Drone Photos of Chiang Mai Province

by Richard Barrow

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ) is probably the most famous and sacred temple in Chiang Mai. It is about 15 kilometers from the city on a hilltop [MORE PHOTOS].

The royal pavilion at the Royal Park Rajapruek (อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์) in Chiang Mai. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens which are seasonal.

Wat Phra That Doi Kham (วัดพระธาตุดอยคำ) is on top of a hill near Chiang Mai. Highlight is a 17 meter Buddha & wonderful views.

The former women’s prison inside Chiang Mai city. Due to overcrowding and the inability to extend the size of the prison, the inmates were moved out in 2013.

Towards the bottom of this photo you can just see The Three King’s Monument. The building behind them is the Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center. This was the former provincial administration offices.

A view of the Ping River to the East of Chiang Mai city. This is Saphan Lek otherwise known as Iron Bridge.

Wat Srisuphan (วัดศรีสุพรรณ) in Chiang Mai is also known as the “silver temple”. During our visit we were able to see monks working on new silver designs. Tourists can also make silver key rings. At night it’s beautifully lit up.

Wat Ton Kwen (วัดต้นเกว๋น) is an old wooden temple in Hang Dong district of Chiang Mai. This is one of the most perfect examples of Lanna architecture in Chiang Mai. It is still in its original form.

Wat Ban Den (วัดบ้านเด่น) is quite a remarkable temple in a large compound. It was unexpected as it’s on a hillside in the middle of nowhere, to the north of Chiang Mai in Mae Taeng District. The highlights are the teak wood chapel and the 12 chedis representing the zodiac signs.

Wat Suan Dok (วัดสวนดอก) in Chiang Mai is a royal temple of the third class. The highlight is a 48 metre high bell-shaped Lanka pagoda which contains relics of the Buddha. Also in the grounds are smaller pagodas containing ashes of royalty.

Looking down on the city wall and moat around Chiang Mai city. This is Tha Phae Gate on the Eastern side of the city.

Wat Chedi Luang (วัดเจดีย์หลวง) in Chiang Mai has the ruins of a large pagoda damaged in an earthquake.

Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon