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The Chiang Mai Old Town

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

184 Ratchamanka Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"If you're staying at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel, don't miss the opportunity to explore the nearby temples early in the morning before the crowds arrive - the peaceful atmosphere is truly enchanting. And after a long day of sightseeing, head to the hotel's rooftop bar at sunset for stunning views of the city and a refreshing cocktail."

What is The Chiang Mai Old Town?

The Chiang Mai Old Town is a historic district located in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a walled and moated area that preserves the city's rich cultural heritage and ancient architecture. The Old Town is known for its charming streets, traditional temples, and bustling markets.

History of The Chiang Mai Old Town

The history of The Chiang Mai Old Town dates back to the 13th century when it was founded as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The city served as an important center for trade and culture in northern Thailand. Over the centuries, Chiang Mai faced various dynastic changes and influences from neighboring regions, resulting in a unique blend of architecture and traditions.

When planning your tours in Chiang Mai don't forget to visit Chiang Mai Old Town.

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Why is The Chiang Mai Old Town Important?

The Chiang Mai Old Town holds immense significance as a cultural and historical landmark. It serves as a living testament to the city's ancient roots and showcases the rich heritage of the Lanna Kingdom. The preservation of the Old Town allows visitors to experience the authentic charm and traditions of Chiang Mai.

Things to Do & See at The Chiang Mai Old Town

  • Wat Chedi Luang: This ancient Buddhist temple is a must-visit attraction in the Old Town. It features a towering chedi (stupa) that dates back to the 15th century.

  • Tha Pae Gate: As one of the main entrances to the Old Town, Tha Pae Gate is a historical landmark that offers a glimpse into Chiang Mai's ancient fortifications.

  • Night Bazaar: The Night Bazaar is a lively market where visitors can shop for local handicrafts, textiles, and sample delicious Thai street food.

  • Wat Phra Singh: This revered temple houses the famous Phra Singh Buddha statue, known for its exquisite craftsmanship. It is a prominent religious site in Chiang Mai.

  • Three Kings Monument: The Three Kings Monument is a statue dedicated to the three kings who played a significant role in Chiang Mai's history. It is a popular spot for photos.

  • Local Cuisine: Exploring the Old Town is incomplete without savoring the authentic flavors of northern Thai cuisine. Visitors can indulge in street food stalls, traditional restaurants, and local delicacies.

Aside from these attractions, The Chiang Mai Old Town offers numerous hidden gems, such as hidden alleyways, ancient city walls, and traditional teak houses. It is also a hub for cultural festivals, art galleries, and traditional performances.

Visiting The Chiang Mai Old Town is like stepping back in time while immersing oneself in the vibrant present. 

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With its rich history, architectural wonders, and vibrant atmosphere, The Chiang Mai Old Town is a destination that captures the hearts of travelers from around the world.

Frequently asked questions

What are the amenities offered at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel?

The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center.

Is breakfast included in the room rate at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel?

Yes, breakfast is included in the room rate at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel.

Does The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel have a parking facility?

Yes, The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel provides free parking for its guests.

What is the check-in and check-out time at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel?

The check-in time at The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel is 2:00 PM, and the check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Does The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel offer airport transportation?

Yes, The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel provides airport transportation for its guests. Please contact the hotel in advance to arrange the details.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

184 Ratchamanka Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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