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Hang Dong, Chiang Mai Overview

The village of Hang Dong lying 15 kilometres south of Chiang Mai, is famous for its handicrafts and woodwork antiques. It is a thriving centre where one can find great collectibles of traditional art and handmade crafts belonging to Thai culture. Some other attractions in the area are the Dokmai Garden, Op Khan National Park and several stunning Buddhist temples.

The production and manufacturing of handmade handicrafts, antiques, furniture, and woodcarvings boosted the popularity of the little town of Hang Dong. Renowned as the “furniture capital of Thailand,” Hang Dong district in Chiang Mai has streets lined up with multiple stores. Here, you would come across everything, from Buddha woodcarvings to Thai trinkets and Burmese lacquer boxes. Exuding in the unique charm and raw beauty, Hang Dong is a wholesome adventure in itself. With a range of fun-filled activities, Hang Dong is one such location where nature and city-life function in harmony.

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Highlights of Hang Dong

Explore the Hang Dong Quarry:
Renowned as the “Grand Canyon of Thailand,” Hang Dong Quarry is encompassed by the turquoise lake and red cliffs. Jumping off one of the quarry cliffs is one of the highlighted adventure activities here.

Dokmai Garden:
Dokmai Garden is a tropical botanical garden in Hang Dong district, which is spread across 9 acres. Featuring a wide and unique variety of plant species, reptiles, butterflies, fish, birds, vegetables, and fruits, Dokmai Garden is a blend of western science and the Seehamongkol family. This collaboration aids in knowing more about farming, monsoon gardening, and tropical species and other aspects.

The Furniture Street:
A street unlike any, Furniture Streets is nestled along the east of Route 108. Here, you would come across a street full of authentic crafts and furniture pieces such as little Thai knick-knacks, Burmese boxes, sculptures of Buddha, traditional Chinese beds, Mandala souvenirs, and many other antique pieces.

Wat Intharawat:
One of the last-known original wooden temples to proudly stand in Chiang Mai, Wat Intharawat houses a vast open pavilion and a sermon hall. This is the best place to witness the traditional and classic architecture of Lanna.

Ob Khan National Park:

A tropical paradise in itself, Ob Khan National Park features multiple caves, hiking or walking trails, camping grounds, picnic facilities, and hot springs. Surrounded by lush green forests, Ob Khan National Park also boasts igneous and limestone rocks and many rivers and waterfalls.

Water Park:
Featuring the bluest of lakes amidst huge red cliffs, the Water Park here is a fun aquatic park with multiple activities for everyone.

How to Reach Hang Dong

Located 15km from Chiang Mai along Route 108, Hang Dong can be reached by a private car, a rented scooter/motorbike, or a tuk-tuk.

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