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Chai Prakan

Architectural Buildings · Gift & Specialty Shops · Caves
Chai Prakan, sometimes written as Chaiprakan, Chaiprakarn or Chaiprakhan, is home to the district headquarters of Chai Prakan District in the far north of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It lies 145 km from the city of Chiang Mai and 850 km from Bangkok. It is a popular location for vehicles to stop on the way to Doi Ang Khang, Fang, and Tha Ton.The municipality covers the complete subdistrict Pong Tam and parts of the subdistricts Si Dong Yen and Nong Bua, all within Chai Prakan district.HistoryThe historical Chai Prakan was founded in 973 as part of the Sinhanavati Kingdom but the city fell in 998. Chai Prakan archaeological site is in Fang District 12 km from the town of Fang.The current local government was established as a sanitary district in 1994. Like all sanitary districts, it was upgraded to a subdistrict municipality in 1999.
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Popular things to do in Chai Prakan

Architectural Building
Hinoki Land
Duration: 2 hours
Tub Tao Cave
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hinoki Handicraft
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Chai Prakan

Doi Chang Mae Suai
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan Mae Suai
Duration: 2 hours
National Park
Doi Luang National Park Phan
Duration: 8 hours
National Park
Doi Kat Phi Forest Park Mae Suai
Duration: 8 hours

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