What to see in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Attractions
Chiang Mai is a magical wonderland for visitors to explore. With
so many breathtaking natural and cultural attractions, travellers
will be hard-pressed to know where to begin. The best time of year
for sightseeing in Chiang Mai is between November and May, when the
cooler weather allows for perfect days spent outdoors.
A must while on holiday in Chiang Mai is the Maesa Elephant Camp, where visitors can enjoy an elephant ride and even watch them play football or paint a picture. The Mae Sa Waterfall in the Doi Suithep-Pui National Park is a great place for a picnic and a swim, while the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center will teach visitors about the region, its culture, religion and its history. And if travellers enjoy cultural activities, they should check out the Lisu Hill-Tribe display at the Hill-Tribe Research Institute Museum to learn about the lives of the hill-tribe people.
There are plenty of temples in Chiang Mai to visit too, such as Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which overlooks Chiang Mai from the slopes of Mount Suthep; and Wat Phra Singh, the city's best-known temple which houses the Phra Singh statue, dating back to the 14th century.
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