Chiang Mai, Thailand
This is a souvenir acrylic fridge magnet of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai the capital of Chiang Mai Province, located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is situated along the Ping River. In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors annually. The nearby national parks include Doi Inthanon National Park, which includes Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand; Doi Pui Suthep; and Obkhan.Doi Pui Suthep National Park is just outside town. From all over Chiang Mai you can see the Wat Doi Suthep Buddhist temple looking down on the town from Doi Suthep mountain. Elephant Nature Park: Approximately 60 km (37 mi) north of the city or about one hour drive, the Elephant Nature Park is home to approximately 30 rescued elephants. Hill-tribe tourism and trekking: A large number of tour companies offer organized treks among the local hills and forests on foot and on elephant back. Most also involve visits to the various local hill tribes. These include representatives from the Akha, Hmong, Karen, and Lisu tribes.
Nightlife In Chiang Mai
Nightlife consists of numerous bars, several discotheques and live music venues. The discotheques play a variety of music, ranging from electronic dance music to reggae, while live music venues feature solo artists. Loi Kroh Road, in the center of the city, is well-known for the hostess bars that are located along the length of most of the street—the street also features a walk-in arcade, with a Muay Thai boxing ring, near the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Live music venues are located in several areas: along the Ping River near Nawarat Bridge; along Immanent road in the western part of the city; or in the vicinity of the night bazaar. The Playhouse Theatre, on Chang Puak road in the old city, offers nightly shows and entertainment, performed by Thai national performers, featuring contemporary jazz, ballet and tap dance performances; the 350-seat venue also offers a unique Lanna dining experience, surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. Karaoke lounges can be found throughout the city, with many found on Chiang Mai Land Road. Go-go bars can be found in Chiang Mai, but they are less significant in comparison to karaoke venues.