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14 Thursday APACRS 2018 versity has collected and maintained several houses and rice granaries to showcase and preserve traditional Lanna lifestyles. These include a colonial house (Heuan Lung Que) and several examples of traditional a townsfolk homes that recreate what Lanna village life was like. Chiang Mai Zoo 100 Huaykaew Road +66-053-210-374 Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. http://www.chiangmaizoo.peam.biz Located 4 kilometers from down- town Chiang Mai in the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui, the Chiang Mai Zoo features a zone with African animals, a Nahonping bird park, a panda house, an aquarium, koalas, an Indian rhino, Asian elephants, a petting zoo, and more. Bhubing Rajanives Palace Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang +66-053-219-932 Hours: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The royal family's winter home is open to the public when the king and his family are not in residence. Proper attire, including no shorts, dresses of the correct length, and no bare shoulders, is required. Admis- sion for foreigners is 50 THB, 20 THB for native Thai adults. EW now-headless statue of Phra Singh Buddha. The Old City also features the Lanna Folklife Museum, which has a 90 THB entrance fee. Wiang Kum Kam A few miles outside of Chiang Mai along the Ping River is the city of Wiang Kum Kam, which once served as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Like Chiang Mai, Wiang Kum Kam features several temples, including Wat Chedi Liam and Wat Pu Pia. Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden 9 Mae Rim Amphoe Mae Rim, Chang Wat +66-053-1234 Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., daily http://www.qsbg.org/QSBGenglishweb/index. html The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden features flora native to Thailand in both curated and natural settings. Lanna Traditional House Museum 239 Huay Kaew Road +66-053-943-6245 Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday; 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday–Sunday http://cpac.cmu.ac.th/en/en-gallery.php?- gal_type=1 The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture of Chiang Mai Uni- Wat Phra That (or Doi Suthep temple) A mountain temple with a shrine to Buddha and the white elephant can be reached via a hike, motor- bike, or a songthaew (red truck/cab) ride. Visitors should be prepared to climb just over 300 steps to the temple, but a tram is also available. This location on Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep) also provides a view of the city below. Chiang Mai Old City Surrounded by a wall and a moat, the Old City of Chiang Mai boasts many attractions within its walls. The Old City is home to a few of Chiang Mai's hundreds of temples. Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara, for example, is the partially restored ruins of a 15 th century temple that was partially destroyed in a 16 th -cen- tury earthquake. Wat Phra Singh is another temple in the Old City, dating back to 1345, located at the end of Rachadamnoen Road. One of the shrines on the grounds is Phra Viharn Lai Kam, which houses a Doi Inthanon The highest peak in Thailand features hiking opportunities on the mountain and walking oppor- tunities around groomed parks, which feature pagodas honoring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Mother Sirikit. The park itself is a two-hour drive from Chiang Mai. It will require a driver or rented bike if you wish to see all there is to see on the mountain. Chiang Mai National Museum 451 Moo 2, Chiang Mai Super Highway- Lampang Road +66-053-221-308 Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday The Chiang Mai National Museum currently has six exhibits on display that present information about the culture and tradition of this and other northern provinces of Thai- land, collectively known as Lanna. Artifacts highlight the history of the region, its political ties, commercial and economics, and tribal life, in addition to fine art. Admission is 30 THB. Chiang Mai Attractions There is much to see and do within Chiang Mai and its neighboring areas. Explore the Old City and local temples or venture outside the city for some historic sites.

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