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Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai by Kenner116 @flickr
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai by Kenner116 @flickr
New side wihaan - Wat Phra Singh
New side wihaan - Wat Phra Singh by Avlxyz @flickr
Chiang Mai
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Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai by Ozmark17 @flickr
Monument outside of Chiang Mai
Monument outside of Chiang Mai by Chadica @flickr
the queen pagoda, chiang mai
the queen pagoda, chiang mai by Preetamrai @flickr
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai by Electrostatico @flickr
Chiang Mai - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6

Top sigths of Thailand

From an archaeological point of view, Ban Chiang is the most interesting part of Thailand. In 1966, scientists found here the remains of an ancient settlement that belongs to the Bronze period. Ceramics and items made of bronze have become the most precious findings here. It's possible to see these priceless items in the local museum that is also known as one of the most frequently visited cultural centres in the country. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Chiang Mai

Cuisine and top restaurants

Foodies will love the French restaurant Le Coq d'Or. In addition to specialty treats, visitors would be offered a rich selection of fine wines and upscale cognac; drinks are delivered from different regions of France. Despite the fact that the Le Coq d'Or restaurant belongs to elite places, there is always a very pleasant and homelike atmosphere in it. One of the main distinguishing features of the Farang Ses … Open

Traditions and mentality of Chiang Mai

During the festival, local people conduct a lot of interesting rituals; one of the most interesting is related to the launching of small boats resembling lotus flowers. Today, miniature boats are made of dough, whereas many years ago, local residents have made ​​them out of banana leaves. Some coins, sweets and fruits, as well as a small lighted candle are put in the boat; then people gently pull it into the … Open

Travel guide to Chiang Mai

The Chedi Luang Temple has a very interesting history. It was founded in 1454. Initially, the stupa was 86 m high. Unfortunately, the temple hasn’t been preserved in its original form. In the middle of the 16th century, the temple was damaged by the earthquake, which reduced the height of the stupa to one third. It was restored completely only in 1992. Today, the temple is the highest construction in the … Open

Advices for travellers

4. It's worth noting that isn’t possible to pay with a credit card in all local stores and restaurants. Going to the market, it’s better to take more notes and coins of small denomination, so it would be easier to pay off. 5. Foreign visitors should be aware that all images of Buddha are considered sacred. For the desecration of a religious symbol severe punishment of imprisonment is provided; you can … Open

Attractions and active leisure

In 2006, an ultra-modern entertainment center has opened in Chiang Mai; it offers tourists to enjoy the spectacular laser show. The entertainment center will also be a great place for families with children, as the event held here is very informative and impressive. Mae Sa Valley is a large-scale open air center. On its territory there is the delightful botanical garden, plenty of sports facilities, specially … Open

Cultural excursion through Chiang Mai - things to see

Among natural attractions Chiang Dao caves are interesting; many beautiful legends are associated with them. According to one, a hermit has lived in a cave for many years; he has created incredible miracles. Near caves there is another temple, Wat Chiang Dao. In order to get to its pagoda, it is necessary to overcome 500 steps. Most of the major attractions are located in the Old Town; you can walk there for hours … Open

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