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BaanArtisan Charms Chiangmai Guidebook

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Pitikarn (Emmy)
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Pitikarn (Emmy)

BaanArtisan Charms Chiangmai Guidebook

Shopping
Opening Hours: Saturday 17.00-23.00 Wai Lai Walking Street is held on every Saturday evening covering 3 kilometres of Wualai road (the old silver-making district). This is probably one of the best walking street markets in Chiangmai. There are great variety of stalls (unlike any where else in Chiangmai) from local handicraft items, hill tribe souvenirs, original paintings to high-quality clothing and accessories from local designers. With good eyes and bargaining skills, the prices here can be much cheaper than any where else. Many people also come here for local food scenes and late night cafe cultures. Live music in the air with group of friends, there's no better way to end an evening.
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Wua Lai Walking Street
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Opening Hours: Saturday 17.00-23.00 Wai Lai Walking Street is held on every Saturday evening covering 3 kilometres of Wualai road (the old silver-making district). This is probably one of the best walking street markets in Chiangmai. There are great variety of stalls (unlike any where else in Chiangmai) from local handicraft items, hill tribe souvenirs, original paintings to high-quality clothing and accessories from local designers. With good eyes and bargaining skills, the prices here can be much cheaper than any where else. Many people also come here for local food scenes and late night cafe cultures. Live music in the air with group of friends, there's no better way to end an evening.
Opening Hours: Sunday 17.00-23.00
ถนนคนเดินวันอาทิตย์
Opening Hours: Sunday 17.00-23.00
Opening Hours: Everyday 17.00-2.00AM Great places for souvenir shopping and walking around
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Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
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Opening Hours: Everyday 17.00-2.00AM Great places for souvenir shopping and walking around
Chiangmai ToyRUs
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Promenada Chiang Mai
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Chiangmai ToyRUs
Everything from small wooden souvenir to sophisticated wooden sculptures and made-to-order furniture.
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Baan Tawai Woodcarving Village
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Everything from small wooden souvenir to sophisticated wooden sculptures and made-to-order furniture.
One of the kind celadon work. They also run family friendly activities. (24 hours advance booking required)
CHIANGMAI celadon
One of the kind celadon work. They also run family friendly activities. (24 hours advance booking required)
Art on the beautiful umbrellas
Umbrella Making Centre
Art on the beautiful umbrellas
Operating Hours: 17.00-23.00PM $ Great variety for local dinning in the opened air setting. Family and Budget real friendly. (BBQ pork, Spicy soup, Pad Thai Noodle, Curries, Desserts, Snacks, etc.)
kad Manee Market
18 Thipanet Rd
Operating Hours: 17.00-23.00PM $ Great variety for local dinning in the opened air setting. Family and Budget real friendly. (BBQ pork, Spicy soup, Pad Thai Noodle, Curries, Desserts, Snacks, etc.)
City shopping paradise
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CentralFestival Chiang Mai
999 ถนน ซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ เชียงใหม่-ลำปาง
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City shopping paradise
The very best sport and outdoor supply shop in town at the best price
Decathlon Chiangmai (Hangdong) - ดีแคทลอน เชียงใหม่ (หางดง)
The very best sport and outdoor supply shop in town at the best price
The original famous Chiangmai wet market. You can find all local food, dried snacks to buy for friends and family back home. Don't forget to try SAI-AU (Chiangmai Tasty Sausage).
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Warorot Market ตลาดวโรรส
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The original famous Chiangmai wet market. You can find all local food, dried snacks to buy for friends and family back home. Don't forget to try SAI-AU (Chiangmai Tasty Sausage).
Modern Shopping mall for the rainy day (Mostly international brand names)
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MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Center
55 Huaykaew Rd
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Modern Shopping mall for the rainy day (Mostly international brand names)
Modern Lanna Cultural Community Mall: Where east meets western life style. Many trendy restaurants and shops around the one of the kind structure. Picture perfect place!
One Nimman Community Mall ( 莫达鳄鱼博物馆 )
Modern Lanna Cultural Community Mall: Where east meets western life style. Many trendy restaurants and shops around the one of the kind structure. Picture perfect place!
Essentials
Great place to stock up your supplies. You can find essential ingredients from your hometown and around the world at reasonable prices. They also have great selections of coffee, tea, wines and alcohols in the town.
