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Top 10 Attractions in Chiang Mai - Iconic Destinations that will Amaze You

The glorious city of Chiang Mai is truly one of the best places to visit in Thailand. The myriad of attractions here showcases the astounding grandeur of the country's culture and heritage. Here are the top 10 destinations that you should not miss when travelling in the city.

1

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Chiang Mai are beautiful temples. Among these venerated sites, the iconic Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is quite prominent. It's perched on a mountaintop and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. If you are a daring adventurer you can opt to climb the steep mountain that leads to the temple. The seated Buddha statue of the temple is a highly venerated one among devotees.

2

Doi Pui

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the land, the Doi Pui village should definitely be included in your travel itinerary. There are areas in the village that vividly portray what life was like for the locals, many many years ago. Quaint little huts that resemble traditional hill tribe homes, charming restaurants and many souvenir shops are a few of the attractions that you can explore here.

3

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand. The surrounding area possesses breathtaking appeals. The destination is quite easy to reach from the city too. You should traverse through the maze of attractions here on a motorbike as the park is too large to explore on foot.

4

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang, which was built back in 1401 was damaged during an earthquake that devastated the region in 1545. But you will still see traces of its glory days etched in the intricate carvings that adorn its walls and stairways. There is also a small temple called Lak Muang adjacent to Wat Chedi Luang.

5

Wat Prasingh

Tourists taking in the sights and sounds of Old City should visit the iconic Wat Prasingh to enjoy a moment of peace and stillness. The temple is located at the end of Rachadamnoen Road. A short 10-minute drive will bring you to the glorious territories of the temple from hotels like Anantara Chiang Mai. Resort. Wat Prasingh was built back in the year 1345 and still stands tall and proud. The famous Phra Singh Buddha which is believed to have been brought to Thailand from Ceylon is one of the main features of the temple.

6

Chiang Mai Gate Market

This is the place that you should visit when hunger pangs strike you at night! The market sees a gathering of a large number of street food vendors selling a staggering variety of street eats. It's the perfect way to immerse in the culture of the land while you are revelling in the cosy comfort of luxury hotels in Chiang Mai.

7

Sunday Walking Street

The sensational Sunday Walking Street which takes place in Rachadamnoen Road provides truly delightful shopping and dining thrills to tourists. A variety of handcrafted items are sold here as well as many delicious types of street food.

8

Night Bazaar

You probably already know that Thailand is a veritable paradise of shopaholics! So it comes as no surprise that in the city of Chiang Mai which attracts large crowds there are plenty of famous shopping areas. The Night Bazaar which is on Chang Klan Road is a perfect place to put your haggling skills to test! There is an interesting range of clothes, shoes, bags and knickknacks that you can buy here.

9

Elephant Nature Park

When you want to escape the meaningless clamour of the city, you can head over to the beautiful Elephant Nature Park. It's true that many elephant parks in the country receive backlash from animal rights activists. But the Elephant Nature Park is known for the quality of the care provided for these gentle animals.

10

Bua Thong Sticky Waterfalls

As the name implies, these majestic waterfalls cascade down sticky rocks, which makes it easy for you to climb up and down the falls! It sure is a sensational activity that will give you unique thrills.