Half Day Elephant Experience at Elephant Family Sanctuary. This is a rare opportunity to live and work closely with elephants. You will be able to build a relationship and get a better insight in to their long term upkeep. You will stay with the … [Read more...]
Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is along the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Chiang Mai means "new city" and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai (founded 1262) in the capital of the Lanna kingdom.
In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors each year, of which between 1.4 million and 2 million are foreign tourists (depending on the year).
Chiang Mai gained prominence in the political sphere in May 2006, when the Chiang Mai Initiative was concluded here between the ASEAN nations and the countries (China, Japan, and South Korea). Chiang Mai was one of three Thai cities contending for Thailand's bid to host the World Expo 2020 (the others were Chon Buri and Ayutthaya). However, Ayutthaya was the city chosen by the Thai Parliament to register for the international competition.
It has also recently positioned itself to become a Creative City, and is considering applying for Creative City Status with UNESCO. Chiang Mai is one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on TripAdvisor's list of "25 Best Destinations in the World", where it stands in place 24.
Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes.
While officially the city (thesaban nakhon) of Chiang Mai only covers most parts of the Mueang Chiang Mai district with a population of 160,000, the urban sprawl of the city now extends into several neighboring districts. This Chiang Mai Metropolitan Area has a population of nearly one million people, more than half the total of Chiang Mai Province.
The city is subdivided into four wards (khwaeng): Nakhon Ping, Srivijaya, Mengrai, and Kawila. The first three are on the west bank of the Ping River, and Kawila is located on the east bank. Nakhon Ping district comprises the north side of the city. Srivijaya, Mengrai, and Kawila consist of the west, south, and east respectively. The city center—within the city walls—is mostly within Srivijaya ward.
Wat Umong set in forest is completely different from other typical temples , this one is built inside a tunnel .It doesn’t … [Read more...]
This program is suitable for tourists who really love elephants, we've already created the new program for you. You'll be able to enjoy with elephants and try out making natural necessary things for them such as natural medicine and brush by … [Read more...]
Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is located in Hangdong district, 17 km Southwest of downtown Chiang Mai. It is about 30 mins drive. It is not so far from Chaing Mai city. Spend the day at this glorious and amazing place, the food in the restaurant is good … [Read more...]
Khum Khantoke, The Lanna cultural attractions , is known as the reception room of Chiangmai province. It reserves the traditional Thai lifestyle in combination with traditional Lanna atmosphere such as clothing, language , dining and performances … [Read more...]
Mae Sa Elephant Camp Chiang Mai is a privately owned elephant camp less than one hour from Chiang Mai. It is located in an idyllic forested setting with with a waterfall welcoming you as you enter. The camp currently has 73 elephants and … [Read more...]
Wualai Walking Street (Saturday Market) The Wualai has been so far known for good quality of silver and lacquer wares. On Saturday evenings, the open-air market will be set up for the famous handicraft area. Do not miss a chance to shop for authentic … [Read more...]
Tiger Kingdom is other popular tourist attraction in Mae Rim District, it is located in the Mae Sa Valley about 10 Km away fro Chiang Mai City, from there the tourist can proceed their trip to other destinations like Snake farm, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, … [Read more...]
The garden was established in 1993 by Botanical Garden Organization (BGO) under the Ministry of the Natural Resources an Environment. The garden is situated at the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Province, covering an area of about … [Read more...]
Simply put it, ‘The most spectacular waterfall in Thailand’ Located at the foothill of the highest mountain in Thailand ‘Doi Intanon’, Mae Ya waterfall maintains its natural beauty well amid the deteriorating forest and climate fluctuation. To visit … [Read more...]
The name was changed from Fha Hom Pok National Park because of the name of a high hill at Dan Lao Moutain Range. The highest hill in the park is about 2285 meters above sea level. On the top of the hill, there is granite and a shallow layer of soil. … [Read more...]
Doi Mon Jong has a beautiful landscape filled with mountain ranges. The route to this mountain is beautiful with the shade of sunlight along the deep forest of Omkoi. The loveliness of the scenery is an attraction that makes visitors fall in love … [Read more...]