Chiang Mai – Get Closer to Nature and Reboot your Headspace

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Chiang Mai – Get closer to Nature and Reboot your Headspace
Today’s guest post by Team TripHobo is all about indulging in experiences that connect you with nature and help you engage with a city, be it Chiang Mai of Thailand, in a different level.
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Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” So true this thought is! The bounty of nature makes one understand the meaning of life and unveil the mysteries that come across it.

Being brought up in a town surrounded by lakes and forests, I always found Nature as my guide. The hills and valleys of Chiang Mai taught me that Nature is cheaper than any therapy in the world and whenever you feel low, take shelter in the lap of Nature, and all your pains and worries will vanish soon. So, if you are about to plan your trip to Thailand, and Chiang Mai is there in your itinerary, let me explain how you can reboot your headspace with the help of natural surroundings of Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai is popular across the world for its mist shrouded mountains and lush green valleys. Apart from this, you can feel the sense of spirituality in the air of this city as it is known for thousands of Buddhist temples (wat in Thai). Some of these eye-catching temples include Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Umong, Wat Sri Suphan, Wat Lok Molee, and more. All of these temples are surrounded by big Buddha statues, aromatic incense and candles, paintings of monks and elephants, flags, and Stupas. The temples are centuries old, and therefore, while a slice of history awaits you here, the chanting sounds by monks (who have been praying here since ages), will make you feel the presence of God. A few of the temples in the city also have a “Monk Chat” program where you can unwind your mind and seek guidance.

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If you are bored of the chaos and nightlife of Bangkok, and now you are searching for a serene place just to relax and meditate upon your thoughts, the lush green countryside of Chiang Mai is perfect in every aspect. People often refer Chiang Mai as “The Rose of the North”, and the reason is the city’s fascinating natural beauty and cultural heritage. The endless rice paddies that you will find at every corner of the city, tranquil lakes, and lush forests make the atmosphere full of phenomenal calmness. If you don’t want to drive away, visit Huay Tung Tao Lake; want to gaze at something gorgeous falls, head to Bua Tong Sticky Waterfall; want to experience something magical, come to Chiang Dao Caves. In addition to these, the picturesque village of Mae Kampong with its fairytale setting and hot springs should be a part of your travel planning.

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The spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples and the mountainous surroundings of Chiang Mai are sure to bring you peace and comfort. But if you are still not satisfied, there is a lot to do in the city to be delighted from within. Get a foot massage in a rehabilitation center, taste the mouthwatering Thai cuisine (you can join a Thai cooking class too), drink the Ceylon tea (Cha Yen in Thai), enjoy a ride through the city in songthaew, bathe an elephant in the Elephant Nature Park, and soon you will realize the joy of celebrating little things in life. So, don’t wait and get ready to explore the natural beauty of Chiang Mai to rejuvenate and relax.

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22 thoughts on “Chiang Mai – Get Closer to Nature and Reboot your Headspace

  1. Chiang Mai is very peaceful. I had visited the umbrella making factory and done an adventure activity too. I am glad you showed a different side of it. I had also celebrated Songkran, the water festival of Thailand in Chiang Mai.

    Manjulika

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  2. I am yet to explore the beautiful and serene Chiang Mai! Your post truely tempted me to pack my bags amd experience this magical place in reality. Thank you Triphobo for taking me on a virtual tour of Chian Mai.

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  3. Thailand has long been on the list and we have been reading a lot of posts on Chaing Mai so it will definitely be on the list. We love visiting Buddhist temples for its tranquil and spiritual aura so no doubt our favorite thing to do in Chaing Mai would be Buddhist temple hopping. Also good to know that the apart from temples Chaing Mai is also known for the rice paddies, lakes and lush forest, will definitely enjoy a visit here.

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  4. Lovely post! Chang Mai looks incredibly beautiful. I was in Thailand last month, but unfortunately I couldn’t visit Chang Mai. Added it to my bucket list for next time. Love the Thai temples and historical places. 🙂

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  5. I also believe that, remaining close to nature purifies our soul. I always thought that, Thailand is full of skyscrapers and busy city life because of Bangkok. But you have found a hidden gem – Chiang mai surrounded by pristine nature. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I totally agree with getting closer to nature in Chiang Mai. I had the most amazing time in the rose of the north, and much preferred it to Bangkok. The temples there are gorgeous too!

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  7. As someone who totally loves nature, this post resonated so well with me. The connection between being exposed to nature and wellness of body, mind and spirit has been shown to be true in many recent studies. Chiang Mai, and Thailand more broadly clearly has an abundance of beauty in their landscapes, flora etc, not to mention how lovely the Thai people are. Great post.

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  8. We loved Chiang Mai! It’s just so different from Bangkok with the greenery. Do you recommend Pai too? Pai was probably our favourite place in all of Thailand 🇹🇭

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