Mae Rim District

Remote Mae Rim District Chiang Mai Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

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Mae Rim is a district in the central part of Chiang Mai Province. Formerly the district was called Khwaeng Mae Rim. Khwaeng Mae Rim converted to full district in 1914.

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Why Mae Rim District is special ?

Mae Rim, a district of Chiang Mai, offers a lot for visitors to explore as it is brimming with nature, religious art and fun activities. Chiang Mai, aka the "Rose of the North", has been popular among Thai and foreign tourists for decades due to the beauty of its nature, art and culture. So has Mae Rim, one of its districts, due to its numerous natural attractions. However, several interesting attractions and activities are lesser known and sometimes overlooked.

Covering 555km², Mae Rim district consists of 11 tambons. Four of these tambons -- Mae Raem, Pong Yaeng, Saluang and Huai Sai -- are forest land in Doi Suthep National Park. The forest land in Mae Rim totals 319km². The rest of the land is a plain sloping down from west to east. The west side is surrounded by mountains while the east side is a low-lying area. The Ping and Rim rivers and Mae Sa stream run through this district.


What to explore at Mae Rim District?

Mae Rim is a district 35 kilometres north of Chiang Mai. There is plenty to see and do here with the Tiger Temple, Snake Farm and Orchid and Butterfly Farm. There are also plenty of natural wonders with Mae Sa Waterfall being the most popular. If you want to find out more about Northern Thai culture then the Lanna Folk Musuem, Buffalo Village and Hmong Tribe Village can also be found in Mae Rim.


How to get to Mae Rim District?

Mae Rim is located about 8km north of the Chiang Mai Provincial Hall and 16km from Muang district of Chiang Mai on Highway 107. Taxi or tuktuk is the best way to get to Mae Rim from Chiang Mai.

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