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Things to see and do

Chiang Dao Cave
Around 6km west of Chiang Dao town

Chiang Dao’s famous caves, the area’s trademark tourist attraction, consist of more than 12 kilometres of underground passages and caverns, though much of it is not accessible to ... Read more about Chiang Dao Cave .

Hiking

Without necessarily summiting the third highest mountain in the kingdom there are plenty of excellent, shorter and easier treks on offer around Chiang Dao as well as alternative two-day hikes. ... Read more about Hiking .

Temples
Scattered around Chiang Dao town

While we’re not suggesting going all the way to Chiang Dao just to see them, if you’ve done the caves, been on a hike, checked out Makham Pom and still have some time on your hands then there are a couple of temples in town that we’d say are worth a look. ... Read more about Temples .

Markets
Scattered around Chiang Dao town

Chiang Dao’s two small, daily municipal markets—there’s a morning and an afternoon one—don’t hold more than minimal interest for casual visitors but the town does have two very good weekly, street versions which are certainly worth a look if you’re in town on the right ... Read more about Markets .

Pha Daeng National Park
Moo 3, Muang Na District, Chiang Dao
T: (053) 046 370

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 abutting the Burmese ... Read more about Pha Daeng National Park .

Doi Luang and Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
Park office: At the end of the prolongation of Chiang Dao Cave road past The Nest and at the foot of Wat Tham Pla Plong, Ban Tham, Chiang Dao
T: (053) 456 623

The spectacular and rugged limestone massif of Doi Luang, often simply called Doi Chang Dao, is officially Thailand’s third highest peak at some 2,225 metres (figures do vary slightly) and the hike to the summit is one of the area’s most popular ... Read more about Doi Luang and Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary .

Arunothai
Around 50km from Chiang Dao

If you head north out of Chiang Dao on Highway 1322 until Thailand runs out, you’ll hit the Burmese frontier and the remote, border village of Arunothai. ... Read more about Arunothai .

Makham Pom Art Space
480, Moo 2. Around 2 kms east of town across the Ping River Bridge
T: (053) 456 016

Makham Pom Art Space is a very interesting, well-designed and pleasantly laid-out arts complex, located a short ride across the Ping River to the east of Chiang Dao. ... Read more about Makham Pom Art Space .





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