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    About Chaing Mai

    Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes, a playground for seasoned travelers, a paradise for shoppers and a delight for adventurers. On a trip to Chiang Mai, the curious traveler can expand their horizons with Thai massage and cooking courses. Others will be bowled over by the variety of handicrafts and antiques. The wild child will find plenty of lively nightlife, and the epicure can indulge in wonderful cuisine. Despite its relatively small size, Chiang Mai truly has it all. Located 700 km (435 miles) north of Bangkok in a verdant valley on the banks of the Ping River, Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Today it is a place where past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples. (reference: http://www.jcice.org/info)


    ในภาพอาจจะมี ท้องฟ้า, เมฆ และสถานที่กลางแจ้ง ไม่มีคำอธิบายรูปภาพ

    Five places to go nearby Chiang Mai Univ.

    1. Nimman Road
             Nimman Road and the surrounding side streets are at the heart of the trendiest part of Chiang Mai. Occasionally known by its full name of Nimmanhaemin Road, the place is alive with fashionable restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and boutique hotels, such as "Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center, One Nimman, and Think Park".  The choice of things to actual see and do is fairly limit, especially when compared to the likes of Chiang Mai Old City. However, what little there is offers peaceful relaxation, with a little bit of the characteristic quirkiness of this trendy part of town.

    ในภาพอาจจะมี กลางคืน, ต้นไม้, ท้องฟ้า และสถานที่กลางแจ้ง



    2. Ang Kaew in Chiang Mai Univ. (CMU) & Kad Na Mor
                 Chiang Mai University has a beautiful, green campus and offers tours around the large campus on electric buses. There is one stop allowing customers to get off the bus and take pictures at Angkaew Reservoir, a large artificial lake with a backdrop of Doi Pui mountain. It might sound strange that a university is a tourist attraction, but with large gardens, a reservoir and some listed buildings there is indeed plenty to see inside the grounds of Chiang Mai University.

    ในภาพอาจจะมี เมฆ, ท้องฟ้า, ภูเขา, ต้นไม้, สถานที่กลางแจ้ง, ธรรมชาติ และน้ำ

    Moreover, just 10 min walking from Ang Kaew, there is "Kad Na Mor", a night market in front of Chiang Mai University. Open every day from sunset, the market is arranged with fashion at the front, food in the middle and a large parking area for cars and motorbikes at the back of the market. Kad Na Mor (which means ‘market in front of the university’ in Thai) has over 100 stalls and shops selling cheap clothing for men and women, handbags, sunglasses, shoes, underwear and beauty products. (reference: http://www.chiangmai.bangkok.com)


    3. Chiang Mai Zoo

    Nearly 400 different species of animal are kept at the Chiang Mai Zoo, including elephants, tigers, chimpanzees, hippopotami, rhinoceroses and "panda" as zoo's stars.


    4. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders
             The museum creators are Dr Rampa Rattanarithikul and her husband, Manop, opened in 2002, and contains examples of more than 10,000 species. Dr Rampa started out collecting and mounting mosquito specimens as part of her work with a malaria control program in 1959. She personally named 13 new species of mosquito and the collection now includes examples of all 459 known mosquito species in Thailand.


    5. Doi Suthep

            Doi Suthep is a constant part of life in Chiang Mai. A Thai saying goes, "If you haven't tasted Khao Soi or seen the view from Doi Suthep, you haven't been to Chiang Mai." This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. On the top of Doi Suthep, there is "Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, golden pagoda" as the old temple which have been founded in 1383 when the first pagoda was built. Morover, there are dense forests hanging from the mountain's shoulders like a cloak; deciduous at lower elevations and evergreen near the peaks of the mountains.
    (references: http://www.chiangmai.bangkok.com, wikipedia)


    ในภาพอาจจะมี กลางคืน, ท้องฟ้า และสถานที่กลางแจ้ง  
    ในภาพอาจจะมี ท้องฟ้า, เมฆ, สถานที่กลางแจ้ง และธรรมชาติ

     

    Photos providing by Nuttapong Punjaburi, CMU. 


     
     
    The 5th International Symposium of Benthological Society of Asia
    14-18 December 2020