Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai Thailand
Old City Temples, Chiang Mai Thailand
Night Safari Park – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes, a playground for seasoned travelers, a paradise for shoppers and a delight for adventurers.
The old city of Chiang Mai is a showcase of the north’s fascinating indigenous cultural identity that includes diverse dialects, a delectable cuisine, distinctive architecture, traditional values, lively festivals, numerous handicrafts workshops, northern style massage, and classical dances. Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and Rivers. The presence of numerous hill tribes that feature a wealth of unique cultures enhances Chiang Mai’s distinctive diversity.
Hill tribe trekking often combined with river rafting and elephant riding has always been one of Chiang Mai’s greatest tourist attractions. Nowadays there are innumerable activities and attractions both in the city and the surrounding province, including massage instruction and golf. Moreover, visitors can visit workshops where they can learn about the production of silk or silver, and purchase memorable, hand-crafted souvenirs.
With such a diverse range of attractions and an equally grand selection of dining and accommodation options, Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy the ultimate Thailand holiday.
Gleaming like a northern star from the heights of Doi Suthep (the regal mountain overlooking the city from the northwest) is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It is one of the most historically and spiritually significant places in Thailand. This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. Aside from its dominating presence on the horizon, Doi Suthep is the home of some of the most deeply loved symbols in the Kingdom.
Old City Temples:
Chiang Mai City encompasses everything outside of the Old City walls to the Nimmanhaemin and Huay Kaew Roads. Tourist attractions are a little thin on the ground around here, it is predominantly an area to shop, eat and drink. Nimmanhaemin Road has emerged as Chiang Mai’s hippest area. Laden with boutiques, galleries and great dining choices; it is often described as the ‘epicenter of arty Chiang Mai’. If you have a special interest in picking up unique handicrafts, antiques, clothes or accessories, we strongly recommend that you spend an afternoon rummaging along the Nimmanhaemin. Everything about the area smacks of quality.
Chiang Mai Night Safari park:
The concept of the park is to provide visitors with a thrilling experience similar to being out in the wilderness at night. From touring the three animal zones – Savanna Safari, Predator Prowl, Jaguar Trail – via an open-sided tram or on foot, enjoy a range of activities designed to keep you entertained throughout your visit, from hand-feeding wild animals and petting tiger cubs to a laser light show and ‘dancing’ fountain.
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
was among the pioneers of the new ethical elephant attractions which have swept Thailand. Effectively a retirement home for the gentle giants who have worked in the often-unpleasant logging and tourism industries, the sanctuary allows careful interaction between visitors and residents. There are no gimmicks, no circus tricks, and absolutely no riding, as it can harm the surprisingly weak backs of these mighty creatures.
The sanctuary is a paragon of responsible tourism, being operated in partnership with the nearby Karen hill-tribes and locals from Chiang Mai. At the time of writing, the sanctuary is home to over 30 elephants, with several spacious locations around 60 km from Chiang Mai for them to range in peace and comfort.
Passport valid for at least 30 days and issued by one of the countries eligible to obtain Thailand Visa on Arrival. Return or onward journey air ticket for flying out of Thailand within the next 15 days. One passport size (4 x 6 cm) photo (not older than 6 months)
- Passport – 2 copies
- Visa – copy this too
- Fiancée’s ID card (for Thai nationals only) – 2 copies
- The Letter of Affirmation of Freedom to Marry (the original & the certified translation, plus copies of both)
- The MFA stamped translation of your passport
- Fiancée’s Tabien Baan (house log) (Thai nationals only) – 2 copies
- You will also need two witnesses. The Amphur can provide these but if you have two volunteers it’s easier.