Thailand is one of the most sought after and visited tourist countries in the world, due to its scenic sites, exotic beaches and luxury resorts. Another reason for the popularity of Thailand is the rich culture imbued in history. Food is one more thing that brings people from all over the world to travel here and spend their time vacationing in this beautiful city.
Considered to be the most culturally developed and enriched city of Thailand, Chiang Mai is the largest city of Northern Thailand. Formerly the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is now the capital city of Chiang Mai Province. The city is in between mountains and right next to the Ping River. Chiang Mai has been names one of the “25 Best Destinations in the World” by TripAdvisor in 2014 as far as tourism is concerned. This is because there are literally a lot of things to do in Chiang Mai for tourists. There is something for everyone in this beautifully situated city of Thailand. From historical sites to modern architecture, beaches to museums, amusement parks to natural scenic spots, there is everything here in Chiang Mai. This is the reason why it has become a hit spot for all people travelling during the summers especially. Be it adults or children, men or women, seniors or bachelors, people will find that they have plenty of things to do in Chiang Mai. Even though the city is much more quiet and peaceful as compared to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, it still holds a particular appeal for families. The naturally green city is also known as the “Rose of the North”.
Chiang Mai is situated between the rolling mountains of Himalayas and since there is also a river in between, people could only reach the serene city by taking a boat ride or on the banks of an elephant. Modern times have changed the transportation mode, but people can still take boats and elephant rides in Chiang Mai. Since the city is full of wonderful things to do in Chiang Mai and places to visit, some of the best ones that simply cannot be missed include Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep–Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium, Chiang Mai Night Safari, Chiang Mai Flower Festival, Wat Chiang Man, Elephant Nature Park. These are the places that bring life and vitality, showing the history, culture and the most vibrant expressions of Thailand. One starts to wonder about the power of nature along with the struggles of man in order to create wonders where man could enjoy and become one with nature as well as nurture. There are also many other attractions in Chiang Mai, but these are the most visited and loved tourist attractions of the times.