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Places to visit in Chiang Dao

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What to see in Chiang Dao

In Chiang Dao, in the city, apart from the Tuesday market, there is nothing to see but a few kilometers around, you can find several interesting places starting with the Wat Tham Chiang Dao, the temple of the Chiang Dao caves, a must visit place when you come here. Climbing up Doi Chiang Dao mountain is also interesting especially for the view at the top but be careful, do not go alone. You also have to get an approval from the Wildlife Conservation Office or the National Parks Department. There are some temples perched on the moutains like Wat Tham Pha Plong 3-4 kilometers from the cave temple. I also recommend, except in the dry season (there is no water), the Sri Sungwan waterfall and just before Pong Arng Hot Springs to relax. Alternatively, you have many trails and mountain bike rides you can do by hiring a local guide (like Koko from the Go Koko Guesthouse - Tel: 089-265-8154).
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Chiang Dao or from Chiang Dao. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Chiang Dao

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Wat Tham Chiang Dao

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My opinion :
Wat Tham Chiang Dao, cave temple offers a beautiful scenery with a pond and fish and allows to visit a beautiful 360-meter-long lit cave, Wat Tham Phra No. There are others but for which you have to hire a local guide with an oil lamp if you want to visit them.
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Wat Tham Pha Plong

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My opinion :
Located just after the Chiang Dao caves, this temple perched in the mountains offers a peaceful setting. It is a recognized meditation center and it is true that the landscape calls for peace of mind. Signs with Buddhist wisdom will accompany you through the ascent to the temple.
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My opinion :
This waterfall about twenty kilometers from Chiang Dao is not the most impressive in Thailand but is very pretty just like all its surroundings. You can swim there for a refreshing bath. On the way, there are some interesting stops to make.
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My opinion :
In a bucolic setting, the basins with naturally warm water welcome you for a very pleasant relaxing bath to end the day. a visit to be coupled with the Sri Sungwan waterfall a bit further on the road. The entrance ticket gives access to both places.
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Tours in Chiang Dao and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

2 days trek in chiang dao: to the summit of doi luang
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2 days trek in Chiang Dao: to the Summit Of Doi Luang

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Go on a 2-day trek to conquer Mount Doi Luang in Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai province. It is one of the peaks in Thailand offering the most beautiful sights. The ascent is only open 4 months a year.

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Saturday Walking Street (Kad Phra Non)

saturday walking street (kad phra non)

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Khao Wang Thong Cave

khao wang thong cave

It is the most famous cave in the <a href='/en/cities/nakhon-si-thammarat' titlte='nakhon si thammarat'>Nakhon Si Thammarat</a> province where Khanom district is located. The interior rooms with...


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Khanom Kai Pa Tai shop

khanom kai pa tai shop

Cookies similar to madeleines a little more airy of this small shop are famous throughout the region. This is really an address for gourmands who will be delighted to eat them just out of the oven.


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Natural fish spas

natural fish spas

There is a small stretch of river near Khanom, just before the province of Surat Thani, which is known for its small fishes that eat dead skin. You sit on a ban in the watercourse, dive your feet...


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