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Things to see in Chiang Mai

 
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Activities in Chiang Mai

 
 

Elephant Training Centre

Elephant Shows

Elephant shows are generally held in the morning at 40 a.m., and begin with elephants bathing before continuing with displays of forestry work and other skills. Elephant rides are usually available after the show. Open from 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Tickets range between 80 to 1,000 baht
(depending on activities).
•Tha Phae Mae Taman and Pang Chang Mae Sa
0 5329 7060
• Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre
0 5329 8553, 0 5386 2037

 

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is widely available on several routes in Chiang Mai and the hills beyond.

 

Homestay at Ban Mae Kampong

The village of Ban Mae Kampong, some 50 km. east of Chiang Mai in Mae On district, is situated in a mountainous area with lush jungle surroundings. Here visitors can experience real Thai village life, as well as enjoy several activities. Nearby attractions include waterfalls, a cotton weaving village and the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Agricultural Station. Reservations should be made through Erawan P.U.C.
0 5327 4212-3

 

Trekking

Trekking in the hills of the North is one of Chiang Mai's most popular tourism activities. It offers the best way to experience both the natural environment and to see the culture of the region's various hilltribcs. Of particular interest are the six major hilltribes which inhabit the highlands, the largest group being the Karen, followed by the Hmong, Lahu, Yao, Akha and Lisu. Each tribe has its own distinctive spiritual
beliefs, ceremonial attire, languages, customs, rituals, dances and agricultural practices. Popular "jungle treks" last from 2 to 7 days and take trekkers through forested mountains and high valleys and meadows, as well as visits to more remote high-altitude hilltribe settlements for overnight stays. The best guides are hilltribe youths who customarily speak English, Thai and at least three tribal dialects.

Riding Elephant
Treks commonly feature travel by fool, sometimes by boat, elephant-back, horse -back
or jeep, or frequently a combination of two or three modes of transportation. Visitors are advised to contact the Tourist Police (at 75 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road, Tel. 0 5324 8130 Fax. 0 5324 8974) or the TAT for information on the most reliable trekking companies. And remember, for trekkers protection, all treks must be registered with the Tourist Police. Visitors should remember to:
•Respect hilltribc beliefs and religious symbols and structures.
•Dress modestly. Hilltribe people are generally modest and
inappropriate attire may offend them.
•Ask permission before photographing someone. Some villages do not
permit photography.
•Refrain from trading Western medicines and articles of clothing.
Gifts such as pens, paper, needles, thread and cloth are acceptable.
Elephant Trekking

 

Chiang Mai Zoo
Bird watching

 

 

 

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