Rimping Supermarket Nim City Branch
205/3 Mahidol
Great place to stock up your supplies. You can find essential ingredients from your hometown and around the world at reasonable prices. They also have great selections of coffee, tea, wines and alcohols in the town.
This is the closest 7-Eleven to the house. You will be able to find most of essential things ranging from drinks to packed food.
7 Eleven
14 Wiang Ping Road
This is the closest 7-Eleven to the house. You will be able to find most of essential things ranging from drinks to packed food.
Place to stock up your necessities.
Big C Supermarket @ Chiang Mai
Place to stock up your necessities.
Best places and best prices for all sports and outdoor activities for everyone in your family.
Decathlon Chiangmai (Hangdong) - ดีแคทลอน เชียงใหม่ (หางดง)
Best places and best prices for all sports and outdoor activities for everyone in your family.
One of the closest established wet/ farmer markets to Baan Artisan Charm, It is only short drive from the house (1Km). The market is getting very busy towards the end of the day. (16.00pm onwards) It is popular destination for local living around town searching for local herbs and fresh ingredients at local price. It is also a popular destination among Thai cooking school around town. Here you will always spot foreigners shopping for fresh ingredients for their cooking lessons.
Kom Market ตลาดประตูก้อม (กาดก้อม)
55/2 ถนนศรีปิงเมือง
One of the closest established wet/ farmer markets to Baan Artisan Charm, It is only short drive from the house (1Km). The market is getting very busy towards the end of the day. (16.00pm onwards) It is popular destination for local living around town searching for local herbs and fresh ingredients at local price. It is also a popular destination among Thai cooking school around town. Here you will always spot foreigners shopping for fresh ingredients for their cooking lessons.
Thailand COSTCO where you can buy all things (larger quantity) at wholesales prices. Don't worry! you don't have to be a member to shop here. We personally like to purchase fruits, vegetables (local seasonal and foreign imported varieties) some staples and seafood here. They are daily fresh from seafood towns. However you need to be there early to enjoy this! It is worth shopping here if you travel in bigger group and plan to stay here little longer. Please take note that it's Cash and Carry only.
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Makro
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Thailand COSTCO where you can buy all things (larger quantity) at wholesales prices. Don't worry! you don't have to be a member to shop here. We personally like to purchase fruits, vegetables (local seasonal and foreign imported varieties) some staples and seafood here. They are daily fresh from seafood towns. However you need to be there early to enjoy this! It is worth shopping here if you travel in bigger group and plan to stay here little longer. Please take note that it's Cash and Carry only.
Arts & Culture
Opening Hours: 8.00am-16.00pm (depending on the seasons) One of the best hill tribes show case in Chiangmai. The village is well organised, harmonious. At the heart of the center, there is also restaurant and coffee shop for tourists.
Known as underground city of old Lanna
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Wiang Kum Kam
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Known as underground city of old Lanna
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 9.00-16.00 Price: admission is 30 Baht This is the main museum of northern Thailand. It is under the patronage of their royal majesties. It was renovated in 1996 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of Chiangmai.
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Chiang Mai National Museum
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Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 9.00-16.00 Price: admission is 30 Baht This is the main museum of northern Thailand. It is under the patronage of their royal majesties. It was renovated in 1996 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of Chiangmai.
Opening Hours: 06.00-17.00 Built sometime between 1385 -1402 (during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, 7th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty). Wat Chedi Luang's massive pagoda is distinctive feature of Chiangmai skyline. It was once home of the Emerald Buddha (Thailand's most sacred religious relic). Then the buddha was moved to Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Dawn) in Bangkok in 1475, but there is a now a jade replica housed at the temple, which was given to the city as a gift from the Thai king in 1995 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the chedi.
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Wat Chedi Luang
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Opening Hours: 06.00-17.00 Built sometime between 1385 -1402 (during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, 7th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty). Wat Chedi Luang's massive pagoda is distinctive feature of Chiangmai skyline. It was once home of the Emerald Buddha (Thailand's most sacred religious relic). Then the buddha was moved to Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Dawn) in Bangkok in 1475, but there is a now a jade replica housed at the temple, which was given to the city as a gift from the Thai king in 1995 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the chedi.
