The Chiang Mai City is an interesting mix of the old and the new – centuries old Chedis and temples stand next to convenience stores and boutique hotels. Visit the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple for the stunning views it offers of the city and of the surrounding plains. The 600-year-old Wat Chedi Luang temple at Chiang Mai has a towering chedi. The Wat Chiang Yuan temple is ancient but well maintained by the Burmese and Shan communities. For nature lovers there is a green mountain range to the west and the Ping River to the east. Visit the Rim valley for elephant camps, orchid farms and butterfly ranches. Walk down Borsang road and you can pick up traditional handicrafts like silk, silver and wood that is produced locally and sold in the city as souvenirs. Take a family vacation to the city of Chiang Mai and appreciate the beauty of ancient temples and mountains.
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