Attractions in Chiang Mai – A Visit to a City of Historic Significance and Natural Splendour

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The City of Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and the capital of Chiang Mai province. This historic city is located amongst the highest mountains of Thailand. Being a city of rich and vibrant history is home a number of attractions. Read through to know more about four of these places you can visit in Chiang Mai.

The Old city temples of Chiang Mai

The city comprises of an area that was part of the old Chiang Mai kingdom. This part of the city is a living museum as it is home to the many beautiful temples, shop houses and historical buildings. You can easily reach this region from most of the hotels in Chiang Mai and the area is surrounded by many accommodation choices like the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort for example.

anonymous, Wat Chiang ManCC BY-SA 3.0

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai is a wonderful place to visit with your family. At the sanctuary, you can witness these gentle giants up close and personal and you can even interact with the elephants by bathing them in the river, which is an interesting thing to do when you are here.

Doi Inthanon Park

Doi Inthanon National Park is a true spectacle of natural beauty, which is decorated by a lush tropical forest with magnificent rivers and captivating waterfalls. The park is home to a number of plant and animal species and visiting here will definitely be an experience worth your while during your stay in Chiang Mai.

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Lanna Folklife Museum

This is a popular museum located in Chiang Mai, which is full of exquisite exhibits that reflect the vibrant history of the Lanna people of northern Thailand. The museum also offers a lot of information about the history of the city in languages such as English, Thai and Chinese.

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Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, Exhibit at Lanna Folklife Museum – Chiang Mai – Thailand (35098001366)CC BY-SA 2.0

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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