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Chiang Dao

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  • Chiang Dao Cave
    3.5 stars

    Tham Chiang Dao, the area's trademark tourist attraction, consists of more than 12 kilometres of underground passages and caverns, though much of it is not accessible to tourists. ... read more

  • Hiking
    4 stars

    There are some easy hikes you can do on your own around Chiang Dao, such as a marked nature trail or a climb up to a mountain temple. Like much of Thailand's mountainous north -- Doi Inthanon, Doi Ang Khang, Pha Hom Pok), the area is renowned as a bird watching mecca. The cool upper elevations ... read more

  • Temples
    3.5 stars

    Chiang Dao is home to several temples that are worth a look while you're having a wander around town. Wat Mae It boasts some unusual sculptures while Wat Don Sri Sa-ard is beautifully set. ... read more

  • Markets
    3.5 stars

    As with just about every town in the country, from the very early morning through to the evening, Chiang Dao offers a few local markets to explore and enjoy -- mostly for their people-watching and snack opportunities. The ones you'll most likely encounter ... read more

  • Pha Daeng National Park
    4 stars

    One of Thailand’s larger national parks, at 1,225 square kilometres, but also one of its least visited, remote Pha Daeng lies in the very far north of Chiang Mai province and abuts the Burmese border. ... read more

  • Doi Chiang Dao
    4.5 stars

    Doi Chiang Dao must be one of the most gorgeous and impressive standalone mountains in Thailand. Jutting steeply into the sky, and clearly visible from town, this limestone behemoth -- the third largest mountain in the country -- casts a regal presence over the valley. If you’re considering ... read more

  • Arunothai
    4 stars

    Head north out of Chiang Dao on Route 1322 until Thailand runs out -- around 50 kilometres along a great road -- and you hit the Burmese frontier. There you’ll find the remote, border village of Arunothai. ... read more

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