Chiang Mai Historic Sites

With its long Lanna history, Chiang Mai boasts historical and cultural sites that will fascinate your inner explorer. The city has over 300 temples and natural beauty in abundance further afield.

Chiang Mai Old City

There are over 300 temples within the city of Chiang Mai itself, some of which date back to the 13th century. Further afield, you will find more ancient ruins. Spend at least one afternoon exploring the many attractions within the Old City gates: on foot, by bicycle or with a traditional tuk-tuk.

  • Traditional Lanna culture
  • Wat Chedi Luang
  • Wat Phra Singh
  • Local cuisine

Phra That Doi Suthep Temple

This temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep", although this is actually the name of the mountain where it is located. It is a sacred site far many Thai people, located about 20 km from Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai. Hike up the mountain, rent a motorbike, or hop into a songthaew (Red Taxi Car) to get there. Breath-taking views over Chiang Mai await those who make the journey.

  • Thai Lanna art
  • Famous Chiang Mai landmark
  • Impressive views of Chiang Ma
  • Beautiful nature

Lanna Folklife Museum

The Lanna Folklife Museum, which is the brainchild of a Chiang Mai Municipality Mayor, is a good start for those heading to Chiang Mai. After walking through the exhibition rooms in this compact museum, you are bound to see the "The most splendid city of culture" in a different light. The Lanna Folklife Museum features 18 exhibition rooms related to religion, culture, ways of life and costumes.

  • Cultural attraction
  • Learn about Chiang Mai history
  • Located within the Old City

Nature Activities

After a short drive out of the city, you will find yourself in the hills of Chiang Mai. Hidden among the peaks and valleys are caves, stunning waterfalls and some of Thailand’s amazing flora and fauna, much of it preserved for posterity in some of the kingdom’s popular national parks.

  • Nature experiences
  • Doi Suthep National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Beautiful waterfalls