Best attractions on Highway 118 (Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai)

Best attractions on Highway 118 by ECOCAR rent-a-car's Car Rental Chiang Mai


Highway 118 is the route from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai directly on 160 kilometers that there is much sight-seeing for visiting and buying some local souvenirs along the way. So ECOCAR's Car Rental Chiang Mai will recommend their attractions on this highway.

Best attractions on Highway 118
Wat Phra That Doi Saket

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It's located Amphoe Doi Saket, Chiang Mai that the quiet temple on the top on Doi Saket hill that you can reach by cars for watching a sunset. 

Best attractions on Highway 118
Mae Takhrai National Park


It's located in Highway 118's kilometer 33 from Chiang Mai. This refreshment place is good for your relaxation on the highway that there is the local restaurant beside the small river, Mae Kuang that is the river source for Mae Ping River that goes to Chiang Mai's Heart City. There are many activities such as camping, swimming, and a picnic in the cold season between October to January. 

Best attractions on Highway 118
Thaweesin Hotspring

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It's located in Amphoe Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai that is the highest hot spring in Thailand which comes from the true nature land. You can soak your feet for your relaxation or taking a bath in some shops; moreover, there are many coffee shops for your relaxation on drinking time in all seasons of the year such as Summer, Rainy or Cold.

But it is so crowded by the tourists both Thais and foreigners as Japanese backpackers, Chinese tour groups and ASEAN visitors; especially, Singaporeans and Malaysians in the summertime and cold time for some refreshments. 

Best attractions on Highway 118
King Naresuan Shrine


It's located Amphoe Mae Suai, Chiang Rai beside Mae Suai Hospital. There is the statue of King Naresuan the Great who is one of the All-time Greatest Kings for Thais that there was the history about this place where it was used to be a military camp for the Ayutthaya King to rest before they were going to make war with the Burmese Army. Moreover, there is the history gallery for King Naresuan the Great in the Bilingual subtitle both Thai-English.

Best attractions on Highway 118 
Taweechol Botanical Garden 


It's a huge garden park in Chiang Mai beside Highway 118 in the kilometer 10. There are many amazing plants in each area within the 114 land-acres such as

1. Palm trees from Cuba and South America as French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, etc. where it is the same tropical climate area like as Thailand

2. Crotons

3. Wild orchids

4. Tropical plants

5. Herb gardens

6. Cycad gardens

7. Cactus-succulents

8. Seasonal trees, provincial trees in each symbolic region

9. The auspicious-aromatic plants in Thailand's culture philosophy e.g. desert roses for famed and attractive, tamarinds for long ages and cape jasmines for good health.

Moreover, there is a cultural museum as Lanna Way of Life and a zoo for your kids including there is a hotel resort for your relaxation too. About the service fee, it's not expensive that only 86 THB for the adult and 43 THB for the kids is not taller than 135 cm.


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