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Ranked #1 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: Fresh Start is fitness bootcamp based at the Spa health resort Chiang Mai.We provide fitness bootcamp holidays and one day... more » Owner description: Fresh Start is fitness bootcamp based at the Spa health resort Chiang Mai.We provide fitness bootcamp holidays and one day activity days. Our team is here for YOU and we will motivate and encourage you every step of the way. We have a fantastic varied program and you will also experience Thai culture as we go out and about. The Spa is set in a quaint rural Thai village and is surrounded by rolling hills and rice paddy fields. Chiang Mai has the mildest year round temperatures and breath taking unspoiled landscapes. There are two fresh water swimming pools,far saunas, herbal steam room, tea house, spa and massage facilities, exercise track, tennis court and a 18 meter exercise sala which is surrounded by the spa's organic farm. An idyllic and breath taking location. The perfect place to re-charge your batteries, kick start your fitness and feel closer to nature. « less
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Thai Elephant Home (Mae Taeng)
Ranked #2 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
Owner description: Since 2002, CMRCA has provided award-winning rock climbing and caving courses in stunningly beautiful northern Thailand. With... more » Owner description: Since 2002, CMRCA has provided award-winning rock climbing and caving courses in stunningly beautiful northern Thailand. With a strong focus on quality instruction, CMRCA is much more than a tour operator. CMRCA is owned and run by passionate climbers and cavers who want nothing more than to create other passionate adventurers! Safety always comes first. We use only the best, internationally-certified equipment, and our guides are held to the highest standards in Thailand.Be sure to book in advance as courses fill up quickly. « less
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Ranked #4 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: The Elephant Retirement Park is located an hours drive outside of Chiang Mai city in Northern Thailand. The main focus of the... more » Owner description: The Elephant Retirement Park is located an hours drive outside of Chiang Mai city in Northern Thailand. The main focus of the park is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elephants to live. Established at the beginning of 2014, visitors can enjoy a unique experience in caring for good natured and happy elephants where quality of life is of the upmost importance. The elephants suffer NO abuse and are not manipulated into entertaining guests. We believe it is a far greater experience seeing a baby elephant splashing around in a mud spa with it's mother because it's truly contented, than forcing elephants into unnatural activities for the amusement of on lookers. The Elephant Retirement Park is not choreographed but a natural and rewarding experience where you can get to know the elephants by feeding, cleaning and bathing them. Visitors will also be able to learn about the herbal care and communication with elephants from the local Mahout people who stay with the elephants at the Park. The founder of the park "Noi" will also make sure that you are looked after, providing all transport, chilled bottled water, great Thai food and the elephant experience of a life time. « less
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Wat Chedi Luang (Chiang Mai)
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$30* and up
Ranked #5 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Ranked #6 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park is an eco-friendly, outdoor museum park that explains the unique steps involved in making our world... more » Owner description: Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park is an eco-friendly, outdoor museum park that explains the unique steps involved in making our world famous paper products from elephant poop fibers! See artisans crafting! Learn a bit about the history of paper! Take incredible pictures! Visit our Adobe Cafe and grab a pile of souvenirs at the POO-tique Gift Shop - full of incredible products made from elephant poop! « less
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Yoga Mind Yoga Body (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #7 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: We specialize in private yoga instruction at our beautiful rooftop studio, located just outside the old city on the way to... more » Owner description: We specialize in private yoga instruction at our beautiful rooftop studio, located just outside the old city on the way to the popular Nimman neighborhood. Founder and yoga teacher Gernot Huber has studied yoga since 1996, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, and Anusara yoga, and has developed his own style incorporating best practices from multiple traditions while combining precision with playfulness. His broad anatomical knowledge and his dedication to tailoring his teaching to each student's needs have consistently garnered him high praise from his students. See website for winter 2014-15 workshop schedule. « less
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Wattana Art Gallery (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #8 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Wattana Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand Where can I see contemporary art in Chiang Mai? Tourists and art lovers are left... more » Owner description: Wattana Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand Where can I see contemporary art in Chiang Mai? Tourists and art lovers are left asking this question after they have seen all the Wats and visited the craft villages. Tucked away on Soi Wat Umong in the hills behind Chiang Mai University, Wattana Art Gallery is a stunning building that houses perhaps the finest art gallery in Chiang Mai. It has three floors full of original paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media,ranging from smaller works to larger size murals. Wattana Wattanapun has lived and worked in the United States and Canada. He has held visiting professorship positions in numerous prestigious institutions, including Haverford College, Oberlin College, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Simon Fraser University. Presently, he is an academic consultant to the Fine Arts Faculty, Chiang Mai University.Wattana’s art work incorporates traditional Thai motifs in a contemporary perspective. The work expresses social commentary on the changing and corrupted cultural environment and makes us question the nature of beauty.Come visit Wattana Art Gallery and enjoy organic coffee, exotic snacks and available WiFi in the Coffee Corner while you experience this unique gallery designed as an art sanctuary -- a quiet place for contemplation about beauty and aesthetics, where art is inseparable from life. « less
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Ranked #9 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: We are an Elephant Sanctuary and Animal Rescue Center. We are located in the valley of Mae Tan, Maechaem and are near... more » Owner description: We are an Elephant Sanctuary and Animal Rescue Center. We are located in the valley of Mae Tan, Maechaem and are near beautiful forest land and rivers and have a beautiful view of Doi Inthanon the Highest mountain in Thailand. We are home to all animals in need. We run rescue, rehabilitation and release programs for local wildlife, rescue all domestic animals in need and run community projects to sustainably develop our local community. Become a volunteer and join us to create a better future for the animals, elephants and community. By working together we can make a difference. Please do not just turn up, you must book in advance! Thank you! « less
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Wat Pha Lat (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #11 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
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Noina Art Studio (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #13 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Noina Art Studio: Art Classes in Chiang Mai : Drawing Course, Painting Course By Noina Artist: ( Basic with pencil, Portrait... more » Owner description: Noina Art Studio: Art Classes in Chiang Mai : Drawing Course, Painting Course By Noina Artist: ( Basic with pencil, Portrait painting with charcoal powder, Water color, Oil color, Acrylic color.)....Courses: 3 Hours, 10 Hours, 20 Hours : 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, week, or month.....** Previous experience not necessary. ** Everyone can learn. ** Learn in easy stages at times that are convenient for you..... I welcome you to visit my website and my studio at MoonMuang Road, Soi 9, Chiang Mai. I know you will enjoy what you see and hopefully you will be inspired to create your own art. « less
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$44* and up
Ranked #14 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Lookouts; Landmarks

