Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains. Go to Doi Ang Khang, there are gorgeous views and real mountains, but it is cold here in winter. However, you can explore caves here. The most famous are Tham Lod and Chiang Dao. Be sure to climb Doi Suthep Mountain. You can walk together with pilgrims, hundreds of them come here annually in May and go to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, or explore the amazing nature Park Doi Suthep. Those who are fond of meditation should attend courses at Wat Umong. You will be provided with free accommodation and food, and you can stay here for any period, you just need to make a donation before leaving. Another place where you can learn to meditate is Wat Sri Gerd, located in the heart of the Old Town. You can also just talk to the monks here. If you are a real naturalist- don’t miss the chance to watch local birds. The nature of the Northern region is surprisingly diverse and attracts thousands of amateur ornithologists every year. The best place for this is Doi Inthanon National Park. If you want to fly like a bird, go to the Mae Rim mountain district There are all conditions for extreme time spending, but it is safe enough for bungee jumping. Vicinity of the city provides excellent conditions for a mountain bike. You can not just ride on the slopes, but also to go on an organized trip to the mountain tribes. There are many mountain rivers and rivulets in the province – there are excellent conditions for rafting and kayaking.
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