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Chiang Mai

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In a particularly scenic part of northern Thailand lies Chiang Mai. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and winding rivers, this 700-year-old city is widely known as the ‘culture capital’ of the region, and it’s easy to see why.
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Chiang Mai

  1. 1. WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? In a particularly scenic part of northern Thailand lies Chiang Mai. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and winding rivers, this 700-year-old city is widely known as the ‘culture capital’ of the region, and it’s easy to see why. Visitors looking for quiet relaxation can indulge themselves with the many treks, spas and mountain resorts. The adventurous can explore the rich history of the Lanna kings whole ruled ancient Chiang Mai. More than 300 temples are waiting to be discovered, and more than 120 of them stand within the city’s municipal limits.
  2. 2. ATTRACTIONS We’ve selected our top 5 things to see and do in Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai National Museum: If you want to discover northern Thai history, Chiang Mai National Museum is a great place to start as the museum hosts Lanna artefacts, and an impressive selection ofBuddha art. Chiang Mai Tribal Museum: Museum fans should also pay a visit to the Chiang Mai Tribal Museum. Here you’ll learn about the unique cultures and identities of Thailand’s minority hill tribes. Doi Suthep-Pui National Park: Among the spectacular range of attractions at Doi Suthep- Pui National Park is Doi Suthep peak. The peak itself delivers an incredible view of Chiang Mai, and one of the North’s most sacred temples, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, is located near the summit. Offering informal discussions, as well as chanting, the International Buddhism Centre can also be found within the national park. Find out what else made our top 5 list by reading our travel guide…
  3. 3. WEATHER Like most of Thailand, the weather in Chiang Mai is typically hot and humid. Temperatures are often close to or above 30°C and frequent rain and thunder can be expected between June and late October. Controlled by tropical monsoons, the climate can be separated into three main seasons. Beginning in November, the cool season lasts until February. Normally occurring in the northern mountains, the cooler weather encourages visitors during these months. Higher relative temperatures and infrequent rain are typical of the hot season, which stretches from mid-March until late June. For up to date weather in Chiang Mai visit our partner site World Weather Online
  4. 4. CLOTHING Throughout the year, Chiang Mai remains very hot. Loose, light clothing is highly recommended and sunglasses, sun cream, and protective hats are also advised. Thailand is a modest country, so when visiting temples please bring clothing that covers arms, shoulders and legs. If you decide to visit Chiang Mai during the wetter months, it will pay to be prepared with jackets, waterproof clothing and closed-toe shoes.
  5. 5. IDEAL FOR…? Sun seekers will be drawn to Chiang Mai in April, though the high temperatures of up to 40°C may be off-putting to some. With plenty of museums, national parks and a whole host of other activities, Chiang Mai has wide appeal for travellers looking for relaxation and culture alike.
  6. 6. WHAT NOW? Want to read the full travel guide? For access to all the top destinations, all you have to do is visit our website or hit the link below! Chiang Mai

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