Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and first time visitors soon begin planning a return trip as they fall in love with its unique charm and climate during the cool season.
Chiang Mai, Thailand (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Known as “The Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and first time visitors soon begin planning a return trip as they fall in love with its unique charm and climate during the cool season.
More than 15,000 expats call Chiang Mai home and for more reasons than just the climate. Consistently ranked among the top 10 places to visit, the city is filled with sightseeing opportunities, bargain shopping, Buddhist temples, museums, parks, elephant camps, hot springs, zip-lining through the forests and many other activities.
Food and drinks at the hundreds of restaurants and bars are a bargain when compared to Bangkok or Phuket.
Day trips are a must for visitors who can explore the many attractions in the surrounding area.
Here are a few best priced real deals for hotels in Chiang Mai for Nov. 15-19
Rawee Waree Resort & Spa - 5 star from US$ 149 per night
De Naga Hotel Chiang Mai - 4 star from US$ 139 per night
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel - 4 star from US$ 92 per night
Baan Nam Ping Resort - 3 star from US$ 47 per night
Monn Phu Phrai Resort - 3 star from US$ 47 per night
Doi Suthep Temple is located 15km (9miles) west of the city was built over 700 years ago at 1156m (3,520ft) above sea level on Suthep Mountain. The temple and grounds overlook the city and is considered one of Thailand’s most important landmarks. It dates to the year 1383 and has holy Buddha relics in its golden pagoda. Pilgrims and tourists from all over the world visit throughout the year. To reach it one can chose the long way and climb a 300 steep staircase or travel by a tram.
Cotton and silk weaving villages can be found in the Sam Kamphaeng area on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. These villages are famous and well known for producing Thai silk as well as cotton, both still woven by local folk on traditional looms.
Hang Dong is a small town in Chiang Mai Province, some 15km (9miles) southwest of Chiang Mai city. It has hundreds of shops selling thousands of Thai handicrafts, furniture, antiques and most everything a tourist may desire. It is a fun way to spend the day and bargaining is a must.
One of Thailand’s most famous attractions is Doi Inthanon, the country’s highest mountain (2,565m, 8,418ft) and about an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai. The scenery is beautiful and the areas above 1,800m (5,880ft) are covered with wild orchids. During the months of December and January visitors to Doi Inthanon may encounter snow or freezing rain on the summit.
Chiang Mai’s most spectacular event is Loy Krathong when thousands of lit lanterns are released into the evening skies creating a scene to behold. This year Loy Krathong begins in mid-November.
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