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Top Attractions in Chiang Mai

There are many attractions in Chiang Mai. If you are interested in religious attractions, Chiang Mai is the place to be. Approximately 85% of the population in Chiang Mai are Buddhists. You will notice this directly, because the city has more than 300 Buddhist temples. What would be better than seeing these temples through the eyes of a local Buddhist? They can tell you personal stories why these special religious attractions are important for them and teach you the Buddhist rituals.

Attractions in Chiang-mai, Thailand

Elephant Camps
Visit the elephant camps near Chiang Mai. They provide elephant rides and shows where you can see elephants painting and playing football.
**Chiang Mai Night Bazaar**
This Bazaar is a world of colors and products, varying from arts, handicrafts to clothes and jewelry. Spread along several footpaths, buildings, temple grounds and city blocks, this attraction can keep you busy for at least 2 hours. Shopping at this Bazaar is a real challenge. If you are a good bargainer, you will be able to reduce the price with 10 to 50%. Thus, come to the Night Bazaar and show your bargaining skills! If you are a little bit shy, you can always ask your personal Withlocal guide to help you.

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Must-see temples in Chiang-mai, Thailand

Phra That Doi Suthep
Locals often say: “There are temples, and then there is Phra That Doi Suthep”. The temple was built in 1383 and is located on the mountain Doi Sethep. Visitors can climb 309 steps to reach the temple. This immense climb is absolutely worth it when you see the golden Buddha’s and impressive views of Chiang Mai. The Wat Chedi Luang The temple was built to hold the ashes of the father of the King Saen Mung Ma (1385-1401). After an earthquake in 1545 the temple was slightly crushed and was never rebuilt. At this moment, the temple is with its 60m still the highest building of Chiang Mai. An absolute must-see!
**Wat Srisuphan**
If you want to buy some silver, you should go to Wualai Road. In the middle of this street filled by silver craftsmen and jewelry shops, there is the Wat Scriphum. This Temple is called the World’s First Silver Shrine, because of it totally silver color.