Opening Hours: 07.00-17.00 This temple is directly adjacent to Wat Chedi Luang. The name of this temple means "Monastery of a thousand Kilns", in reference to the numerous Buddha images within the magnificent Wat Chedi Luang. The temple has a viharn, which is one of the few remaining all timber structures in Chiangmai. The temple is not to be missed during YiPeng Festival (Loy Krathong) in Chiangmai. Once a year, the temple will be opened and allowed visitors to witness night pray for good lucks over the new lunar calendar year. The unique night ceremony is truly charming.
Wat Phan tao Chiang Mai Thailand
Opening Hours: 07.00-17.00 This temple is directly adjacent to Wat Chedi Luang. The name of this temple means "Monastery of a thousand Kilns", in reference to the numerous Buddha images within the magnificent Wat Chedi Luang. The temple has a viharn, which is one of the few remaining all timber structures in Chiangmai. The temple is not to be missed during YiPeng Festival (Loy Krathong) in Chiangmai. Once a year, the temple will be opened and allowed visitors to witness night pray for good lucks over the new lunar calendar year. The unique night ceremony is truly charming.
Opening Hours: 06.00-20.00 The temple was original built by King Phayu back in year 1345 to host the ashes of his lated father. The complex took today's name in year 1367 when Phra Singh Buddha statue was taken the permanent place there. The temple was then abandoned for a couple of centuries, during the Burmese rule . Its restoration finally completed in 1920s. The Real attraction of this temple is the smaller Lai Kam worship hall behind it. It is the great example of Lanna architecture,especially the signature roof design meant to represent a bird's wings. As with all Buddhist temples, it is required that you wear respectful clothing and please refrain from speaking in loud voices
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Wat Phra Singh
2 Samlarn Rd
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Opening Hours: 06.00-20.00 The temple was original built by King Phayu back in year 1345 to host the ashes of his lated father. The complex took today's name in year 1367 when Phra Singh Buddha statue was taken the permanent place there. The temple was then abandoned for a couple of centuries, during the Burmese rule . Its restoration finally completed in 1920s. The Real attraction of this temple is the smaller Lai Kam worship hall behind it. It is the great example of Lanna architecture,especially the signature roof design meant to represent a bird's wings. As with all Buddhist temples, it is required that you wear respectful clothing and please refrain from speaking in loud voices
Contemporary Art Museum for art lovers
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MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
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Contemporary Art Museum for art lovers
Opening hours: 7.00-17.00 Wat Suan Dok was founded in 1370 by monk from Sukhothai Kingdom. He found 2 pieces of Buddha relic nearby the location. The 1st relic was reserved at the main golden pagoda at Wat Suan Dok. The 2nd relic was at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The golden pagoda is 48 meters tall and built in Sri Lankan Style. Around the golden pagoda, there are many white smaller pagodas which contain the ashes of several royal family members.
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Wat Suan Dok
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Opening hours: 7.00-17.00 Wat Suan Dok was founded in 1370 by monk from Sukhothai Kingdom. He found 2 pieces of Buddha relic nearby the location. The 1st relic was reserved at the main golden pagoda at Wat Suan Dok. The 2nd relic was at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The golden pagoda is 48 meters tall and built in Sri Lankan Style. Around the golden pagoda, there are many white smaller pagodas which contain the ashes of several royal family members.
Opening Hours: 6.00-17.00 Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is today the symbol of Chiangmai and is one of the most visited temples in the region. It is located at an elevation of 1,073 m. from the sea level and around 15 km. northwest of Chiangmai old town. The temple was built in 1383 on the spot where the white elephant carrying the Buddha’s relic died. The main and impressive golden chedi in the middle of the courtyard is from the 16th century, but the whole complex has been renewed, and modernised in the 1990s. As with any Buddhist Temple, it is expected that you dress respectfully and keep your voice low so as not to disturb those who are praying or meditating.
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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
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Opening Hours: 6.00-17.00 Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is today the symbol of Chiangmai and is one of the most visited temples in the region. It is located at an elevation of 1,073 m. from the sea level and around 15 km. northwest of Chiangmai old town. The temple was built in 1383 on the spot where the white elephant carrying the Buddha’s relic died. The main and impressive golden chedi in the middle of the courtyard is from the 16th century, but the whole complex has been renewed, and modernised in the 1990s. As with any Buddhist Temple, it is expected that you dress respectfully and keep your voice low so as not to disturb those who are praying or meditating.
