10 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE ROSE OF THE NORTH | CHIANG MAI ATTRACTIONS

10 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE ROSE OF THE NORTH | CHIANG MAI ATTRACTIONS

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city is known for beauty, charm, and hospitality. Chiang Mai is often referred to as Rose of the North having beautiful attractions and people that are waiting every guest visiting the place.

Listed below are 10 Ways to Experience the Rose of the North:

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1. SHOP AT THE WALKING STREET MARKET

One of the most exciting activities in Chiang Mai especially for the first time travelers is shopping. Being a handicraft capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai produces most of the handicrafts sold all over the country. Most of these handicrafts are sold at the Walking Street Market. One will surely be delighted how cheaply the artisans are selling their products. Painters are also waiting for guests who wanted to have their portraits done at a very low cost.

The place is also known as a Sunday Market as it is only open during Sunday nights starting from 4 in the afternoon until midnight.

The Walking Street Market is found right at the heart of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai. Starting at the Tha Phae Gate and run down at an approximately 1km, full length of Ratchadamnoen Road.  Please remember to bring Thai Baht when you go shopping. Most money changers are close at night, so better have your money changed during day time.

2. GO CRAZY SHOPPING AT CHIANG MAI’S NIGHT BAZAAR

Another favorite shopping spot in Chiang Mai is the Night Bazaar.  The place is located on the east side of the old walled city.The Night Bazaar is open every day all year round.Unlike the Walking Street Market, there are many money changers even during night time.

Address: 41 Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

3. PLAY GOLF AT ALPINE GOLF RESORT

The Alpine Golf Resort is situated between the mountain ranges at the center of the San Kampaeng natural forest reserves. The resort boast of its golf course with a spectacular natural view offered by nearby forest and mountains.

Any golf enthusiast will surely enjoy the place and can even bring their family to have a staycation at the 4-star resort

Contact Details:

Address: P.O. Box 16 San Kamphaeng – Banthi Rd., Chiang Mai, Thailand 50130

Telephone: +66 53 880-888 | Fax: +66 53 880-880

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4. FEAST AND ENJOY AT KHANTOKE  TRADITIONAL DINNER AND CULTURAL SHOWS

If you want to be entertained at night, try to feast at The Khantoke Traditional Dinner along with a cultural show. Several establishments/places offer this in Chiang Mai. Just ask your hotel for the one nearest in your hotel.

Khantoke Traditional Dinner offers Thai Cuisine and traditional dance drama show with dancers garbed in colorful costumes.

5. EXPERIENCE THE MAESA ELEPHANT CAMP

Maesa Elephant Camp has a show featuring elephants playing soccer, basketball and painting pictures. The place has souvenir shops selling the paintings of the elephants.

Contact Details:

Address: 119/9 Tapae Rd., Muang District, Chiang Mai Thailand 50100

Telephone Numbers: (+66)5320 6247, (+66)5320 6248 | Fax: (+66)5320 6247, (+66)5320 6248

Email: info@maesaelephantcamp.com

 

6. EXPLORE THE WAT PHRA SING TEMPLE

Wat Phra Sing is a 14th-century Buddhist temple showcasing gold and copper Buddhas, murals & ancient manuscripts. Wat Phra Singh Located just right at the end of walking street market and considered as one of the beautiful spots in Chiang Mai.

Contact Details:

Address: Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Telephone:+66 83 566 0844

doi suthep , WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP

7. CLIMB THE WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP RATCHA WARAWIHAN 

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratcha Warawihan is a 13th-century Buddhist temple found on top of the hill. Views of Chiang Mai can be enjoyed in some parts of the temple complex. For those who cannot afford some steps to the top, the temple has a tram for a fee.

Souvenir shops abound at the foothills of the mountain.

Contact Details:

Address: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Road Srivijaya Suthep Mueang Chiang Mai District Chiang Mai, Thailand

Telephone:+66 53 295 002

Photo Credit: Stefan Fussan [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. VISIT WAT CHIANG MAN 

The Wat Chiang Man is Chiang Mai’s  oldest temple established in the 13 century. This  Buddhist temple has a gold chedi having the oldest  Buddha & elephant statues was established by the city’s founder, Phaya Mengrai, sometime around 1296.

Address: Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Wa Suan Dok .Photo By Hdamm – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4901410

9. WAT SUAN DOK

The Wat Suan Dok is a Buddhist temple located at Suthep Road. The temple is also known as Wat Buppharam or Flower Garden temple.

 Contact Details:

Address: 139 Suthep Rd, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Telephone:+66 53 278 304

 

Wat Ket Karam. Photo by By Boombie38 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1o. WAT KET KARAM

Wat Ket Karam is a Buddhist temple established during the era of  Phra Jao Sam Fang Kaen in 1428. The Ket Kaew Chura Manee pagoda is found around the temple. Also, an  old market of the Chinese community is found nearby. The Wat Ket Karam is located along the Ping River. A museum at the temple complex houses antiques and old photos telling the story of the Chiang Mai city.

Contact Details:

Address: Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand

Telephone:+66 96 253 5166

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