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About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and is the economic center of Northern Thailand. It is very different from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is known as the “Northern Rose” for its fresh and quiet atmosphere. The home of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is awash with a charming, classical atmosphere. There are many quaint, beautiful temples inside and outside the ancient city. The unique Northern Thai-style pagodas are majestic and stylish in design, home to modest and friendly monks who are happy to speak with visitors. There are many shops full of unique surprises along the criss-crossed streets, along with all kinds of restaurants, coffee shops and massage parlors. The lively night markets are a fascinating attraction that are a favorite among visitors.

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Wat Phra That
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Located on Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That is a famous Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai that was built in 1383. According to the legend, King Nu Naone of Lan Na placed a bone from the Buddha on a white elephant and released it into the jungle. The elephant is said to have climbed Doi Suthep, trumpeted 3 times, and then died, so the king ordered that a temple be built at the site. The 309 steps in front of the temple are guarded by two dragon sculptures, giving the temple its name. You can ascend the steps to the main hall, in whose center a golden stupa honoring the Shakyamuni Buddha is placed. After the tour, you can go to the observation deck behind the main hall to overlook the entire city of Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai Ancient City
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Ancient Settlement
The Ancient City of Chiang Mai was built in 1296 and is square-shaped. Its city wall is about 1.5 kilometers long each. Part of the original walls and a moat are preserved. The Ancient City of Chiang Mai is an important part of Thai cultural heritage and also a fascinating place. There are many ruins in the Ancient City of Chiang Mai. Traditional Thai temples and pagodas are its features, and most can be visited for free. The Ancient City is also full of life. It is home to different hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, and cafes. There are also lively markets on the weekends, so you get a glimpse into the daily lives of people in Chiang Mai.
The Chiang Mai Night Safari
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The Chiang Mai Night Safari is located at the foot of Doi Suthep, about 12 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai. For carnivorous animals are active at night, the zoo opens night tours. Visitors can take a sightseeing bus to get a closer look at animals such as lions, tigers, bears, and wolves. Seeing these animals up close is a rare and exciting experience. Of course, the zoo is also open during the day. Activities include hiking in the Jaguar Trail Zone and going on the Day Safari. However, the highlights are still in the evening, when you can observe the night activities of carnivores. At night, you can also see performances such as the Tiger Show and cabarets.
Tha Phae Gate
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Historical Site
Part of the eastern wall, Tha Phae Gate is a highly intact city gate. Originally, the ancient city of Chiang Mai was surrounded by a wall about 2 meters high enclosed in red brick walls. Later, most of the buildings disappeared over the years. The surviving Tha Phae Gate became a very well-known attraction in Chiang Mai and a landmark. The red wall and blue sky are beautiful in the morning or at dusk when few people are around. Photographers from all over the world have come here to capture the beautiful scene of the city gate from different angles. On Sunday, the market stalls start here. When the market is closed, tourists and locals feed the pigeons in the square in front of the Tha Phae Gate. The environment is very comforting.

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Camping near Singapore: 5 best spots for avid backpackers
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Chiang Mai
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Many countries in Southeast Asia are known for their beautiful beaches, amazing shopping hideouts and unforgettably good food. This makes for an ultimate weekend getaway idea for Singaporeans. However, for those who are keen to get off the beaten track for your next trip, you can plan a camping escapade with a fellow thrill-seeker and head out for an adventure near Singapore!   13 Apr 2020
Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
Chiang Mai
For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
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[What to see at Shuanglong Temple] This is what every outsider wants to ask. There are three special features here, but not limited to these three: the Crystal Lotus, the Sakyamuni Buddha, and the Sakyamuni. Relics, in addition to the miniature statues of the three kings we saw in the center of the old city, can also be seen at the entrance of Ssangyong Temple. [Where to buy in Ssangyong Temple] If you are interested in the daily necessities and clothes used by the monks here, you can also save money to buy a set of returned to the country to be remembered (the costumes are more characteristic, the daily necessities are not Recommended, nothing more than simple shampoo soap toiletries, etc.). The streets leading to Ssangyong Temple, like the general attractions, the commissary, postcards, and souvenirs representing the Suthep Mountain, are popular. [tips] Suthep Temple is not allowed to be short-loaded, and you can choose a long scarf package at the market. If you are afraid of the sun, you can buy a sun hat, but you must take off the temple. [Shuanglong Stairs] There is a stone ladder with Naga guards on both sides of the 300 steps. The reason why the Sujia Temple is called Shuanglong Temple is that the ladder of this Naga guard has two dragons. The bridge that represents the rainbow is intended to be a road to heaven, and there are two guards at night. [Praying Method] In addition to the lotus flower that can be used in the temple (the merits can be donated to the merits box), you can also put the coin on the stone of prayer and pray for good luck. The devout men and women circled the Buddha statue around the atrium for three rounds, holding the lotus, and then worshipping the gold, baptized ~ In addition, the burning prayer is also respected. #Where to go to New Years Day
Posted: 22 Dec 2018