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Chiang Mai is a wonderful city in Northern Thailand which is renowned for its vibrant local cultures and treasure trove of incredible archaeological monuments. This captivating Far East city is naturally stunning with lots of scenic wonders to admire, from soaring mountains and lush green meadows to tranquil waterfalls and hot springs. Chiang Mai is a diverse destination which offers a blend of old and new; there are sophisticated modern buildings standing side by side with ancient Buddhist temples and a range of other historical sites. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Chiang Mai from India to suit a variety of budgets and tastes, so you can look forward to planning an unforgettable trip to this beautiful city.
Chiang Mai boasts an extraordinary selection of natural and manmade wonders. The most prominent among them is the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the country’s most sacred temples dating back 700 years and featuring colourful paintings and stunning murals. Another mesmerizing attraction in Chiang Mai is the Chiang Dao Cave, which features some of the most spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations in Thailand. Other must-see landmarks in Chiang Mai include the Wat Chiang Man Temple, constructed in 1297 with incredible elephant sculptures and the magnificent Bhubing Palace, a winter residence for the Thai royal family. Make sure you visit the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs and take a dip in its sulphate waters which are believed to promote healing.
Chiang Mai offers its visitors a range of wildlife encounters and viewing opportunities. Here you can visit the Doi Inthanon National Park to spot more than 350 bird species and various animal species, including gibbons, macaques, leaf monkeys and Chinese flying squirrels. Afterwards, step inside the 200 acre Chiang Mai Zoo to spot more than 400 animal species, including dingoes, chimpanzees and pandas. Another ideal wildlife-spotting attraction in Chiang Mai is the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park where you can discover rare species of flowering plants and get up close and personal with the likes of Asian black bears, Malayan porcupines and wild boars. Book cheap Chiang Mai holiday packages through Brightsun Travel to enjoy this land of exotic wildlife.