Chiang Mai Thailand travel guide – Part 2
Family trip to Chiang Mai – Part 2 – More attractions near Chiang Mai
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A good friend told me about this unique attraction since I think highly of her opinion, I decided to go even though in the photos it didnt look like much. it was 45 minutes from the meataeng village where we stayed and about an hour and a half from the old city of Chiang mai.
The waterfalls were very nice But the best part was a special feature that allows you to climb directly up the rocks into the oncoming cascading water because the rocks are sticky.
Make sure you stay longer : the Sticky Waterfalls is a great place for a picnic. There are drinks and light snacks you can buy and Thai-styled bathrooms. there were also picnic tables in the entrance to the park.
If you have time – why not
About 40 minutes from Chiang Mai old city you will find this temple, the Locals say you haven’t truly arrived in Chiang Mai until you’ve been there. For us it was the first temple and we had a nice time walking around and getting all the information from our local guide. my recommendation is always taking a local guide in order to understand more.
Not a must but if you have time – why not
San Kham Pang Village
In this village you can find many arts and crafts outlets because the local products are very popular and I found that the pricing in the north of thailand was lower then in bangkok and the islands. the village is about 9 km away from the city center and we visited the famous umbrella housing.
I must say it felt very touristy but I loved it 😊 to see how they create an umbrella from wood that is made into paper. coloring them and painting on them.
If you are interested to see the process of making the umbrellas and you don’t care about the big shop you have to end your visit there. it’s a very nice place to visit.
Not a must do but a very colourful one.
It seems like the most beautiful attraction and a must do when you visit chiang mai BUT our experience will make you make sure you are going there at the right time.
When I was planning the vacation I gave this area a full day. it’s about 2.5-3 hours from chiang mai going south. the guide told us it’s going to be cold But I didnt think it will be so cold…
We started our visit in with a stop at the Wachirathan waterfall which is the biggest waterfall in the Doi Inthanon National Park it was a good start and we had a good coffee there.
After we drove to the highest point of the mountain to see the rain forest- it was foggy and cold and the kids started to lose it… the mini walk in Ang Ka rain forest trail when its raining and cold was not a good idea.
Then we went to visit King & Queen Pagoda – I was really looking forward to see them because the photo looked amazing but when we arrived I understood i will see fogg and be cold. it was the shortest stop ever:)
We had a nice lunch in the touristic area and shopped at the small market they have there. ( the cheapest place to buy the best dry fruits! don’t miss them )
We skipped the hiking downhill to the hidden terrace waterfall in the forest trail ( with 4 kids it was not realistic to do it in the rain ) but we went to see the terrace rice fields and coffee plantation. we stopped at a small local coffee making family in the white Karen tribe village and tasted the coffee and saw the coffee making process.
This is a great day to do if its not cold and rainy and even if it’s sunny in Chiang Mai you will have to check this in advance. we were there in august. keep this in mind.
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