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Ranked #1 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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 #2 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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 #3 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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Ranked #4 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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 #5 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #7 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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Ranked #8 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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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Ranked #9 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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 #10 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Mountains; National Parks; Lookouts
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Ranked #11 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #12 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Architectural Buildings; Spas
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Ranked #13 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #14 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #16 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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Ranked #17 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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Ranked #18 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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Ranked #19 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #20 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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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Ranked #21 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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 #22 of 130 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 #23 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #28 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #29 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
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Ranked #30 of 130 attractions in Chiang Mai
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Step into an amazing world of fine Northern Thai handcrafts, intricate woodcarvings, sculpture, folk art, paintings &... more » Owner description: Step into an amazing world of fine Northern Thai handcrafts, intricate woodcarvings, sculpture, folk art, paintings & photography at TIKI THAI ARTS. The only gallery of it's kind, Tiki Thai Arts will amaze you with a wide spectrum of Asian crafts of incredible beauty and quality. Featuring and specializing in hand made works by Chiang Mai artisans using techniques passed down for countless generations. Native materials such as premium Golden Teak, Mango Wood, Tamarind and the like are transformed into exotic Siamese and Asian visions, coming to life in meticulously hand crafted works of art, each piece unique and a treasure to behold! Custom orders such as art frames, building ornamentation and mirrors are also a specialty. If your imagination is in bloom, nothing is too big or little to have created. Tiki Thai Arts is a fun place to visit whether simply to see and experience the unique beauty of Northern Thailand hand made wood carvings, or to find that "special something" destined to take it's place in your home, a work of art to cherish and enjoy, reminding you forever of your special journey to the "Land Of Smiles". « less
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