Mai Zoo and Night Safari
Chiang Mai Zoo is the first and only zoo in
Northern Thailand where visitors can encounter animals in their natural
The Night Safari is located at Doi Suthep –
Pui National Park. The area covers 324 acres consisting of mixed deciduous and
dry dipterocarp forest.
Tamed elephants have served Thai people for
centuries whether in the battle, in ceremonial parades or transport. Nowadays
it is difficult for elephants to survive in the wild. Hence, elephant camps
were launched to protect, breed and nurture these animals.
Chiang Mai is famous for housing many elephant camps. This includes Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Mae Wang River Elephant Camp, Mae Taman Elephant Camp as well as Chiang Dao Elephant Camp.
Wat Chedi Luang, is an ancient temple that is
famous for housing the most precious object of Thailand, the Emerald Buddha.
Wat Chiang Man is a temple that is located at
Chang Puak Gate. It was built by the very founder of Chiang Mai – King Mengrai
– about seven centuries ago.
Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most sacred
temple in Thailand. It is located 15 kilometres off Chiang Mai.
This 14th century temple is
perched on top of Suthep Mountain (Doi Suthep). The temple offers a
breathtaking panorama of the city. Its soaring stairway is flanked by two exquisite
handrails portraying multi-headed mythical crocodiles.
Wat Umong was built in the 14th century,
at the foothill of Suthep Mountain. It has a unique criss-crossed maze of