Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ecotourism in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has many tourism spots in terms of such natural attractions as mountains, cultural and historical sites which reflect the glories of Chiang Mai civilization and a sophisticated infrastructure. Chiang Mai has been proud of the city’s 700 year history. Its rich traditional heritage and unique culture is a perfect foundation for the development of the city. Thailand government is now looking forward to the policy about tourism development with emphasis in community participation, safety of tourists and non-exploitation. The national parks system in Chiang Mai has great opportunities for the ecotourism industry.Tourists can enjoy trekking, elephant shows, cycling tours, rafting and bird washing. Chiang Mai offers unique opportunities for the adventures. Lush hills and virgin forests are scenic backdrops that will make tourists trekking by foot or on elephant back truly memorable. The most popular trails are in Doi Inthanon National Park where over 300 bird species and a wide variety of orchids and other flowers can be seen. Chiang Mai also has a lot to offer to bird lovers. Its forests, perfect wildlife sanctuaries, are good observation spots for bird watching activities. Among several popular places are Doi Inthanon and Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai’s mountainous terrain and scenic destinations make the province perfect for both cycling and mountain biking. Alternatively, it is possible to experience the scenery along Maenam Ping which flows peachfully through villages, old temples, farms, etc. Chiang Mai, as well as, provides good opportunities of rafting using bamboo or rubber rafts, as there are lots of rivers and streams flowing throughout the province. All rivers flow throughout the province. All rivers flow through lush forests and hill tribe settlements.Tourists can also buy hill tribe products. Exotic, traditional and unique, products are sold by hill tribe people dressed in traditional costumes. It is not possible to resist buying one of the hand-made silver ornaments, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, hairpins, pipes, and embroidered items that are available.Ecotourism in Chiang Mai can be both natural and cultural ways in the same times. Tourists can enjoy traveling during helping nature and local people

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