Chiang Mai Gate

Chiang Mai Gate is the south gate of the Chiang Mai Old City. It is one of the most complete ancient city gates in Chiang Mai. The gate is made of pure wood and has a sense of history. It’s better to find accommodation nearby, and there is a market, which is safer and more convenient. At the same time, this is also the place where the Saturday night market starts. Every Saturday evening, the hawkers start to spread their stalls, and the crowd is very lively.

Chiang Mai Gate is a very ancient city wall ruins. This gate is quite interesting. The gate has a long history. Chiang Mai Gate is also a very special building. Many features here can be felt and there is ancient wall that is well protected. It is also a good choice to come here to take photos to commemorate during the day.

Chiang Mai Gate doesn’t seem to be as famous as Tha Pae Gate. When it comes to Chiang Mai Gate, many people regard it as Tha Pae Gate. Chiang Mai Gate is also an ancient gate in the old city. When you come out of the gate, it is a moat, and there are small fountains on the river. And there are a lot of pigeons. You can buy food and feed them. The surrounding traffic is very convenient. You can stroll to Chiang Mai Gate in the Chiang Mai old city, which is opposite the market, and the moat is surrounding the old city. The city wall here is not high, which is completely different from the ancient city walls of Xi’an in China, but it also reveals the vicissitudes of history.

Chiang Mai Gate is near the Chiang Mai Women’s Prison Massage Center. The direction of Chiang Mai Gate in the ancient city of Chiang Mai is the south. It is relatively well-preserved. The traffic is much less than that of Tha Pae Gate There are many snack stalls at night. Local famous snacks will make you have a good appetite, and a variety of fresh fruits are cheap, so, just don’t miss them when you visit the gate. Walking around the city wall slowly, savoring the long history of the old city, and spending a short holiday here, you will feel very good.

Wat Phanan Choeng

Wat Phanan Choeng stands by the river. In front of the temple, it is a white round-pointed stupa, which is about 15 meters high. There is a zen statue in the temple. The front face is 14 meters wide, 19 meters high, 20.17 meters wide, and its body is gold plating. The Thai called it a very large Buddha statue. A grand ceremony of Buddha worship is held here in the middle of October every year. According to Thai documentation, the temple was built in 1324. Most of the worshippers here are local Chinese, and pilgrims are in constant flow throughout the year. During the Spring Festival, overseas Chinese from other provinces come here to worship, which is the liveliest time.

The location of Wat Phanan Choeng is relatively remote. It is in the east of the city, and the fare will be very expensive if you take a taxi there. Wat Phanan Choeng is currently under renovation and the temple is free to visit. There are many cute kittens in it.

Wat Phanan Choeng was 26 years before the establishment of Ayutthaya. It has been experienced years of restoring the magnificence of the temple, now a statue in the palace is majestic. Because it is located at the junction of the Chao Phraya River and the Basak River, most of the cruise ships on the Chao Phraya River will stop here slightly.

This temple is near a corner of Ayutthaya Grand Palace Ruins, right by the river. When you go there in the afternoon, the view across the river is very beautiful against the light. In addition to the main hall of the temple, which is made of all teak, there are also several pointed pagodas where the ashes of ancestors are still enshrined. The huge statue of Wat Phanan Choeng is the oldest in the area before the Ayutthaya Empire was discovered. The temple has been restored many times. The latest restoration was more than a hundred years ago. Avoid visiting the temple during festivals, weekends, and Buddhist holy days, because Buddhists are always there for pilgrimages. The architecture of Wat Phanan Choeng is still very special. There are also many tourists coming here. If you are interested, you can come and visit it, which is still very interesting.

Pileh Lagoon

Pileh Lagoon is located on the east side of Ko Phi Phi Le. The water quality here is very clear, because there are many mountain peaks around, and even in the storm, the water here is as calm as a swimming pool. The gradual sea water color of the bay has a water depth of 3-30 meters, and the water depth near the shore is about 3-6 meters, while far from the coast, the water can be as deep as 30 meters. You can see that the color of the sea water changes from blue to green because of the different shades. At low tide, there is still a small beach of more than ten meters in the bay. This is the sanctuary for snorkeling b because the water is clear and calm, so it is particularly suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

Pileh Lagoon is a very beautiful bay near Phi Phi Island. It is located between the two islands. The water is very clear and it has a deep blue color. This is a great place for snorkeling. There are very beautiful corals under the water, so be sure to have a good time here. For the most beautiful bay here, the corals and small fishes under the sea can be seen very clearly. The Pileh Lagoon beach is particularly beautiful, and it is a characteristic place where the scenery is quite good, the water is very turquoise and clear, and like a belt wound around the end of the dark blue water, it is really very beautiful to let a person relaxed and happy.

Pileh Lagoon is the middle of the sea in the Ko Phi Phi Le archipelago. The peaks surround and form a clear and turquoise green bay. You naturally have the urge to dive down into the sea and enjoy the fun of the sea. The corals here are particularly beautiful, with various colors and types, like a small underground castle, which is really very stunning. If you want to try snorkeling, come here and you will surely have unexpected gains and feelings.

