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City Attractions in Chiang Mai – an Entrancing Locality

Chiang Mai city offers a myriad of enticing attractions for the visitor. Here you will find a host of places to visit that will capture the imagination of visitors irrespective of their preferences.

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Old City

Old City

Chiang Mai's old city is a fascinating place that is sure to strike the interest of the history and culture lover. Here you will find a host of fascinating attractions including many intriguing temples, galleries and museums. You will also find numerous bars and restaurants where you can replenish your energies. Visitors should make it a point to visit the Chiang Mai National Museum which features many engrossing exhibits. Another remarkable attraction is Wat Chedi Luang which is a historically significant temple. Another striking temple is Wat Bupparam which is renowned for its religious artworks. Culture lovers will be captivated by the Lanna Folklife Museum which contains many fascinating displays.

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Saturday and Sunday Walking Streets

Saturday and Sunday Walking Streets

The splendid Sunday Walking Street is a wonderful marketplace that will definitely make an impression on the curious visitor. Equally renowned for its shopping attractions and delicious snack foods, this market is a great place to stroll around in on Sundays. In this vibrant marketplace you will find stalls selling merchandise such as dolls, handmade lamps, jewellery, soap, apparel, locally made handicrafts, ornaments and many other kinds of trinkets. Visitors will also be able to choose from a wide selection of snack foods. On the other hand the Saturday Walking Street is a rather more sedate marketplace where you will find goods such as hand-woven clothes, purses, wallets, pillow covers and other items.

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Night Bazaar

Night Bazaar

Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar is a remarkable marketplace where you will find many attractive bargains if you are ready to try out your haggling skills. As many tourists frequent this market you should be on your guard to avoid being taken advantage of. However visitors are sure to encounter many kinds of attractive merchandise here such as different kinds of clothes, scarves, houseware and carvings. After you finish your shopping you will have the opportunity to watch an exciting Muay Thai bout at the nearby stadium. As you experience the city attractions of Chiang Mai an attractive choice of accommodation would be the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort which is situated near the Night Bazaar. This appealing Chiang Mai resort offers luxurious rooms and many convenient amenities too.

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Chiang Mai Night Safari

Chiang Mai Night Safari

This remarkable wildlife attraction is sure to capture the imagination of the animal lover. A lavish undertaking by the government of Thailand, the objective of this appealing park is to offer visitors an experience that is like venturing into the dark wilderness in the night time. You will have the opportunity to explore three distinct zones – namely Predator Prowl, Savannah Safari and Jaguar Trail – either on foot or aboard the special tram. Additionally visitors will be able to enjoy many fun activities such as feeding various animals, stroking tiger cubs and experiencing the dancing fountain and laser show.

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Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong is in fact a popular Thai celebration that is enthusiastically observed by the people of Chiang Mai just as it is by other Thais. 'Krathong' in fact refers to the little rafts, formed from pieces of a banana tree or alternative materials, which are elaborately decorated with banana leaves, candles, flowers and sticks of incense. These krathongs are released in waterways including canals, rivers and other water bodies. At the time of this festival the waterways of the country are at high tide and at their highest levels. The objective of the festival is to request the deities to halt the rains and also symbolizes the letting go of problems, grudges and anger.