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Ranked #1 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Ranked #2 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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 #3 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #4 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Category: Religious Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Lookouts; Cultural

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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Ranked #5 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Mountains; National Parks; Lookouts; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Cultural
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 #9 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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Ranked #10 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Category: ; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Museums

            There is a private musem on Nimmanhamin Soi 13 (at the interesction of Soi 13 and Siri Mangkalajarn Rd) in Chiang Mai Thailand. The Museum of World Insects and Natural... more »

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Ranked #12 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #14 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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... 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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Ranked #15 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural

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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Ranked #16 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Ratchaphruek Flower Gardens are a must-see when visiting the Chiang Mai area. The expansive gardens are incredibly... more » Owner description: The Ratchaphruek Flower Gardens are a must-see when visiting the Chiang Mai area. The expansive gardens are incredibly picturesque. Bike rentals are available and, for less active travelers, an electric bus is available to take you around. « less
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Ranked #17 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #18 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #24 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Mok Fa Waterfall is in the area of Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park. It is located on the Mae Malai–Pai road about 40 minutes... more » Owner description: Mok Fa Waterfall is in the area of Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park. It is located on the Mae Malai–Pai road about 40 minutes from Chiang Mai. The waterfall is surrounded with lush green trees and is a peaceful picnic spo « less
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Ranked #28 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Coffee lounge, Art Gallery, Crafts and Premiums shop
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Ranked #30 of 100 attractions in Chiang Mai
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