Opening Hours: 6.00-17.00 This temple architecture is completely different from all others in Chiangmai. The main temple structure was originally built in 1497 during the reign of Lanna King Muang Kaeo. However, over 2 centuries of Burmese occupation in the region, Burmese monks had modified the temple's structure and add 4 Burmese style lions guarding the main golden pagoda. As with any Buddhist Temple, it is expected that you dress respectfully and keep your voice low so as not to disturb those who are praying or meditating.
Wat Buppharam
Opening Hours: 6.00-17.00 This temple architecture is completely different from all others in Chiangmai. The main temple structure was originally built in 1497 during the reign of Lanna King Muang Kaeo. However, over 2 centuries of Burmese occupation in the region, Burmese monks had modified the temple's structure and add 4 Burmese style lions guarding the main golden pagoda. As with any Buddhist Temple, it is expected that you dress respectfully and keep your voice low so as not to disturb those who are praying or meditating.
Opening Hours: 7.00-17.00 Wat Umong (Umong means tunnel in Thai) is among the oldest temples in the city. The temple was constructed by the Lanna King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai. According to legend, there was a monk in a temple in Chiang Mai named Thera Chan whom the king regularly consulted with. As the city grew in size and became increasingly busy the monk could hardly find a quiet place to meditate. The king had Wat Umong built on the outskirts of town near the base of Doi Suthep so that the monk could meditate in peace inside the tunnel.
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
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Opening Hours: 7.00-17.00 Wat Umong (Umong means tunnel in Thai) is among the oldest temples in the city. The temple was constructed by the Lanna King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai. According to legend, there was a monk in a temple in Chiang Mai named Thera Chan whom the king regularly consulted with. As the city grew in size and became increasingly busy the monk could hardly find a quiet place to meditate. The king had Wat Umong built on the outskirts of town near the base of Doi Suthep so that the monk could meditate in peace inside the tunnel.
Long Neck Karen Camp
Sightseeing
The famous golden pagoda of Chiangmai
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Doi Suthep
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The famous golden pagoda of Chiangmai
Possible for a day trip The quaint town of Pai in Maehongson province (about 146 km or 91 miles northwest of Chiang Mai) is surrounded by spectacular mountains and rivers. It is roughly a three to four hours drive from Chiang Mai on twisty(746 turns), wooded, and elevated mountain roads. The route is simultaneously dangerous and beautiful and offers endless breathtaking mountainside views of rural northern Thailand. Several worth visiting places including Pai Canyon, Tham Lod Cave, White Buddha on hill top (Way Phra That Mae Yen), Boon Ko Ku So Bridge, hot springs and waterfalls
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Pai District
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Possible for a day trip The quaint town of Pai in Maehongson province (about 146 km or 91 miles northwest of Chiang Mai) is surrounded by spectacular mountains and rivers. It is roughly a three to four hours drive from Chiang Mai on twisty(746 turns), wooded, and elevated mountain roads. The route is simultaneously dangerous and beautiful and offers endless breathtaking mountainside views of rural northern Thailand. Several worth visiting places including Pai Canyon, Tham Lod Cave, White Buddha on hill top (Way Phra That Mae Yen), Boon Ko Ku So Bridge, hot springs and waterfalls
Doi Tung Development Project and park is opened every day of the year. However the highlight of the year is during winter season between December to January called the Colours of Doi Tung Festival. There are several activities and street markets every weekend and on public holidays. Being there feels a little like you’re in Switzerland. From the well-manicured royal gardens, to the Swiss-inspired Royal Villa where the late HRH Princess Srinagarindra made home – it’s a place full of history, meaning, beauty and culture.
Doi Tung
Doi Tung Development Project and park is opened every day of the year. However the highlight of the year is during winter season between December to January called the Colours of Doi Tung Festival. There are several activities and street markets every weekend and on public holidays. Being there feels a little like you’re in Switzerland. From the well-manicured royal gardens, to the Swiss-inspired Royal Villa where the late HRH Princess Srinagarindra made home – it’s a place full of history, meaning, beauty and culture.
Best time to explore this park is from November to March of every year. There will be plenty to explore in the opened flower field. Often organising music festivals and hot-aired balloon. Watch out for more information from their website. Last but not least one of the best places to stop for lunch in Chiangrai.
