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Naree Pon, Tree Women

One of the greatest mysteries in Thailand surrounds the existence of Tree Women known as Naree Pon or Makalipon. Naree Pon are like fruit Faeries, females with perfect form and great beauty but miniature in size. Legend has it that the God Indra ( Phra Indra or Phra-In in Thailand) created a magical forest as
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The X Centre is an x-treme sports centre in Chiang Mai and of all the activities they offer none are more extreme than the Bungy or Bungee Jump. The sign at the foot of the 50 meter high tower says it all, “Come here if you Dare”. Our intrepid photographer, Oak, did not really need
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Ganesh Museum, Chiang Mai

Ganesh or Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu God of wisdom is nearly as well known in Thailand as in India. In Chiang Mai, followers of the Lord Ganesh are extremely fortunate in having the very first Ganesh Museum in Thailand. In Thailand, ganesh or Ganesha is known as Phra Pikanayt. The Ganesh Museum is the
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Op Khan National Park

Op Khan National Park on the outskirts of Chiang Mai is somewhat neglected in favour of Chiang Mai’s rather better known tourist attractions. Whilst this does help to preserve the peace and tranquility of Op Khan, it is a great shame that this National Park with its outstanding natural scenic beauty is not enjoyed by
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Queen Sirikit Garden

In 1994, Her Majesty the Queen gave permission for the Maesa Botanic Garden to be renamed as the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden. The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is located just outside Chiang Mai on the Maerim-Samoeng road, on the edge of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park and serves as a conservation centre for endangered plants
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Reggae Music in the Park

The very first Chiang Mai Smile Full Moon Party will be held on 27th February 2010 at Huay Tung Tao, just outside Chiang Mai. The Reggae Music in the Park will feature several Bands playing Rock, Ska, Reggae and Latin music together with DJs selecting the very best of Hiphop, Techno and Electro music. The
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The 2011 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the 4th to the 6th February, 2011 The annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the highlights of the year in Chiang Mai. The 2010 Chiang Mai Flower Festival is the 34th and is held this year on 5th-7th February. With a carnival atmosphere,
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This Thai Wat, Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, more commonly referred to as Wat Umong, is a 700 year old forest Temple on Suthep Road in Chiang Mai. Whilst there are several legends concerning the building of Wat Umong, its true origins are unknown. Within a relatively short time after the construction of Wat Umong, it
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The Thai Festival, the Borsang Umbrella Festival, is one of the most colourful events of the year in Chiang Mai. This Thai festival celebrates umbrellas which have been made in Borsang for nearly 100 years and have now become one of the best known symbols of Chiang Mai. The Borsang Umbrella Festival is a unique
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Our secret forest with its sacred grove is the Buatong Waterfall and Jed Sii Fountain Forest Park which is located deep in the forest of the Mae Taeng National Park. Buatong waterfall has a drop of over 100m and has 3 levels. At the top of the waterfall where there are several pools of crystal clear water, is a magnificent viewpoint across to the nearby hills.

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