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Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai University was established in 1964 to extend higher education into the northern part of Thailand, thus making it the first provincial university in Thailand outside the capital city. It was granted the royal charter by His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej on January 15, 1964. The goals of the institute are to provide educational and occupational Knowledge and skills to promote academic achievement, and to preserve the national culture. The university has a four-fold mandates : education, research, sustaining art and culture and community service with special attention to the priorities and needs of the North. The university has adopted an interdisciplinary program as the university's educational system, so as to provide students with most flexible study programs. The university academic year is divided into two semesters, each cover about 18 weeks. Furthermore, the summer session which is normally about 8 weeks is also provided. Biotechnology, an interdisciplinary graduated program for the Master and Doctoral Degree under the Graduate School, is one of the leading and a proud of the university. With the component of 17 faculties, 1 Graduate School and 3 Research Institutes, Chiang Mai University has established itself as one of the largest and most respected academic institutions in the country.

Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo was established by the The Zoological Park Organization, Thailand in 1974. Situated on 531 Rai of verdant forest land at the foothill of Doi Suthep Mountain, the zoo is surrounded by hilly terrain which is home to thousands of species of wild plants and flowers adorning the natural landscape of valleys, streams and waterfalls.

Chiang Mai Zoo is the first and only zoo in Northern Thailand where visitors can experience the excitement and intimacy of various species of animals in their natural habitat. The most exiting moment is to see the lovely "Panda" in their new home. Because Chiang Mai zoo has just got a pair of pandas as a good will gift from the people of the Republic of China.

Chiang Mai Flower Carnival

The colorful Chiang Mai Flower Festival is held each year over the first weekend of the month of February. This is the time when flowers are at their best - at the end of the cool season. The high point of the festival is the magnificent parade that is held on the Saturday morning with its colorful and highly decorated floats. These are covered with literally hundreds of beautiful flowers with elegant northern Thai beauty queens sitting amongst them. Another part of the festival are the breathtaking flowerbeds of the public gardens. These are awash with color and special displays are maintained until the end of Sunday.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is certainly one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, as well as one of the most revered among all Thais. The temple is a major pilgrimage destinations during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak. Its importance, as well as its location, owes much to the legend of its founding. According to this legend, a Buddha relic, which some say glowed, magically replicated just before it was about to be enshrined in the big chedi at Wat Suan Dok. The "cloned" relic was placed on the back of a sacred white elephant, which was allowed to roam where-ever it wanted. The elephant eventually climbed to the top of Suthep Mountain, trumpeted three times, turned around three times, knelt down and died. This was taken as a sign that this was the spot where the relic wanted to be, so King Ku Na built the original of the chedi on Doi Suthep at the end of 14th century. 'Till now, the temple remains an important sight that first-time visitors to Chiang Mai shouldn't miss.

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QBG), Chiang Mai, Thailand, was established in 1993 as a state enterprise under the Prime Minister's Office. It is the first botanical garden of the country for there are scientific basis and purposes for the collections, as well as the provison of botanical education and research. QBG has the aims to serve as a center for botanical studies and research, a center for ex situ conservation of the Thai flora, and a place to provide botanical education and aesthetic displays for the general public.

Bosang and Sankamphaeng

Bosang and Sankamphaeng are among the old tourist spots of Chiang Mai which got fame from their lovely unique products of umbrellas and fine Thai silk and cotton respectively. Nowadays this route is dotted with manufacturing centres of silverware, wood carving, ceramics, weaving and embroidery as well as Thai silk, cotton and umbrellas. After shopping in this area, it is advisable to go further to Muang-on Cave, where there is a 1-million-year-old fossilized teak tree and to Sankamphaeng's hot springs where rooms for mineral-water bathing are provided. Almost everyone in the small village of Bo Sang, near Chiang Mai, derives a livelihood from making gaily painted paper umbrellas. Thai fair, held on the main strret, celebrates traditional skills and features contests, exhibitions, stalls selling umbrellas and other handicrafts, and the beayty contest of Miss Bo Sang.

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