60 Things to Do in Chiang Mai 2020 (Starting from ₹548 Only)

Nestled amongst the wispy clouds and tranquil backdrop of mountains, Chiang-Mai is well-known for its relaxed, laid-back pace as compared to Bangkok and the other cities of Thailand. And although Chiang-Mai frequently witnesses travellers from around the world who are eager to discover its off-beaten beauty, it manages to retain its calm amidst the chaos and the crowd. A leisurely walk around the former-capital of the Kingdom Lan Na will acquaint you to many-a-quaint temples, verdant rainforests, cultural treasures and aromatic foods that are hidden beneath the sleepy frontage of Chiang Mai. While the name ‘Chiang Mai’ roughly translates to ‘New City’, Chiang Mai’s medieval history hides its rich fables within its ancient monasteries and stupas. Your stay in this blissful Thai city will have you wandering amidst contemporary architecture, despite an edgy, traditional vibe. If you’re someone who’s an avid explorer, Chiang Mai will surprise you with its lush landscapes, gurgling waterfalls and peaceful, countryside sceneries. Hikers and motorcyclists are in for a treat, as this city not only holds some of the most daunting roadways, but is also connected with a neat network of superhighways.

The alluring Thai city is also home to a bountiful produce all year round, which means you’re bound to discover sumptuous and authentic delicacies around its rustic vicinity. Unlike several Asian cities that have pushed behind hawker culture, Chiang-Mai proudly displays a variety of street-side food that you can relish along with swish cafes that dot the streets. You can enjoy the old-town charm amidst the city or choose a short scooter ride that takes you to densely forested outskirts, there’s a lot to explore in this city. Here, you can take a leisurely walk down the spiralling roads to be greeted by ruby-robed monks and friendly street vendors. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Chiang-Mai during your stay.

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Private Chiang Mai Airport Transfer, Book Now @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Private Chiang Mai Airport Transfer, Book Now @ Flat 20% off

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is considered as the gateway to the northern reaches of Thailand by many and is thus rightfully the most fitting place for placing another International airport of the country. And with that comes the realization that when you come here, you will have to catch the flight back home. So to help you not miss your flight, this Private Airport drop-off service allows you to be picked from your hotel or place of work within a half-hour vicinity of the Chiang Mai international airport for a drop-off, so you arrive in all your style and don't have to wait on cabs to take you there.
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Private Chiang Mai Airport Pick Up, Book Now & 300 Cashback Best Seller
Private Chiang Mai Airport Pick Up, Book Now & 300 Cashback

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of the most beautiful regions of Thailand. It is also the way to get into northern Thailand is the home to the 4th largest airport in the country. With such a great amount of traffic coming in from the world, it is important to have good availability of cabs and pickup services to take you to your destination without any hassle. And with this service, you can book a private pickup for yourself days beforehand so you don't wait for cabs or stand in queues. The service will take you anywhere within a half-hour range of the Chiang Mai Airport. Note: A maximum of three people can be accommodated in a car. (excluding the driver)
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23 Ratings

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Chiang Mai Segway Tour, Book @ 30% off & 3000 Cashback Best Seller
Chiang Mai Segway Tour, Book @ 30% off & 3000 Cashback

2D

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- One can select between 1or 2 days Gibbon Glider Tour and experince some action-packed activities.- Stroll through Chiang Mai effortlessly while learning about the city with a trained guide on the city segway tour.- Next, feel the trees beneath your feet as you zip line through the jungles, followed by a hike to a cascading waterfall. - If you select a two-day tour to fully immerse in the local culture by spending an evening with a local family at the beautiful Mae Kampong Village. - Rush down the rapids at Mae Tang River or simply witness the local farmers go about their daily lives. - This is an inspiring Chiang Mai experience you will not want to miss!Additional Information:One day packageBegin 9:45 am and meet at the Segway office.At 10:00 am, embark your 2 hour Segway tour followed by a light snack, then transfer to Mae Kampong VillageThe at 1:30 pm start rainforest canopy adventure with the safety briefing and gear fittingLater at 5:00 pm visit the Mae Kampong waterfalls.Enjoy traditional Thai dinner.Finally at 7:00 pm transfer back to Chiang Mai, arrive at the hotel at approximately 8:00 pm.Two Day packageYou can relax after the Segway tour and begin the rest of the adventures on the next day.*Note: There is a homestay in 2-day package
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INR 11,000

Golden Triangle Chiang Mai with Elephant Ride @ 20% off Best Seller
Golden Triangle Chiang Mai with Elephant Ride @ 20% off

2D/1N

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Get picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 AM in Chiang Mai town.Head on over to a famous elephant camp in Tung La Korn village where luxury meets nature, you will stay in the private accommodation at this wonderful camp situated at the banks of a river.Visit the famous of Chiang Dao cave and Fang district, famous for it's hot springs. You can relax and bathe in the springs.Drive to Mae Sai at the Thai-Myanmar border. