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About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and is the economic center of Northern Thailand. It is very different from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is known as the “Northern Rose” for its fresh and quiet atmosphere. The home of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is awash with a charming, classical atmosphere. There are many quaint, beautiful temples inside and outside the ancient city. The unique Northern Thai-style pagodas are majestic and stylish in design, home to modest and friendly monks who are happy to speak with visitors. There are many shops full of unique surprises along the criss-crossed streets, along with all kinds of restaurants, coffee shops and massage parlors. The lively night markets are a fascinating attraction that are a favorite among visitors.

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Chiang Mai Ancient City
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Ancient Settlement
The Ancient City of Chiang Mai was built in 1296 and is square-shaped. Its city wall is about 1.5 kilometers long each. Part of the original walls and a moat are preserved. The Ancient City of Chiang Mai is an important part of Thai cultural heritage and also a fascinating place. There are many ruins in the Ancient City of Chiang Mai. Traditional Thai temples and pagodas are its features, and most can be visited for free. The Ancient City is also full of life. It is home to different hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, and cafes. There are also lively markets on the weekends, so you get a glimpse into the daily lives of people in Chiang Mai.
Wat Phra That
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Temple
Located on Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That is a famous Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai that was built in 1383. According to the legend, King Nu Naone of Lan Na placed a bone from the Buddha on a white elephant and released it into the jungle. The elephant is said to have climbed Doi Suthep, trumpeted 3 times, and then died, so the king ordered that a temple be built at the site. The 309 steps in front of the temple are guarded by two dragon sculptures, giving the temple its name. You can ascend the steps to the main hall, in whose center a golden stupa honoring the Shakyamuni Buddha is placed. After the tour, you can go to the observation deck behind the main hall to overlook the entire city of Chiang Mai.
The Chiang Mai Night Safari
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Zoo
The Chiang Mai Night Safari is located at the foot of Doi Suthep, about 12 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai. For carnivorous animals are active at night, the zoo opens night tours. Visitors can take a sightseeing bus to get a closer look at animals such as lions, tigers, bears, and wolves. Seeing these animals up close is a rare and exciting experience. Of course, the zoo is also open during the day. Activities include hiking in the Jaguar Trail Zone and going on the Day Safari. However, the highlights are still in the evening, when you can observe the night activities of carnivores. At night, you can also see performances such as the Tiger Show and cabarets.
Chiang Mai University
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1,997 Reviews
School
Chiang Mai University is the premier institution of higher learning in northern Thailand. The university was founded in 1964. The campus is home to lush greenery. A tranquil pool is nestled in the woods, and the natural environment is great. The main campus is located on the eastern side of Doi Suthep One the way to Doi Suthep, many tourists stop by the university. If you are pressed for time during your sightseeing, you need to take a sightseeing bus tour. The sightseeing bus will take you around the central part of campus, to Dharma Hall, and then to a brief stop at Ang Kaew Reservoir for photos. The students walking around campus radiate youth.

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Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
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For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
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