Sitting in the Mae Ping River basin, Chiang Mai Province is blessed with pristine natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. The Mae Ping, one of the major tributaries of the Chao Phraya River, originates in the Daen Lao mountains. The highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon at 2,565 metres, is also located in Chiang Mai Province.
For visitors, Chiang Mai province offers everything from beautiful national parks to historical and cultural sights, as well as outdoor activities such as trekking, rafting and cycling.
The presence of numerous hill tribes that feature a wealth of unique cultures enhances Chiang Mai’s distinctive diversity. Hill tribe trekking, often combined with river rafting has always been one of Chiang Mai’s greatest tourist attractions. Moreover, visitors can visit workshops where they can learn about the production of silk or silver, and purchase memorable, hand-crafted souvenirs. With such a diverse range of attractions and an equally grand selection of dining and accommodation options, Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy the ultimate Thailand holiday.