Greater Chiang Mai

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Beyond the highway that surrounds Chiang Mai you will find plenty to hold your attention. The most famous sight is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the mountaintop temple that overlooks the city. The mountain road that skirts Doi Suthep, winding through the thickly forested Mae Sa Valley, is lined with tourist attractions for much of the way, from bungee-jumping towers to orchid farms. Several operators have created a network of zip lines through the forest, enabling more adventurous visitors to swing Tarzan-style for more than a mile at tree-top level.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Wiang Kum Kam

When King Mengrai decided to build his capital on the Ping River, he chose a site a few miles south…

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Darapirom Palace

This Lanna-style mansion was the last home of Jao Dararasamee, daughter of a late-19th-century ruler of Chiang Mai and the…

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Bhubing Palace

The summer residence of the royal family is a serene mansion that shares an exquisitely landscaped park with the more…

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