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Daytrips from Chiang Mai Province

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Daytrips from Chiang Mai Province
Hop in a car or buy a bus ticket and head out of Chiang Mai to the many surrounding destinations. Mingle with ancient cultures in Chiang Rai or relax in Pai.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
 
Mae Salong (Santikhiri)
Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety of activities. Visitors can take in a morning market, tour General Tuan's Tomb, go to a memorial museum and take in tea tastings while visiting the village.

Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai

Located about five hours from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a community not to be missed. The area offers a variety of cooking classes, beautiful views, markets, resorts and restaurants. In addition, visitors can get a feel for true northern Thai culture during their visit.

Pai
Pai

The community of Pai is located four hours north of Chiang Mai and is absolutely worth a visit. The town is incredibly laid back and tourists can visit nearby waterfalls as well as a popular market on Wednesdays.

Lamphun
Lamphun

Located three hours south of Chiang Mai, the community of Lamphun is especially interesting to those intrigued by history. Founded more than 1,400 years ago, the town still has a beautiful temple and pagoda beautifully preserved from the past.

Chiang Saen
Chiang Saen

Chiang Saen is located about five hours from Chiang Mai. The town offers a glimpse into the history of northern Thailand with ruins from the past. The town was founded in the 1300s.

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