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  • Karen Long Neck hill tribe village
  • The Royal Flora temple is a great photo opportunity on your Thailand vacation.
  •  A mature male bull elephant in the jungle near Chiang Mai
  • Meditation Buddha statue under a Bodhi tree
  • Phra That Doi Suthep Pagoda on Doi Inthanon mountain

The city of Chiang Mai is located in the northern region of Thailand, approximately 700 kms away from Bangkok. Located in Chiang Mai Province, among the highest mountains in Thailand, the city of Chiang Mai sits at an elevation of 316 metres, giving it a more temperate climate. Once considered a major trading route, the city runs along Ping River, a major tributary to Chao Phraya River.

Chiang Mai, meaning ‘new city’, was founded by King Mengrai in 1296 and succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. Nearby Burma (now Myanmar), as well as troops of the Mongol Empire were constant threats, so the city was surrounded by a wall and moat. Eventually occupied by the Burmese in 1556, Chiang Mai later became part of Siam in 1775. Chiang Mai started growing economically and culturally, and soon became the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand.

Today, Chiang Mai’s walled city is its historic centre, and features 30 ancient Buddhist temples. One of the most famous is Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Founded in 1383, this temple overlooks the city from Doi Suthep Mountain, located 13kms away, and stands as one of Chiang Mai’s cultural icons and can be experienced on Chingmai tours.

Amidst its cultural heritage and found on the outskirts of the city, Chiang Mai features an elephant farm, where visitors can take elephant rides through the lush jungle, leading to the nearby Karen Hill Tribe Village, home to various tribes including the Long Necks, best known for neck rings worn by their women.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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    Discover the land of smiles with a foodie twist – travel to Thailand with Goway and be introduced to the best of its culinary traditions!
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,059
    Trip Type:
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  • Classic Thailand featuring Koh Samui

    A combination of three totally different aspects of Thailand – lively Bangkok with its Grand Palace and temples, Chiang Mai with its quiet charm and scenery and Ko Samui, a charming beach resort.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,196
    Trip Type:
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  • Classic Thailand featuring Phuket

    Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,166
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Classics (Bestsellers), Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Ancient Kingdoms of Siam

    Travel through the heart of old Siam on this Thailand tour that emphasises the cultural aspects of this ancient kingdom. You’ll also explore the history of the River Kwai, old Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,393
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Ancient Kingdoms of Siam incl. Air

    The Ancient Kingdoms of Siam is tailor made for travellers looking to immerse themselves in Thai culture and history. It visits Bangkok, the River Kwai, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai Roam the ruins of this ancient kingdom, and immerse yourself in all it has become, exploring exciting cities and visiting enduring hill tribes.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,039
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Chiang Mai

    The past and present merge in this city rich in traditional heritage and culture. From temples to festivals and from handicrafts to local cuisines, Chiang Mai can’t fail to charm.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 399
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chiang Mai: Chang Phuak Gate Market Evening Street Food Tour

    Chiang Mai comes alive at night, and there's no better way to explore it than by tasting delicious Northern Thai street food at this most famous of Chiang Mai markets. Let your expert guide walk you through the flavours and intricacies of northern Thai street food, from grilled meats to noodle dishes, to fragrant curries, and delicious finger snacks.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Colours of Chiang Mai - Half Day Bike Ride

    This 4-5 hour cycling tour immerses travellers in the rich cultural background of Chiang Mai. This journey will take you to centuries-old temples and ruins, a pottery factory, and a special school. Cycling along the Ping River takes us to several local places, like a candy factory, a local bakery, and other small shops.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Full Day Tour

    Visit the tallest mountain in Thailand on this full day tour from Chiang Mai. This tour takes you to the pagodas of Phra Mahathat Napha Methanidon and Phra Mahathat Naphaphon Phumisiri, as well as a Karen Hill Tribe Village and the Vachiratharn Waterfalls as you explore the mountain of Doi Inthanon, which rises 2,595 metres above sea level.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Meo Half Day Tour

    Explore the historic areas of Chiang Mai, including the old city walls, city gates and moat. See the local market, foreign consulates, government buildings and 'Tapae Gate' before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Elephant Nature Park Full Day Tour

    Spend a day among rescue elephants on this day trip to the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai. After hearing the elephants’ rescue stories, you’ll have the day to feed them, bathe them, and watch them in their rehabilitation, interacting with the herd in one of the world’s foremost animal conservation centres.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Flight of the Gibbon Zip Lining Full Day Tour

    Fly through the sky on this zip lining adventure through the rainforests near Chiang Mai. Zip between 18 platforms, sky bridges, and lowering stations, learning to move like a gibbon in the forest canopies, before taking a break to visit the village of Mae Kompong and its incredible waterfall.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Mai: Long Neck Karen & Boat Full Day Trip

    North of Chiang Mai, you'll find Thailand's famous hilltribe villages. This half day trip combines travel by boat and minibus to take you to villages where life remains largely unchanged by time. You'll visit the women of the Long Neck Karen, with temple and market visits to complete your day.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

    This is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Apart from beautiful spectacular landscapes, it is home to ancient settlements, Buddhist shrines, ethnic villages and exotic hill tribes.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 628
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Thailand with Koh Samui including Airfare

    This Thailand tour brings together the three classic sides of the country. Experience the energy and grandeur of Bangkok, the cultural sights, sounds, and tastes of Chiang Mai, and the beaches and beauty of Koh Samui.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,519
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai: Stay of Distinction

    With a background of terraced rice fields and mountains, this gem is located in a valley just outside the city. Add to this, Four Seasons’ flawless service and you have perfect symmetry.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,194
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Thailand Explorer

    Thailand’s gift to nature, Northern Thailand has breathtaking mountain scenery, secluded jungles, meandering rushing rivers, exotic hill tribes and interesting Buddhist temples.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,219
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Village & Trekking Adventure

    Goway's 4 day Lisu and Lanna Trekking Active and Adventure tour visits Lahu Outpost, Lisu Lodge and Khum Lanna.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 864
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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