docile animals are kept in the south area In the North District, tourists can get in touch with these animals, while animals like lions and tigers are concentrated in the North District. Tourists can only visit them through cages.
Opening hours: 11:00 am every day
Day time: 3:00-4:30 PM. (one every 30 minutes)
Night Safari Park electric tour bus time: 7:00-11:00 PM. (every 15-20 minutes)
Time: 7:45 PM, 8:30 pm, 11:30 PM, 22:10 PM
Children’s height: 100-140 cm. Admission is free if less than 100 cm.
Recommended agents: about $20 (including hotel transfer) for the night safari park in Chiang Mai, and about $10 (including transfer) for children
Address: Nong khwai, hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand
One day flight and adventure in tropical jungle
Jungle flight is a popular activity in Chiang Mai in recent years. In fact, jungle flight is the name of the company running this activity. Flight of gibbon is the first company to launch this activity.
Jungle flight: there are three similar one-day jungle tours in Chiang Mai. Jungle flight is one of them. Jungle flight is operated by Thai people. It is a company founded earlier and recommended by many people.
Recommended agent of jungle flight (click to see details): Jungle flight in Chiang Mai is about $50
One day tour of elephant camp (Riding Elephants, watching elephant performances, etc.)
To many fans in Chiang Mai, it’s a must for them to take part in the one-day tour of elephants. They can experience elephant riding, watch elephant performances, draw pictures, etc., and have zero distance contact with elephants. It’s worth experiencing.
Before riding an elephant, you can see the elephant dunk, play football, and finally draw. They can actually draw. Next to them, there is an elephant trainer with the little elephant wandering, and tourists can also run to take a picture with the little elephant. When riding an elephant, the invincible sway. When crossing the river, the front mm camera falls into the water. To let the elephant trainer go down to help pick it up, we have to say that the elephant trainer is sitting on the elephant On my head, don’t help! The buffet at noon is delicious and there are many choices.
Brief introduction: there are three kinds of elephant camp in Chiang Mai: 1) Maesa ElephantCamp; 2) Maetaeng Elephant Camp + bullock cart; 3) Maetaeng Elephant Camp + hiking;
1) Half day tour of Maesa elephant camp
General itinerary: pick up at Hotel > arrive at Maesa elephant camp > watch the elephant show > ride an elephant in the jungle (30 minutes) > visit the elephant nursery and art exhibition > visit LAN Garden > return to Chiang Mai City and return to the hotel
$20 for elephant riding at Maesa elephant camp in Chiang Mai+
One day tour in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai, the northernmost capital of Thailand, is located at the junction of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, about 900 km away from the capital Bangkok. It’s about 3 hours’ drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. One day tour in Chiang Mai is mainly to see white temple, golden triangle and long neck’s people village. white temple, the most famous temple in Chiang Rai, is commonly known as white temple. The white temple is pure, spotless, with strange shape, changeable lines and magnificent momentum. It is indeed an art treasure. Her beauty can’t be described by photos and words. Only when you are on the scene can you feel her holiness and shock.