Long Neck Village

Long Neck Village, located in northern Thailand, is one of the few ethnic groups on the Thai-Myanmar border. It settled in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and other places in northern Thailand to escape the war. Long Neck Village is a branch of Karen and is called Padaung in Thailand. Padaung’s girls are not only hospitable but also very cute.

Padaung’s girls have to wear copper rings to raise their necks from the age of five, and then raise them every two years until they are married at the age of 25. The copper ring can only be worn for a lifetime, it can only be increased, it cannot be reduced, and it will not be removed until death. The copper ring is solid and polished to a maximum of 25 circles and weighs 5 kg. Not only their necks, their calves to knees, arms are covered with copper rings.

In fact, the copper rings didn’t really lengthen their necks, they just pressed the shoulder collarbone down a bit, and it seemed as if the necks had “lengthened”. In addition, as the years progress, these women’s necks will have to rely on these collars, because if the copper rings are removed again, their necks will become weak and unable to support their heads. Therefore, many people cannot recognize this cruel beauty.

Special Notes for you to visit the Long Neck Village:

1. The village is relatively simple and you can bring some mineral water. In addition, there are many mosquitoes, so bring some mosquito repellent water or wear long pants.

2. Try to give some tips after you take the photo there, because basically this is how they live.

3. It is not recommended to organize large-scale teams to visit or support some very commercial deformed performances. Please also respect their national culture when visiting.

4. The Long Neck Village in Chiang Mai is not very big. It is now a major travel item in northern Thailand. Generally, spending 20 baht can take photos.

Loh Dalum Bay

Loh Dalum Bay is backed by Ton Sai Bay, and the shortest distance between the two beaches is only 5 minutes walks. Although it is very close, it is much quieter than the bustling Ton Sai Bay, and it is a good place to get away from the noise. Here the sea is as quiet as a mirror, the sand is clear and delicate, the cute crabs and shellfish, colorful coral reefs can be seen everywhere, and it is a famous diving area of Phi Phi Island.

When you come to Loh Dalum Bay from Ton Sai Bay, you will feel that there are obviously fewer people here. Although it is not as busy as Ton Sai Bay, there are some shops and restaurants as soon as you go ashore, so when you are tired, you can also enjoy the view while eating at the small restaurant near the beach at dusk.

Here, the scenery of Loh Dalum Bay is still quite good, the sea water is particularly clear, the beach is large, soft and delicate, and it is quiet whether it is ebb or tide. Loh Dalum Bay features gentle waves. Even if you go far into the sea, the sea water is still very shallow. It is an ideal and safe place for children to play with water. You can take a breather and go snorkeling, play in the water together, or sit on a cruise ship to watch the awesome sea view.

The sunset here is very special, and the sky is beautiful orange when the sun sets! It is also good to come out to play on the beach at night. The night view is very charming. It is also very comfortable to sit on the beach and watch the sea after bathing near the beach.

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is located 16 kilometers northwest of Chiang Mai, with an altitude of 1667 meters. The hillside is full of five-color roses, the top of the mountain is surrounded by white clouds, and the scenery is beautiful. Walking 300 steps to the top of the mountain, you can see that the observation deck can give you a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. It is a natural observation deck of Chiang Mai.

Doi Suthep Mountain has Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Bhubing Palace and Miao Village. Doi Suthep Mountain area has many steep mountain roads, and tuk-tuk can’t run there, so you can take a tuk-tuk in the urban area to Chiang Mai Zoo or Chiang Mai University, where there are many red double cars waiting for passengers, then you can take it to go to Doi Suthep Mountain.

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is the largest mountain in the urban area of ​​Chiang Mai. When driving up the mountain, you can also reach the Beishan Miao Village. Relatively speaking, the Bhubing Palace is more popular. There is a map of the attractions of the whole park in front of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The breeze blew the cool air, and the forest emits the smell of trees. You can just walk for hours in this beautiful park. Just make sure you wear hiking shoes and a raincoat when it rains.

Many people know that Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is located on Doi Suthep Mountain, but they may have overlooked that Doi Suthep Mountain is originally a tourist attraction, and Doi Suthep Mountain is also a national forest park in Thailand. So, on the entire Doi Suthep Mountain, there are a lot of vegetation and many beautiful waterfalls. If you have time, you might as well enjoy it as you go up the mountain.

Tiger Kingdom

Have you ever wondered if you could have a meal with a tiger from the zoo someday? The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai can do it. There are many big and small tigers in the big animal cage of the restaurant. You can spend 520 baht and play with the little tiger for 20 minutes, and then taste the authentic Thai buffet. Tiger Kingdom is about 10 kilometers from the Chiang Mai city. It is a zoo with restaurants. Here you can have a close contact with the tiger, and you can touch the adult tiger or hug the little tiger who is just a few months old.

It is no exaggeration to say that this is a paradise for feline lovers. There are big tigers and small tigers. The big tigers look mighty and domineering, but you can also take photos together with them. The little tigers are very lovely and they are really super cute. The tigers here are very good and will not hurt people. You will feel super secure when lying on it.

