Thailand Chiang Mai monks sitting meditate with many candle in Thai temple at night
Thailand Chiang Mai Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Park
Thailand Chiang Mai Floating lamp and krathong lantern in yee peng festival at Wat Phra Singh temple This temple contains supreme examples of Lanna art in the old city center

Nestled in the mountainous north of Thailand and surrounded by lush countryside, the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom is perhaps best known for its 14th to 17th-century temples, including the former royal temple Wat Chedi Luang and mountaintop Wat Doi Suthep. Although its wonderfully preserved historic centre is now surrounded by a sprawling modern city — in Thai the name Chiang Mai literally translates as “new city” — visitors will find plenty of time to relax in this peaceful northern metropolis, whether it is visiting one of its many temples at dawn, hiking to a nearby waterfall or enjoying a rejuvenating Thai massage.

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Wats and mountaintops up North

The best of Northern Thailand
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