Places to Visit & Things to do in Chiang Mai – Part Two

By | October 4, 2013

Continuing on from the previous page, here are a few more suggestions of Interesting Places to visit while you are relaxing & taking in all of the beautiful sights of Chiang Mai .

Dokmai Garden, Chiang Mai: is a new venture that has recently opened it’s doors in Chiang Mai, Thailand and aims to offer a gastronomic feast for both your body & mind!!.

Situated in southern Chiang Mai (in the Hang Dong district), Dokmai Garden covers 24 rai (4 hectares, 10 acres), and displays 800 tropical plant species,130 edible plant species, and a pond containing 25 types of Mekong fish. 

The X-Centre Chiang Mai: is the ultimate metropolis for all you adrenaline junkies visiting northern Thailand.

The centre is located at Mae Rim some 20kms (12 miles) north west of the centre of Chiang Mai and takes around 20 minutes to reach from town.

The X-Centre at Chiang Mai are very proud of their slogan “Be there if YOU Dare!”, and I suppose the Xtreme sport that best typifies this from the considerable range on offer is the bungee jump at over 50 metres (150 feet) from the raised platform to the ground below!!. 

Maesa Elephant Training Camp

Maesa Elephant Camp: Prepare yourself to be completely amazed, elephants that can play football !,do archery ! & even paint portraits !, you have to see it to believe it.

The camp is located in the tropical jungle location of Chiang Mai’s Maesa Valley, there are three shows a day,throughout the year,this place is not to be missed !.

 

 

 

Maesa Elephant Training Camp

Please click here to visit Maesa Elephant Camp 

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang MaiChiang Mai Temples: Chiang Mai has over 300 temples scattered all around the city and outlying areas, the most notable of these, and certainly worth a visit are, Wat Doi Suthep (mentioned earler), the oldest dating from around 1296AD is Wat Chiang Man which houses two very important Buddha figures, Wat Phra Singh, it houses the Phra Singh Buddha, a highly venerated figure,and is one of the most important temples in the city. Wat Suan Dok which is located on Suthep Road near CMU(Chiang Mai University).

And finally Wat Chedi Luang built during the 15th & 16th centuries,it was at that time the largest building in all of Lanna (Chiang Mai Province), a subsequent earthquake reduced its size considerably, but it is still an incredibly stunning & moving place to visit. 



Please click here to visit Wat Suan Dok Temple 

Please click here to visit Wat Chiang Man Temple 

Please click here to visit Wat Doi Suthep Temple 

Please click here to visit Wat Phra Singh Temple 

Please click here to visit Wat Chedi Luang 

Baan Tawai Handicraft Centre Located around 15kms from the centre of Chiang Mai is the “handicraft capital” of Thailand with Thai people travelling from all over the Kingdom to visit.

The village specialises in all forms of artisan woodcarving, painting, pottery, sculpture & handmade furniture.Baan Tawai Village started to focus on woodcarving around 50 years ago, and has grown rapidly particularly over the last 5 years, as Asian Decor has become very popular all around the world.

This is an ideal place to visit if you are looking for really good quality homeware items at very reasonable prices, there are also a host of shipping & courier companies, to get all those treasures safely home !.

Baan Tawai Handicraft Centre

Please click here to visit Baan Tawai Handicraft Village 

Summary:

The places suggested over these couple of pages are just a very small cross-section of what is here in Chiang Mai, other highlights if you have the time are: Borsang the umbrella making village, San Kamphaeng Hot Springs natural hot springs, Doi Inthanon National Park which includes the highest point in Thailand, the list really could go on & on !.

Please click here to visit Bor Sang Umbrella Village 

Please click here to visit San Kamphaeng Hot Springs 

Please click here to view Interactive Photographic Tour of Chiang Mai City

 

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