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Chiang Mai : Attractions / Tour Routes

Doi Suthep Route (Highway 1004)

Wat Chet Yot (Wat Photharam)
(4 km. on Super Highway / see Map of Chiang Mai City)
Wat Chet Yot, Chiang Mai
The unique chedi of Wat Chet Yot

The decorative stucco of a celestial
being on the base of the chedi
This temple has a seven-spired square chedi which was inspired by the design of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India.


For taxi : วัดเจ็ดยอด

Chiang Mai National Museum
(beside Wat Chet Yot)

The museum houses a collection of Lanna Thai works of art, ancient Buddha images and war weapons.
Open Daily, 09.00 - 16.00 hrs.
except Mondays, Tuesdays and official holidays.
For taxi : พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติเชียงใหม่

Chiang Mai Arboretum (Huai Kaeo)
(next to Chiang Mai University / see Map of Chiang Mai)

This is the landscaped park containing many kinds of tropical trees and flowers. It also serves as a fitness park for local people.
Open Daily, 08.00 - 19.00 hrs.
For taxi : Chiang Mai Arboretum

Chiang Mai Zoo
next to the Chiang Mai Arboretum, Huai Kaew Road / see Map of Chiang Mai City

Located on a 210-acre woody land at the foot of Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Zoo is home to over 7,000 animals in a wooded natural environment. Due to its plentiful animals and beautiful natural setting, the zoo is one of the popular attractions in Chiang Mai. Since December 2003, it has become a must-visit place for both Thai and foreign visitors as it received Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui, a couple of pandas from Sichuan, China.  Six years later in May 2009, the couple produced a cute baby panda named “Lin Ping” who is now a new star of the zoo. Chiang Mai Zoo also got four koalas from Australia in July 2006 to mark the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne.
Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo
What else to see in Chiang Mai Zoo

• Open Zoo - Meet Spotted deer, Hog deer, Barking deer, Brow Anther deer, Alpaca, Peacocks and 200 other animals in the area of 40 acres. You can walk through the Open Zoo on the sky walker for a close watch of the animals.
• Nakornping Walk Through Aviary - Observe more than 800 birds of various species in a 2.5 acres area.
• Fresh Water Aquarium - Here is a collection of both fresh water fishes and sea animals of more than 250 species in the world’s longest underwater tunnel.
• A camping area near the big reservoir with an adventure station and natural trail – an ideal place for children.
• Snow Dome – The latest attraction in the zoo, apart from being a new home for Panda’s family, this 580 sq m snow dome also features a separate area for visitors to enjoy.

Ticket booth open        08:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Information                  Tel. 0 5322 1179
Entrance fee                Foreigners - Adult: 100 Baht, Child: 50 Baht

For taxi : สวนสัตว์เชียงใหม่


Chiang Mai Night Safari

Location: A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Night Safari is the world’s largest night safari and one of the world’s most modern natural attractions. The park combines the beauty of nature with human imagination to create a unique experience that is sure to please all ages.

Night safari tram ride is the highlight of Chiang Mai Night Safari. The tram ride is available daily from 07.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. with every 15 minutes departure. Night safari tram ride will take 30 minutes in each north and south zone which the passengers have to get off at the south zone and get on again for the north zone.

South Zone: Wildlife include Serows, Gorals, Gaurs, Red Kangaroos, White Rhinos, Striped Hyenas, Cheetahs, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Wild Yaks and Barasinghas.
North Zone: Wildlife include Lions, Manned Wolves, Black Bears, Jackals, Pumas, Hyenas, Crocodiles, Vultures, Malayan Sun Bears and Wolves.

Besides the night safari zones, Chiang Mai Night Safari also features many other attractions, e.g. Digital Zoo, Tiger World displaying 40 tigers from 10 species including the white tigers, Walking Zone, Elephant Riding, etc.

Open Daily from 11.00 – 23.00 hours
For taxi : เชียงใหม่ไนท์ซาฟารี

Find the cheapest ticket!


Doi Suthep & Doi Pui National Park
(Route 1004, 16 km. northwest of Chiang Mai town)

Covering an area of 262 sq.km., this luxuriant park is home to more than 300 bird species and nearly 2,000 species of ferns and flowering plants. Some hiking trails in the park pass Hmong villages while others lead to a few small waterfalls where local people come for picnicking on weekends. Accommodations are available near the park headquarters. Here are interesting spots in the national park.

For taxi : อุทยานแห่งชาติดอยสุเทพ-ดอยปุย

Huai Kaeo Falls
Located near the Chiang Mai Zoo, this cascade is a pleasant place for relaxation and picnics.

For taxi : น้ำตกห้วยแก้ว

Khruba Siwichai Monument
Khruba Siwichai Monument
It is situated at the foot of Doi Suthep Mountain, built to honour a most revered monk who led the local people to construct the road up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in 1935.

For taxi : อนุสาวรีย์ครูบาศรีวิชัย

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Located on Mount Doi Suthep, only 15 km. from town and about 3,000 feet above sea level, this temple is an important landmark of Chiang Mai and regarded as a "must-visiting place" for all visitors to this province.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Naga stairway
Its special feature is the 300-step naga stairway leading to the temple. The temple's golden pagoda contains holy Buddha relics.
The temple is open daily from 06.00 - 19.00 hours.

For taxi : วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ

Bhubing Palace
(Royal Winter Palace)

The palace stands further up the mountain 6 km. from Wat Phra That. Its landscaped gardens are decorated with plenty of colourful, exotic flowers.
Bhubing Palace, Chiang Mai
It is open every day from 08.30 - 16.30 hours, except when the Royal family is in residence, usually from mid December to early February.

For taxi : พระตำหนักภูพิงค์

Doi Pui Tribal Village
(Meo or Hmong Village) 

It is located at Doi Pui about 4 km. from the Bhubing Palace. For those who don't have enough time to visit remote hilltribe villages, here is a good spot to see modern tribal life and buy Meo handicrafts.

For taxi : หมู่บ้านแม้วดอยปุย


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