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7 Activities that Makes Chiang Mai the Perfect Holiday Destination with Family - For Memorable Vacation Experiences

As a popular destination amongst Thailand's most often travelled locations, Chiang Mai is covered with different attractions to suit all types of travellers. Here, you can find a list of its best for the people travelling with family.

1

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep

As a winner amongst the most notable temples in all of Thailand, Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is a must not miss attraction in Chiang Mai. Involving a cloud touching statue surrounded by mountains, the view takes you back to 1386. Having a detailed marble patio and an amazing chedi, the temple is seen after you climb about 300 steps on a mountain. On the way to the top, you will also pass the Monthathal Falls.

2

Chiang Mai Zoo

You can get to the zoo by a cable car ride or through the monorail. A wide species of wildlife call this area at the base of Doi Suthep their home. Ideal for nature lovers, the zoos huge animal shelters imitate the actual environment out in the wild. One of its main attractions is definitely the two giant pandas from China and along with their babies.

3

Wat Chedi Luang

Located at the most popular part of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang is another famous temple and pagoda in Lanna. Back in 1441, the temple was built at a height of 91 metres. The Wat Chedi Luang's pagoda's height reduced to a large much smaller size because of an earthquake during the end of the sixteenth century.

4

Chiang Mai National Museum

Located a short distance away from Wat Jet Yot, the Chiang Mai National Museum features the area's legacy with a vast collection of relics ranging from Buddha statues, Lanna work of art and old weaponry. Travellers put up at Chiang Mai residences the likes of Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suite will have easy access to the museum. Known to be one of the top activities in Chiang Mai, a visit to the city would be incomplete without a stop at this renowned museum.

5

Wiang Kum Kam

Otherwise known as the old Chiang Mai town, Wiang Kum Kam was discovered in the mid-1980s. Initially built by King Mengrai, the area has countless structures and relics going back to the period before the Ping River covered the antiquated capital. Travellers can explore the Atlantis of Chiang Mai completely by taking a few days of their trip and spending it here leisurely.

6

Chiang Mai Aquarium

Home to the greatest aquarium in all of Southeast Asia, the Chiang Mai Aquarium opened its doors to people in 2008. Home to more than 8000 types of marine animals including 250 kinds of new water fish, all of these occupants lives inside an 8000 square litre compartment.

7

Wat Chiang Man

As the most experienced religious organization in Chiang Mai, Wat Chiang Man was built not long after the city was set up in 1296. A must see the memorable site in the town, the attraction is a standout amongst the most photographed sights in all of Chiang Mai. Home to two Buddha statues that goes back about 2000 years, the area also showcases Lanna artworks.