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Singha Park Chiang Rai
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Best time to explore this park is from November to March of every year. There will be plenty to explore in the opened flower field. Often organising music festivals and hot-aired balloon. Watch out for more information from their website. Last but not least one of the best places to stop for lunch in Chiangrai.
For a short period of time during late September to early December, the little sunflower blooms all over the mountains.
Thung Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U Kho
For a short period of time during late September to early December, the little sunflower blooms all over the mountains.
Breath taking view from tree top trail. This place is worth visiting!
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Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens
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Breath taking view from tree top trail. This place is worth visiting!
Japanese Castle in Thailand! Enjoy the scenery
Hinoki Land
Japanese Castle in Thailand! Enjoy the scenery
64 Km from BaanArtisan Charms (1 hours 15mins riding journey) Small and peaceful village in the middle of beautiful valley where clear water, blue sky, green forest and lovely coffee shops wait to be explored all year round. Perfect for half day trip for selfie shots or stay over night at many local homestay.
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Mae Kampong
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64 Km from BaanArtisan Charms (1 hours 15mins riding journey) Small and peaceful village in the middle of beautiful valley where clear water, blue sky, green forest and lovely coffee shops wait to be explored all year round. Perfect for half day trip for selfie shots or stay over night at many local homestay.
Little artist village project where local artisans (artists), quaint souvenir shops, cafe and small restaurants located in narrow little walkway setting like back in old day. A series of shophouses designed to highlight traditional and modernThai architectures in harmony. In the center of the community, it is a small amphitheater to create outdoor lifestyle and host several activities throughout the year. Perfect when you need a break from husling town for a couple hours. Perhaps opportunity to selfie and indulge ourself a little bit in the local experiences.
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Baan Kang Wat
123/1 หมู่ 5 ถนน บ้านร่ำเปิง
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Little artist village project where local artisans (artists), quaint souvenir shops, cafe and small restaurants located in narrow little walkway setting like back in old day. A series of shophouses designed to highlight traditional and modernThai architectures in harmony. In the center of the community, it is a small amphitheater to create outdoor lifestyle and host several activities throughout the year. Perfect when you need a break from husling town for a couple hours. Perhaps opportunity to selfie and indulge ourself a little bit in the local experiences.
Opening hours: 8.00-17.00pm every day Entrance fee: 40 Baht/ person (additional 200 Baht for authorised guide for walking through the unlit cave network) Please be aware that during rainy season, certain parts of the cave system might be closed or rerouted to avoid potential flood at the low area. The Chiangdao cave sets in pretty grounds that teem with jungle butterflies and rare plants. The forest temple sits at the entrance to Chiang Dao Cave, a chilly warren of passageways that extend more than 10 km beneath the limestone massif of Doi Chiangdao. The cave is used to be a meditation retreat for monks and a sort of extension of the temple itself. The twisting tunnel networks are full of buddha statues and with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Wat Tham Chiang Dao
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Opening hours: 8.00-17.00pm every day Entrance fee: 40 Baht/ person (additional 200 Baht for authorised guide for walking through the unlit cave network) Please be aware that during rainy season, certain parts of the cave system might be closed or rerouted to avoid potential flood at the low area. The Chiangdao cave sets in pretty grounds that teem with jungle butterflies and rare plants. The forest temple sits at the entrance to Chiang Dao Cave, a chilly warren of passageways that extend more than 10 km beneath the limestone massif of Doi Chiangdao. The cave is used to be a meditation retreat for monks and a sort of extension of the temple itself. The twisting tunnel networks are full of buddha statues and with stalactites and stalagmites.
Drinks & Nightlife
One of the most beautiful hotels in Chiangmai by Ping River
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Rd
One of the most beautiful hotels in Chiangmai by Ping River
Steps into the piece of Lanna old-time beauty
Rachamankha Chiang Mai
Steps into the piece of Lanna old-time beauty
One of the kind
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
One of the kind
Special occasion
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
Special occasion
Entertainment & Activities
Maesa Elephant Nursary was established in 1995 with the main purpose to support the new born elephants and moms. 31 elephants were born by elephants bleeding project with cooperation with faculty of veterinary medicine chiangmai university.
