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Short stay in Chiang Mai Guide

Destination(s): Chiang Mai

So you only have 24 hours here or less. It's OK I forgive you. I know you'll be back to explore so much more here. Until then, check out this guide for your short visit. Kup Koon Kha! read more about Short stay in Chiang Mai Guide

Tha Pae Gate

Tha Pae Gate

  • Tha Pae Road
  • tel:+66 53 24 8604
  • Chiang Mai, 50200
Chiang Mai Biking

Chiang Mai Biking

  • Moo Baan Nai Fun 1 , Moo 3 , Soi 2 , 135/48, Pa-Dead , Amphur Muang
  • tel:053-282055, 081-0320011
  • Visit website
  • Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Biking offers one of the best ways to see Chiang Mai. The tour company takes a maximum of 8 people on cycling excursions around the city, where participants can see and learn about its rich cultural background. The route heads through the south of the city and includes quiet green land roads, temples and ruins dating back hundreds of years. The tour has some interesting stops along the way including a Chinese temple, a former leper colony, a special monk school, a local bakery and a candy factory to sugar-up for the ride home. Those with limited fitness shouldn't worry too much, the tour is more serene than strenuous and stops every hour for a short rest with drinks provided. Halfway through the trip, a small Thai meal is provided in a local restaurant. The bikes are imported from the US and feature 24 speeds and front shocks. Chiang Mai Biking's 'Colour's of Chiang Mai' tour is a good choice to discover parts of the city and the culture you might otherwise miss.
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Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Bo Sang Umbrella Village

  • Charoen Muang Road (Road 1006)
  • 9 kilometers out of town
  • tel:+ 66 53 24 8604
  • Chiang Mai, 50000

Bo Sang umbrella makers know how to make a beautiful umbrella, they should – they have been practicing the art form for more than two centuries. Bo Sang umbrellas are typically made with using Saa paper (from the bark of the mulberry tree), but can also been seen in silk and cotton. All the umbrellas are adorned with beautiful hand-painted northern Thai designs including landscapes, local flora and fauna. Already one of the most popular souvenirs with foreign and Thai tourists, Bo Sang umbrellas are made in a variety of sizes from giant parasol's to the tiny ones you see in your favorite cocktail. The third week of January is the best time to visit the Umbrella Village. This is the time when Bo Sang holds its yearly festival and the village is brightly decorated and illuminated by lanterns. A sneak peak into some of the wooden houses reveals hundreds of umbrellas hung from the rafters and roof beams. The Umbrella Factory in Chiang Mai is where you can go to see every stage of the process it takes to make a paper umbrella. The Umbrella Factory features a large gift shop with a good variety of local wares. read more about Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Whole Earth Restaurant

Whole Earth Restaurant

  • 88 Sridonchai Road
  • Amphoe Mueang
  • tel:+66 53 28 2463
  • Chiang Mai, 50100