The waiters also take good care of these tigers, and their fur is very soft when you touch them. Tiger Kingdom does not require tickets, but there is a charge for intimate contact with or taking photos with tigers. You can have a buffet in the park. Lunch is about 200B / person. Friendly reminders, there are many little tigers who like to sleep very much. If they are forcibly stroked while sleeping, you will easily be bitten by naughty little tigers.

Tiger Kingdom is a place to take a visit when traveling with children. At the entrance, the reception staff will ask you how to visit, and will also recommend items for you to visit. If you visit a tiger baby, it will take 1,000 baht per person. You can hold the tiger baby, take pictures, and get a photo with a frame for free.

Elephant Retirement 9 Dee

Elephants are Thailand’s national treasures. Many people want to experience Thailand’s unique elephant culture when they come to Phuket. In addition to watching elephant shows or riding elephants, it is a more humanistic choice to participate in protection camps activities such as bathing, feeding, and walking with elephants. Elephant Retirement 9 Dee is located in the original Elephant Park in Bangtao, Phuket. In the friendly atmosphere of the Elephant protection camp, you can enjoy the natural close contact with elephants.

Elephant Retirement 9 Dee is different from the traditional elephant camp. The elephants here do not need to be beaten with iron hooks and imprisoned with iron chains. There is no need to practice performance day after day or to bear heavy seats with fragile spines here for them. The elephants in the Elephant Retirement 9 Dee can live in the safe and comfortable land freely, and there are daily visitors from all over the world to accompany them to play.

Firstly, you can DIY elephant snacks. During the feeding process, you can touch the elephant. After that, do SPA for the elephants and massage the elephant’s skin with Thai herbal bags that are prepared in the camp. After finishing the SPA, you can start to feed elephants. Elephant’s favorite food is banana and sugar cane. These foods are provided free of charge by the camp and require no additional payment. While you feed the elephant, you can continue to interact with the elephant intimately. And the camp staff there are free to take photos for you. After the elephants are full, you can go for a walk with the elephants in their favorite jungle, to feel the rapport between people, animals and nature. In addition, you can experience the Elephant Mud Spa, and go to the nearby river to take a bath with the mud elephant.

Tips:

Conditions of participation: The Elephant Retirement 9 Dee allows children to play there together. Children who are 1 to 3 years old can participate for free. Children who are 4 years old and are less than 130 cm tall can purchase child tickets to participate. However, elderly people who are over 65 years old and pregnant women are not recommended to participate in Elephant Camp.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol can be said that it is the oldest building in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is famous for having a 28-meter-long reclining Buddha. This huge reclining Buddha is contentedly lying in the sun and lying peacefully on the side of the ruins. It makes people feel the peace and tranquility of the Buddha at first sight. There are many Buddha statues around the beautiful stupa. When you board the stupa, there is a small hall with four gold-plated Buddha statues at the four corners. Looking up from the temple, you can see many bats settling there.

This is a temple that was built during the reign of King Wutong, and located on the outskirts of the city and southeast of the same direction as the railway station. You can see its large stupa from a distance, this stupa is also the tallest stupa in Ayutthaya. It is a stupa built by king nareshan to celebrate his defeat of the Burmese army by riding elephants.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol can be divided into several parts, one is a large stupa, one is a back garden, and another one is a front garden, including the Buddha statues in the surrounding cloisters, and buildings. After entering into the temple, you can see it is a beautiful front garden, the green area is still quite large, there are passages for visitors to walk, the stupas here are some small stupas, and there are small Buddha statues, and then you will go through the corridor to arrive at the big stupa. There are quite a lot of Buddha statues on the cloister, and there are many people on the main stupa, because you can overlook so many places in the city from there, which are more spectacular.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham

U Mong means “tunnel” in Thai. Wat U Mong is named after it. The temple is located at the foot of DoiSuthep. On the outskirts of Chiang Mai, there are few tourists and it is full of Zen atmosphere. The wall of the tunnel in the temple has murals of more than 700 years old. In addition, the temple is extremely beautiful at sunset.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham was built in the 14th century under the reign of King Menglai, and was restored in 1371. It was abandoned in the 15th century and has been re-established as a Buddhist education center and meditation temple since 1948.

At the center of the temple, there is a Sukhothai-style stupa that stands on a pedestal. The ancient city walls surround the pagoda, and the walls are full of lifelike statues of different sizes. Surrounded by a large forest and a vast lake, it is peerlessly quiet, simple and captivating, and is very suitable for meditation.

Wat U Mong is the second temple that was built in Chiang Mai. It is a very old temple in Chiang Mai. The temple here is much more rustic than other Thai temples. There is no magnificent hall, the whole temple has no grand building, but only has a very simple stupa. This is the essence of Buddhism, giving a fresh, natural and peaceful feeling, making it especially suitable for a person’s quiet meditation.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, as a Sukhothai-style temple, has a majestic stupa with a lotus-like dome and a pristine tunnel. At the time, it was a place of refuge for women, children, and elderly people who evaded war, and it is the witness of history. Despite the damage of the Buddha statue, the smile of the statue is still there; the murals of the tube are blurred, and the simplicity is still. When you come to this fresh and natural place, you will feel quiet and grateful.