Great activities for family with teenagers or group of friends
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Flight of the Gibbon - Chiang Mai
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Great activities for family with teenagers or group of friends
Great place to take kids
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เชียงใหม่ไนท์ซาฟารี
33 Moo 12
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Great place to take kids
Great place to take kids. Massive grounds and many to explore
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Chiang Mai Zoo
100 Huaykaew Rd
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Great place to take kids. Massive grounds and many to explore
Choices of activities here ranging from riding elephant in Mae Taeng river, riding Buffalo cart in the paddle field and Bamboo rafting into the picturesque part of the river. (3-4 hours)
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Elephant Nature Park
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Choices of activities here ranging from riding elephant in Mae Taeng river, riding Buffalo cart in the paddle field and Bamboo rafting into the picturesque part of the river. (3-4 hours)
Learn to make paper from elephant poopoo. Great activity for kids. (2 hours)
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Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park Chiang Mai
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Learn to make paper from elephant poopoo. Great activity for kids. (2 hours)
Great activity with old kids
ATV Chiang Mai Tours
Great activity with old kids
Thai Elephant Care Center is the place for elderly elephants, sick and physical challenged elephants. These elephants are retired from works. All of them are domesticated. They will not know how to survive in the wild. Here, you will get to join the elephant care taker and spend your day with elderly elephants. Learn about nutrition and traditional herbs and help prepare daily food, medicine and special treats for them. The place opens daily from 8.30-16.00pm. It requires advance reservation. There are 3 elephant caring programs. (Short visiting, Half day and Full day program)
Thai Elephant Care Center
Thai Elephant Care Center is the place for elderly elephants, sick and physical challenged elephants. These elephants are retired from works. All of them are domesticated. They will not know how to survive in the wild. Here, you will get to join the elephant care taker and spend your day with elderly elephants. Learn about nutrition and traditional herbs and help prepare daily food, medicine and special treats for them. The place opens daily from 8.30-16.00pm. It requires advance reservation. There are 3 elephant caring programs. (Short visiting, Half day and Full day program)
Parks & Nature
One of the closest and easily accessible park to Chiangmai. Nice to visit during November - February.
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Doi Pui View Point
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One of the closest and easily accessible park to Chiangmai. Nice to visit during November - February.
Take a little break
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Nong Buak Hard Public Park
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Take a little break
The best time to enjoy the park is November - February
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Royal Park Rajapruek
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The best time to enjoy the park is November - February
Doi Inthanon is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand, famous for it's number of waterfalls, viewpoints and cool weather. Also known as "The Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area of 482 km² in Chiang Mai province north of Thailand. It is roughly 2 hours drive from Chiangmai town. There are several breathtaking trekking trails there. And the house of Royal twin pagodas.
Doi Inthanon National Park Headquarters
Doi Inthanon is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand, famous for it's number of waterfalls, viewpoints and cool weather. Also known as "The Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area of 482 km² in Chiang Mai province north of Thailand. It is roughly 2 hours drive from Chiangmai town. There are several breathtaking trekking trails there. And the house of Royal twin pagodas.
Kew Mae Pan Walking Trial opens between early November till late May. It will close during the rainy season. It is one of the most beautiful walking trails in Chiangmai. If you plan to be there during that time of the year, we highly recommend to visit. The difficulty level is medium. Suitable for family and children 5 years+. Due to up and down slope throughout the trail, this might not be suitable for elderly. The trail is estimated 3.2 km. long. You will need to pay for hill-tribe walking guide. (200 Baht/ group of 5 persons) They will wait at the beginning of the trail from 6.00am till 16.00pm throughout the forest opening season.
Kew Mae Pan nature trail
Kew Mae Pan Walking Trial opens between early November till late May. It will close during the rainy season. It is one of the most beautiful walking trails in Chiangmai. If you plan to be there during that time of the year, we highly recommend to visit. The difficulty level is medium. Suitable for family and children 5 years+. Due to up and down slope throughout the trail, this might not be suitable for elderly. The trail is estimated 3.2 km. long. You will need to pay for hill-tribe walking guide. (200 Baht/ group of 5 persons) They will wait at the beginning of the trail from 6.00am till 16.00pm throughout the forest opening season.
