Chiang Mai Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Chiang Mai

  • 1. Elephants and Rafting

    I came here as part of a long-necked tribe daytrip I did from Chiang Mai. We first rode on elephants for about 40 minutes or so alongside a river. We then transferred onto bamboo rafts and made our...

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  • 2. Jungle Trek

    This towering waterfall, about 250m high at the top, is an awesome sight. You approach it near Doi Inthanon National Park, and as you're hiking through the jungle (about a 10 minute hike) you can hear...

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  • 3. Doi Inthanon National Park

    Not a full bus for this tour, only 6 people including me! On leaving Chiang Mai, you head out in the countryside with mountain views. The road climbs, and the 1st stop is....... 1.........Vachirathan...

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  • 4. Karen Hill Tribe

    STOP 5 on TRIBAL TOUR Still continuing on back roads our next stop was the Karen Long Neck village. The long necks live here, we saw their homes in the distance. Instead of visiting these, we were...

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  • 5. Wat Umong

    Way U Mong is located about ten minutes out of the main party of Chiang Mai but alot people miss going to this temple. The temple is located in the jungle and you immediatley notice the change in...

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  • 6. Sangkhaphaeng

    If you make it to Sangkhaphaeng you should try your hardest to visit the village of Ban On Luai Mae On!!! This is a small, friendly, and traditional village. Here you will find many interesting...

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  • 8. Doi Angkhang - Misty mountain and hilltribe valley

    Doi Angkhang largely unknown to foreign tourists but a famous destination for Thai tourists is a wild and mountainous frontier range which lies at the edge of...

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  • 9. Recluse Monk

    When I was travelling from Theong to Pu Chi Fa on the local pick-up I meet a monk and he sat beside me at the front of the pick-up. After more the one hour...

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  • 10. MAERIM MONKEY SCHOOL

    Monkeys here perform tricks, such as playing basketball, riding tricycles, doing counting exercises and a demonstration of how monkeys climb trees and retrieve...

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  • 11. Dont ride, help!

    We went to Elephant Nature park for a day, it was amazing experience especially for my son (was the only kid there! parents! is the best place for kids...

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  • 12. QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANICAL GARDENS

    These Gardens I was told, are a bit off the tourist trail, so therefore, are a little difficult to get to. As this was the case, I hired a Taxi for the day, the...

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  • 13. VISIT AKHA & LISU TRIBES

    STOP 2 on TRIBAL TOUROn the Tribal tour, we stopped at an Akha & Lisu Tribal village. THE LISU came to Thailand from Yunnan in China about 100 years ago and...

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  • 14. Thai Massage Course!

    I was in Chiang Mai in January of 2010 and had in incredible time! I went to Thailand with an organization called Integral Travel (IT), and we spent 3 weeks in...

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  • 15. Sai Namphung Orchid Nursery

    This is Chiang Mai's biggest orchid farm, which plays host to almost every species of orchid that grows in Thailand. This includes one of world's most beautiful...

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  • 16. Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum

    I stumbled across this small museum in the former post office. It displays many of Thailand's stamp issues, along with some old postal equipment.Open: 9am-4pm...

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  • 17. Pung Tao Gong Ancestral Temple

    This Chinese ancestral temple is the oldest in Chiang Mai, dating back to 1876. It's located along the west bank of the Ping River near the Nawarat Bridge....

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  • 18. Namdhari Sikh Temple

    This Sikh temple is used by the Namdhari sect of Sikhism and is one of two Sikh Gurdwaras in Chiang Mai. It was only the second one I ever saw in Thailand after...

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  • 19. Khum Keo Palace

    Khum Keo Palace was built by King Keo Nawarat, a former king of Chiang Mai from a century ago. The building is elaborately carved with five facades in the...

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  • 20. TRIBAL TOUR

    ON this tour, you visit a lot of different Tribes who live in this area of Thailand.This tour visited Chiang Dao Cave, which was beautiful, then continued on...

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  • 21. BAI ORCHID & BUTTERFLY FARM

    STOP 4 on TRIBAL TOURIt was our lunch stop, and also and opportunity to have a look at the Orchids.This is one of a few Orchid & Butterfly farms located around...

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  • 22. WHITE THAI VILLAGE

    STOP 3 on TRIBAL TOURContinuing on the back roads, out next stop was at a proper White Thai village.Here, we wandered amongst their homes, meeting the people...

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  • 23. CHIANG DAO CAVES

    Stop 1 of Tribal Tour...............We only visited the one, big cave here, but the Cave complex is huge, extending around 10-14 km, from the mountains of Doi...

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  • 24. KING INTHANON MEMORIAL SHRINE

    King Inthanon Memorial Shrine houses the ashes of King Inthawichayanon (1870-1897), the 7th ruler of the last dynasty of Chiang Mai.Before he passed away, King...

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  • 25. TIGER KINGDOM

    Tiger Kingdom is where you can go inside an enclosure and interact with a Tiger. You can choose which size Tiger, and if you need a professional photographer to...

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