Wat Phra Doi Suthep is beautiful- located on the hills - it is a 30 min drive from the city centre. The cable car can be used by aged travellers who do not wish to negotiate the... more »

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Wat Umong (Chiang Mai)
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$42* and up
Ranked #15 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks
This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep mountain and is constructed of a series of tunnels.
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Ranked #16 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #17 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Other
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Doi Inthanon (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #18 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Mountains; National Parks; Lookouts
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Ranked #19 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Architectural Buildings; Spas
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Wat Lok Molee (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #20 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Wat Sri Suphan (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #21 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Wat Pan Tao (Chiang Mai)
Ranked #22 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Photo gallery, Cinema, photo book and DVD library, workshops, gift shop and more. Come on by and check our website or FB... more » Owner description: Photo gallery, Cinema, photo book and DVD library, workshops, gift shop and more. Come on by and check our website or FB for latest events. « less
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Wat Suan Dok (Chiang Mai)
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$72* and up
Ranked #24 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for... more » Owner description: Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound. « less
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Wat Tham Pha Plong (Chiang Dao)
Ranked #25 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Doi Ang Khang (Fang City)
Ranked #27 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Wat Phra Singh (Chiang Mai)
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$27* and up
Ranked #28 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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Doi Luang Chiang Dao (Chiang Dao)
Ranked #29 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Wat Chiang Man (Chiang Mai)
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$30* and up
Ranked #30 of 215 attractions in Chiang Mai Province
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks

This temple was built in 1297 at the site King Mangrai used when he supervised the building of Chiang Mai. Wat Chiang Man is located in the northeastern section of the old city on... more »

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