Chiang Mai as one of the destination on the list of all visitors to Thailand as Chiang Mai now already has its own international airport. Many people can catch the direct flight to Chiang Mai and then visit Bangkok or Phuket as the last stop before flying home
As Chiang Mai has more variety in term of culture , nature and people so that it is a perfect place for all visitors to visit. Visiting to Chiang Mai, you shouldn’t miss the 3 things to do as below:-
Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai Symbol.
Doi Suthep Temple, the most beautiful temple in Chiang Mai, located on the Doi Suthep – Pui National Park, 3,500 meters above sea level. In the reign of King Kue Na, the 6th King of Mengrai Dynasty (1367 – 1388 AD.), He’d invited the famous monk “Sumana Tara” from Sukhothai Kingdom to visit Chiang Mai. He came with the holy relic of the Lord Buddha and gave it to the king. The king decided to keep the holy relic in the pagoda in his royal garden, but he found the relic ‘d broken into 2 pieces and he decided to keep just one of them in the pagoda. One of the holy relic that left, he put in the container and placed it on his royal elephant back and set it free.
The king sent some of his men followed the elephant to see where it went. It roamed around the old city and headed North of Chiang Mai and turned west up to the mountain. At the top of the mountain, there’s the hermit named “Wasuthep Ruesi” who meditated there. When the elephant’d arrived on the top, it walked around 3 times, knees down and trumpeted. That made the sign that’s the holy ground. The king ‘d decided to built the temple to contain the holy relic snce then. According to the hermit who used to meditate in the peaceful area ‘d disappeared from the mountain. The King and the people in Chiang Mai wanted to remember to this hermit, so that we ‘d named the temple after him.
Doi Inthanont National Park, the highest peak of Thailand with 2,565 meters above the sea leval. Along the mountainous road up see the beautiful scenic view and lush green nature forest area. Around 44 kilometers up the top. You can see the highest peak of Thailand with the stupa of King Inthawitchayanon, the last King of Lanna Kingdom before we became Siam and Thailand later on. The King Once had a chance to visit this mountain which name “Doi AngKa” (The mountain of the crows’ pound) and liked the place so much for him to ask his daughter, Chao Dararassamee who became the lady consort of King Rama 5th of Thailand at that time. He wished his ashes to be placed up at the peak of the mountain soon after he passed away the name of the mountain had changed to be “Doi Inthanont National Park” since then.
Chiang Mai has many of elephant sanctuary and care for you to learn and practice to be the elephant care keeper to share your love and care to the big friends. Learning to be their friends are not difficult. There are the instructors close by to you and give you knowledge and explain what to do. You could should the schedule to fit with your time ( Half day morning./afternoon or full day activity if you prefer to spend longer time with the elephants) This is your experience you could get.