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As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Chiang Mai has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors
with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Chiang Mai holiday. The following are some of
the most popular attractions on Chiang Mai:

Chiang Mai Zoo
The zoo is located next to Huai Kaeo Arboretum. It is a well-managed large zoo, which occupies the lower forested
slopes of Doi Suthep Mountain. The zoo contains more than 200 types of Asian and African mammals and birds. The
most popular star here is a couple of panda, the friendship Chinese ambassador. The zoo provide mono-rail service
within the area of 2 kms. Additional, the twilight zoo is open 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. The newly aquarium on its area 10
rais, which housed the longest underwater automatic tunnel of Asia with 133 meters, and will accommodate both sea
and river fish and animal from various areas; such as the upper mountain ranges of Northern Region, Khong River
Basin, Amazon River Basin, the plain land of mangrove and from the underwater world. It is open everyday from 8.00
a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Admission fee for adult is 100 baht, and children fee is 20 baht. Restaurants and a camping site are
available. For more details or advance booking contact Tel: 0 5322 1179, 0 5322 2283.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most important and visible landmark, and overlooks the city from its forested
mountain backdrop. This temple is 15 kilometres from town , 3,520 feet above sea level, and dates from 1383. The
temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep Naga staircase comprising 290 steps. The less energetic may
ascend by railcars. The temple's pagoda contains holy Buddha relics, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the
world throughout the year. The temple compound offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding
countryside.

Chiang Mai Night Safari
Chiang Mai Night Safari is located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Tambon Mae Hia and Tambon Suthep, Amphoe
Mueang Chiang Mai and Tambon Nong Khwai, Amphoe Hang Dong, covering an overall area of approximately 819 rai.
This is an abundant night safari. Visitors can see various kinds of animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions,
Asiatic black bears, tigers, hyenas, crocodiles, etc. by open-air tram. There is also a trekking route to see the wild
animals surrounded by a beautiful atmosphere on the lake's bank that is full of various trees.

To get there: It is 10 kilometres from Chiang Mai. Go along Huai Kaeo Road, turn left into Highway No. 121 toward
Amphoe Hang Dong for around 10 kilometres, then turn right and continue for 2 kilometres.

Operation hours: day time from Mon.-Fri. between 1.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. between 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.,
night time daily between 6.00 p.m.-11.30 p.m. Tickets for adults are 500 baht and 300 baht for children. For more
tourist information & accommodation, please contact Tel: 0 5399 9050, 0 5399 9000.

Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park is Thailand's highest mountain, 2,599 metres above sea level. Doi Inthanon is a part of the
Himalayas, which ranges across Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and ends at Northern Thailand. Complex mountain ranges
and a mild climate characterise an area with a moist and dense summit forest. Doi Inthanon is very intersting for
ornithologists. Summit forest is the source of important tributaries of the Mae Ping River. Meo and Karen hilltribes
inhabit the park.

Visiting Doi Inthanon is possible throughout the year. The best period for viewing waterfalls is May through November.
The best period for viewing wild flowers is December through February. The best period for ornithologists is November
through March.

Getting there: Travel 58 kilometres west of Chiang Mai via Highway No. 108 to Chom Thong, then turn right into
Highway No. 1009 and continue a further distance of 48 kilometres along Highway No. 1009 to the summit. A good
asphalt road takes visitors up but is rather steep, thus the vehicle must be in a good condition. Visitors could pay for
the entrance fee at Km. 8.

Doi Inthanon can be reached by a local truck (Song Thaeo) from Phra That Chom Thong or Mae Klang Waterfall. The
Song Thaeo runs to Doi Inthanon National Park Office (Km. 31) and neighbouring villages. A chartered Song Thaeo
costing around 800 baht can make stops at other attractions around the area.

Accommodation, restaurants, and camping sites are available at the park headquarters at Km. 31. Tel: 0 5335 5728, 0
5326 8550 Bangkok Tel: 0 2562 0760.

Huai Nam Dang National Park
Huai Nam Dang National Park covers an area of 180 square kilometres of Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai and
Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son. Most of the areas are ranged highlands. The mountain has a verdant forest, which is the
source of tributaries and various streams. Attractions include:

Huai Nam Dang Viewpoint or Doi Kiu Lom overlooks Doi Chiang Dao and is a superb spot to see sunrise amid cloudy
valleys in the early morning. To get there, drive along Mae Malai-Pai Road to between Km. 65-66, and then take a
6-kilometre access road to the park office. Doi Chang Viewpoint is located 20 kilometres beyond the Huai Nam Dang
Viewpoint. Only a four-wheel vehicle can make the trip. The scenic views of natural mountain ranges and early morning
sea of cloud can be seen from here.

Camping is possible, visitors must bring their own tents and food. For more information, Tel: 0 5324 8491, 0 5322
9636, 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th. Nearby attractions in Mae Hong Son province such as Pong Nam Ron Tha Pai
(hot spring) and Namtok Mae Yen (waterfall) are worth visiting.

Huai Nam Dang National Park covers an area of 180 square kilometres of Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai and
Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son. Most of the areas are ranged highlands. The mountain has a verdant forest, which is the
source of tributaries and various streams. Attractions include:

Huai Nam Dang Viewpoint or Doi Kiu Lom overlooks Doi Chiang Dao and is a superb spot to see sunrise amid cloudy
valleys in the early morning. To get there, drive along Mae Malai-Pai Road to between Km. 65-66, and then take a
6-kilometre access road to the park office. Doi Chang Viewpoint is located 20 kilometres beyond the Huai Nam Dang
Viewpoint. Only a four-wheel vehicle can make the trip. The scenic views of natural mountain ranges and early morning
sea of cloud can be seen from here.

Camping is possible, visitors must bring their own tents and food. For more information, Tel: 0 5324 8491, 0 5322
9636, 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th. Nearby attractions in Mae Hong Son province such as Pong Nam Ron Tha Pai
(hot spring) and Namtok Mae Yen (waterfall) are worth visiting.

Wat Phra That Doi Kham
Temple of the Golden Mountain, this temple is situated in Tambon Mae Hia, Amphoe Mueang. It is a beautiful temple
situated on a lush mountainside near Chiang Mai Town. 'Wat Phra That' refers to the fact that this temple houses
relics of the Buddha, and 'Doi Kham' means 'Golden Mountain'.

Ratchaphruek Garden
Ratchaphruek Garden is situated 10km southwest of Chiang Mai, in Mae Hia sub-district. Nestled in a lush mountain
landscape, this 400 rai (240,000m2) of land is indeed a picturesque setting -- not only the garden itself with its many
plant and flower species -- but also its unique and delicate artwork and architecture which enriches the minds of its
visitors with its seductive natural beauty.

The area was the site for the Royal Flora Expo 2006, the world most beautiful international horticultural exposition.
This exhibition commemorated the auspicious occasion of the 60th anniversary of the crowning of His Majesty King
Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) gave the expo A1 status, its
highest honor. Ratchaphruek Garden is truly the fruit of this special event. The garden has been carefully maintained
and developed, and is a splendid resource for agrotourism, as well as being a learning and research centre for the
public and a meeting-place for farmers to share knowledge.
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