Travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand
The former seat of the Lanna kingdom is a quiet place to rest and recharge your batteries. Take part in the many activities offered by Chiang Mai, or take a walk to discover a city that remains completely Thai as much for its atmosphere as for its attitude.
Travel to Chiang Mai - Things to do
Travel to Chiang Mai - Places to visit
- Wat Phra Singh Temple
The city of Chiang Mai is famous for its temples. This one owes its fame to Phra Singh (Lion Buddha), the most revered Buddha statue in the city. It is also distinguished by its architecture and a collection of Lana classical art.
- Wat Chedi Luang
Built between 1385 and 1402, during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, 7th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty, the massive Wat Chedi Luang Pagoda is very distinctive of the Chiang Mai landscape.
- Wat Suan Dok
All white and gold, this temple has huge gardens and houses the mausoleums where the last dynasty of the rulers of Chiang Mai are buried
If you have a car
- Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
One of the most recognized Buddhist temples. For the bravest, you have to climb the 306 steps to admire the pagoda, otherwise you can always take the funicular!
- Doi Inthanon National Park
In the Doi Inthanon National Park, you will find the highest mountain of Thailand, covering a land area of more than 48,000 hectares, with a highest point at 2565 metres tall. An incredible walk in the Thai mountains, which will require a full day.
Travel to Chiang Mai - Activities
- Visit the Sunday night market
Reminiscent of the itinerant merchants of the former caravans, Sunday Walking Street offers all kinds of products, local crafts and a good glimpse of provincial culture.
- Visit an elephant sanctuary
Be careful to go to an ethical centre that treats animals properly, as many mistreat animals for profit.
- Take a Thai cooking course
Whether you are a beginner or a passionate cook, this is an opportunity to discover the traditional dishes of the country and the local tips for making them.
- Attend a Thai boxing match
The opportunity to discover one of the traditional sports!
Travel to Chiang Mai - Where to eat ?
Chiang Mai's must try
Khao Soi -
You cannot leave Chiang Mai without having tried Khao Soi. This meal is a coconut and curry soup, with egg noodles and chicken. The meal is topped with crispy egg noodles, giving an amazing texture mix to the dish. Absolutely must try!
Places to eat -
Very good typical restaurant with a nice decoration and a small outdoor terrace. Perfect to try a very good Khao Soi at small price.
Address: Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
$$: Asian Roots Restaurant
Really nice restaurant with a good atmosphere, nice meals and quality food. Perfect to discover Thai food.
Address: 4/5, Chaiyaphum Road, Chang Moi, Chiang Mai
$$$: Favola (The Chiang Mai Meridian)
If you are tired of Thai food, this Italian will satisfy you from starter to dessert.
Address: 108 Chang Klan Road,Chang Khlan, Le Meridien Chiang Mai
Travel to Chiang Mai - Where to stay ?
$: Monkey Toe Guesthouse
Although in a dormitory, each bed is in the form of a small cabin, giving you a small cocoon of privacy.
Address: 248/21-22 Sahasripoom Place, Maneenoppharat Road Sripoom, Muang
$$: 99 The Gallery Hotel
The hotel is well located, terrace, swimming pool and copious breakfast
Address: 99 Intawaroroj Rd., T. Sriphum, A. Muang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai,
$$$: Thai Akara - Lanna Boutique Hotel
Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, you will appreciate the setting and the greenery around the pool
Address: 133 Ratchapakinai Rd. T. Sriphum A. Muang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai