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Chiang Mai has a number of museums worth visiting, these include:

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre.
Prapokklao Road, T. Sriphum, A. Muang Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai National Museum
Chiang Mai National Museum is the Main regional museum of the north. The fine Arts Department has assigned this museum to be the centre of education and preservation of art and culture of Chiang Mai and upper northern Thailand, the old Lan Na Kingdom.

Tribal Museum showcases the history of the local mountain tribes.

Walks and Treks (or for nature lovers)

The nearby national parks include Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Pui Suthep and Obkhan.
Doi Pui Suthep National Park is just outside town. From all over Chiang Mai you can see the Wat Doi Suthep Buddhist temple looking down on the town from Doi Suthep mountain, it is a favorite place to visit for tourists and locals alike. Chiang Mai hiking group organizes free weekly hikes often in the Doi Pui Suthep National Park and has a map of hiking trails on their web site

Elephant Nature Park: Approximately 60(37 mi) north of the city or about one hour drive, the Elephant Nature Park is home to approximately 30 rescued elephants. You can visit the park with options ranging from a day trip to volunteering.

About 45 minutes outside of the city is the village of
Mae Kon Phong. It's home to tea and coffee plantations and has an eco-friendly zipline tour, Flight of the Gibbon, which donates 10% of the profit to gibbon reintroduction and rainforest conservation. You can explore over 2 miles of the rainforest canopy on this zip-line tour which takes about 3 hours.

There are a number of walk or elephant treks in the Chiang Mai area. Some of these include visits to some of the local Thai tribes which gives the visitor a chance to see some local dress and customs.

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