Located in Thailand’s northern mountains, Chiang Mai is a small city with several temples, markets, and many other attractions. Encounter misty mountains and colourful hills including good shopping sites too in this quaint city.

The Elephant Sanctuary

To feed the elephants and to wash them yourself, the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai is the place to visit during your holiday. If you choose Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites for your holiday stay, it is just a 40 minutes’ drive away. Make sure you allocate a day or even half a day for this in order to get the full experience.

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Temples in Chiang Mai

There are over 300 temples in this small city, no matter which venue you select to spend your holiday at, among many of the Chiang Mai residences, you will definitely find a temple nearby to which you can always walk to. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Chet Yot are just a few of them.

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The night market bazaar

To purchase things for yourself as gifts and souvenirs in Chiang Mai, its Night Market Bazaar is the best to walk in to. The market does not lack street food that you’ll definitely fall in love with. You will also come across clothes at unbelievably cheap prices.

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Chiang Mai 3D Museum

It’s more popular with families because kids just love the 3D moments you find here at this ‘Art in Paradise’. The paintings here are amazing and for an enhanced experience, always have the AR app downloaded when you enter.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+