Hidden away in the mountains of northernmost Thailand, Chiang Mai is a refreshing change of pace from city lights, giving you a dose of rustic beauty. Chiang Mai has cooler temperatures than you'll find in the south, and crisp mountain air. Known as "the Rose of the North," Chiang Mai is famous for its beautiful landscapes and wats. Trek up to the golden wat sitting atop the Doi Suthep mountain or explore the Doi Inthanon National Park, which offers sanctuary to all kinds of birds and animals. The fascinating culture, stunning landscapes, and ancient architecture make Chiang Mai an alluring destination for the discerning traveller. Ziplining and whitewater rafting are the more popular activities attracting outdoor enthusiasts on action-packed vacations.