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ChiangMai Travel Guide

by our Thailand expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethySmaller, more compact and less frantic than Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thailand's second city is picturesquely bordered by the ruins of city walls and a moat. The typical brightly decorated layered roofs of temples appear round every corner, as Chiang Mai was an important centre of Buddhism during its time as capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Besides the wats and museums the town, now spilled out of the city walls, has some interesting markets for the sale of handicrafts plus a range of hotels and restaurants. Not far from the city is Wat Doi Suthep, perched on a hill top which gives fine views of Chiang Mai on a clear day, whilst other nearby excursions include the umbrella village of Bo Sang and the handicrafts village of San Kamphaeng. Tour operators organise treks to see local hill tribe villages, and there are botanical gardens, an elephant sanctuary and a zoo if the attractions of the city begin to pale.
 

360 Tour of Wat Chiang Mai


Thailand Facts

National Flag: Thai Flag
Language(s): Thai
Currency: Thai baht
Dialling Code: +66
Time Zone: GMT + 7
Tourism Website:
http://www.tourismth
ailand.org/

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Chiang Mai Weather Forecast

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 Chiang Mai Weather Forecast
 

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