One of the most important cities in Thailand is Chiang Mai. Located at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain, it is a pleasant destination if you find yourself on holiday in this beautiful country. The city combines gracefully tradition and peaceful serenity with the buzz of the modern world. Chiang Mai is considered by many somehow bohemian, streets are filled with cafes, pubs and live music shows. Libraries, cultural centers and art galleries are to be found at each step and also the youthful attitude is maintained by the students from the 7 universities around the city.
Since it was built in the 13th century, the city bares a lot of history and cultural past. More than 300 temples are located in the region. The most famous temple is What Phra That Doi Suthep, the view from its terrace over the city is amazing and the entire atmosphere is so peaceful. Near the temple, you can find an interesting jewelry shop specialized in jade ornaments.
Another interesting place you have to visit is Mae Rim, an area in the northern part of the city where a lot of tourist attractions can be found. The most popular are elephant rides, orchid displays and rafting. If you are really lucky you might even get the chance to touch a tiger in the Tiger Kingdome.
Thailand and Chiang Mai are extraordinary holiday destinations and interesting adventures and places are ready to be discovered.