Another worth visiting National park (123 Km from Chiangmai down town). You can expect beautiful drive through Mae Rim, Mae Tang and then dense cloud forest next to Thai-Burmese border. Breathtaking scene of tea plantation.
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Doi Ang Khang
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Another worth visiting National park (123 Km from Chiangmai down town). You can expect beautiful drive through Mae Rim, Mae Tang and then dense cloud forest next to Thai-Burmese border. Breathtaking scene of tea plantation.
The real grand canyon of Thailand. It is truly worth visiting. Stunning rock foundation and very accessible. (1 hour from Chiangmai old town toward south direction)
Mae Wang National Park
The real grand canyon of Thailand. It is truly worth visiting. Stunning rock foundation and very accessible. (1 hour from Chiangmai old town toward south direction)
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huay tueng thao
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108 Kms from BaanArtisan Charms (1hour 45 mins) Through the winding river, standing stunning cliffs and dated back history drawings on the top of mountain. 3kms trekking trail along those ancient cliffs, perfect for beginners. (7 years old+)
Op Luang National Park
108 Kms from BaanArtisan Charms (1hour 45 mins) Through the winding river, standing stunning cliffs and dated back history drawings on the top of mountain. 3kms trekking trail along those ancient cliffs, perfect for beginners. (7 years old+)
1 1/2 hours Easy Hiking Trail (suitable for young children) This is part of the Doi Inthanon National Park (The highest mountain in Thailand)This beautiful trail will take you through 10 levels of Pha Dok Sieo Waterfalls (only 7-10th levels canl be seen), then scenic rice fields (only April-October period), flower fields, and hill tribe village where you can sample the mountain coffee and learn about their culture.
Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail
1 1/2 hours Easy Hiking Trail (suitable for young children) This is part of the Doi Inthanon National Park (The highest mountain in Thailand)This beautiful trail will take you through 10 levels of Pha Dok Sieo Waterfalls (only 7-10th levels canl be seen), then scenic rice fields (only April-October period), flower fields, and hill tribe village where you can sample the mountain coffee and learn about their culture.
Intermediate difficulty (Lots of steep climbing steps) Or called Monk's trail. This is one of the closest hiking trail to Chiangmai town area. Wat Pha Lat is nested in the forest just a few kilometres from famous Prathat Doi Suthep temple. Here is very peaceful and you can enjoy the bird-eyed view of Chiangmai town with less distractions.
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Wat Pha Lat Hike (Monk's trail)
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Intermediate difficulty (Lots of steep climbing steps) Or called Monk's trail. This is one of the closest hiking trail to Chiangmai town area. Wat Pha Lat is nested in the forest just a few kilometres from famous Prathat Doi Suthep temple. Here is very peaceful and you can enjoy the bird-eyed view of Chiangmai town with less distractions.
Entrance fee: 40 Baht/ persons & 30 Baht/ vehicle (the ticket can also be used at the Pong Arng Hot spring nearby) This waterfall is not known to many people. It is perfect stop for picnic and children water play after visiting Chiangdao Cave temple. It is very easy and slow water cascading with several ponds through sticky limestone formation.
Sri Sangwan Waterfall
Entrance fee: 40 Baht/ persons & 30 Baht/ vehicle (the ticket can also be used at the Pong Arng Hot spring nearby) This waterfall is not known to many people. It is perfect stop for picnic and children water play after visiting Chiangdao Cave temple. It is very easy and slow water cascading with several ponds through sticky limestone formation.
Opening hours: 7.00-17.00PM Entry fees for both people and vehicle at the entrance of Chae Son National Park. Then, you can enjoy all the opened air bath facilities and waterfalls nearby. The waterfall next to the soaking bath is slow and shallow so it may be a good option for younger children who may not enjoy the hot tub. There are separate charges for utilising private or group room facility. You can also rent towel, simple wrap for lady in front of the private room facility. Try to reach there early to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of vapor
Chae Son National Park
Opening hours: 7.00-17.00PM Entry fees for both people and vehicle at the entrance of Chae Son National Park. Then, you can enjoy all the opened air bath facilities and waterfalls nearby. The waterfall next to the soaking bath is slow and shallow so it may be a good option for younger children who may not enjoy the hot tub. There are separate charges for utilising private or group room facility. You can also rent towel, simple wrap for lady in front of the private room facility. Try to reach there early to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of vapor