Chiang Mai: The Internationally Renowned Northern Destination for Tourism and Living (Cover)

“Chiang Mai”, a city famous as a tourist destination in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is a perfect blend of urban and nature. Beside its lush nature, Chiang Mai offers amenities that are perfect for urban lifestyle including Shopping areas, numerous fresh markets, hospitals, schools, and world-class universities. 

Many natural scenic sites scatter around Chiang Mai
Many natural scenic sites scatter around Chiang Mai

Many natural scenic sites scatter around Chiang Mai. Doi Suthep-Pui National Park located within the vicinity of the city. Doi Pui is the highest peak of this National Park, sitting tall at 1,685 meters above sea-level, surrounded by large forests and mountains. Doi Suthep and Doi Pui house the sacred and highly respected Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Bhubing Palace, which are an important part of Northern Thai culture. 

Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park comprises 301,500 Rai that covers wide areas of mountain ranges and rainforest. Doi Inthanon sits tall at 2,565 meters above sea level and is the tallest peak in Thailand. Many rivers originate from this region, including the famous Mae Ping river which is the main resource for electricity generation at the Bhumibol Dam in  the nearby Tak province. The natural beauty of this region extends beyond mountains and forests. Mae Ya waterfall is among the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. Its beauty is truly legendary and famed among nature lovers. 

Chiang Mai city
Chiang Mai city

Chaing Mai night safari is an open zoo located in Chiang Mai city. It covers an area of 819 Rai, making it the first night zoo in Thailand and the largest night zoo in the world. Chiang Mai night safari operates during both daytime and nighttime, making it an attraction that can be enjoyed all day long. 

Chiang Mai is the center of astronomy of Southeast Asia. The National Observatory is home to the largest telescope in Southeast Asia. With a diameter of 2.4 meters and the perfect location right on the equator, this gigantic telescope offers a clear view of both Northern and Southern sky. Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand are a major part of the Thai astronomical research society. Both complexes are located in Chiang Mai, which reflects the significance of Chiang Mai beyond the local research society, but extended to the global scientific research society. 

The economic center of Chiang Mai lies on the Nimmanhaemin road. The area comprises many stores, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues. It’s simply, “the most popular street in Chiang Mai”.  

When talking about residences, there are plenty of options in Chiang Mai including condominiums, villas, townhomes, single houses, and more. Single-detached house rentals in Chiang Mai are in high demand among foreigners, expats, tourists, and retirees .    

Single-detached house rentals in Chiang Mai have rental yield at 6% to 10% annually. Rental rate for a single-detached house, 120 – 250 sqm, with 2 to 5 bedrooms, is 20,000 – 80,000 Baht per month depending on the house condition, amenities, furnitures, and designs. 

Single detached houses in chiang may rental yield
rankings place Chiang Mai in the top 5 destinations for tourism

Many rankings place Chiang Mai in the top 5 destinations for tourism and living due to the perfect blend between the 700 year cultural heritage and scenic mountain landscape. The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 21.5% cheaper than in Bangkok. There are 22 international schools in Chiang Mai. The new infrastructure is on the horizon including the new 7,000 Rai Lanna International airport and the 669 km high speed rail between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. 

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