the island shaped like a nail in the sea is called James Bond Island since its appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun.
in Lanna style, it housed the statue of Emerald that now is in Wat Phra Keo in Bangkok and has a copy of it.
also known as Wat Yai, it is an important place of pilgrimage for the Thai. Its Chinnarat Buddha is one of the most revered in the country.
Songkran, the Thai New Year is approaching (April 13-15) and Chiang Mai is probably the most popular and lively destination for this festival. I just got the official schedule... Songkran 2018 in Chiang MaiThe official program starts on April 1...