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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai invites you to escape from the routines of daily life! Its peaceful surroundings are the perfect respite, with fresh air, natural sanctuaries, and peaceful vistas present at every turn. Leave technology behind and allow nature to refill you with good energy. Before you know it, you’ll be up and about to conquer whatever life throws at you!

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Chiang Mai Grand Canyon (Hang Dong Rock Quarry)

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Emerald waters calmly flow within looming orange cliffs at Chiang Mai Canyon. Once a quarry, the large area holds trapped freshwater that go as deep as 40 meters—perfect for cliff-diving! There are three jump-off points, the highest being 20 meters up. In case you want to take it easy, float along the water on a tube or pick a spot on the clifftop to take in the wonderful views. It’s all open space, so bask in the sun and let those rays mark your skin a toasty tan!

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Huay Tung Tao Lake

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Just 20 minutes away from Chiang Mai’s city center, Huay Tung Tao Lake boasts picturesque mountains enveloping calm waters. Locals frequent the place, but its massive landscape still provides pockets of quiet for every visitor. Have lunch on a floating bungalow by the shore before partaking in a few activities. Rent a pedalo to move further into the tranquil lake; or, ride a bike around the dedicated trail to better enjoy the natural environment!

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Bua Thong Waterfall

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Follow the running waters along the rocks of Bua Thong Waterfall! Also known as “Sticky Waterfalls,” it is fed by mineral-rich springwater which creates a spongy finish for effortless climbing. Work your way down the falls and stop for quick refreshing splashes along the way! Then, take the challenge of hiking back up the same route. Pro tip: avoid surfaces that have traces of green—these parts are slippery!

  • Sri Lanna National Park, Mae Ho Phra, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Doi Inthanon National Park

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Put on your hiking shoes for a day (or two) of trekking Doi Inthanon National Park! An extension of the Himalayan Mountain Range, the park is home to Thailand’s highest peak (Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters). Hike the paths to encounter numerous waterfalls, luscious forests, and rare species of birds. Kiew Mae Pan Nature Trail is the most popular as it leads you through the thick of nature in a two-hour trek; while Ang Ka Luang Trail ushers you into a moss-filled fantasy land!

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  • Ban Luang, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

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Surround yourself with some of the world’s most beautiful flora at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden! Walk through the expanse and discover an array of indigenous flowers—some of which can only survive in the cooler elements of the elevated park. Here, you’ll also find the country’s longest canopy walkway! It stretches 400 meters long and 20 meters high, giving you gorgeous views of the surrounding greenery.

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  • 9 Mae Raem, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

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Take a rejuvenating dip into the mineral baths of San Kamphaeng Hot Springs! The water’s high sulfur content contains healing properties that help cure certain skin ailments. Visit on a weekday to easily find a spot all to yourself. Otherwise, opt for one of the private baths! There are also Thai massage services available to complement your moment of relaxation.

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Elephant Nature Park

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Get closer to Thailand’s national animal at Elephant Nature Park! The sanctuary is primarily a rescue and rehabilitation camp, operating for the welfare of the giant creatures. Sign up as a volunteer to watch the elephants run freely in a safe environment! You’ll also get to feed and bathe them—after a quick course on elephant care and preservation, of course. Book a month in advance to secure a slot!

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  • Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai Night Safari

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Chiang Mai Night Safari transforms the night into a thrilling adventure of animal encounters! Tour three zones (either via an open-sided tran or on foot) to come across over 1,400 different critters. You may even come face-to-face with some of them during feeding and petting activities! Before the evening ends, watch the waters ebb and flow in the dancing fountain; or, catch the park’s famous laser light show!

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  • 33 Moo 12, Nong Kwai, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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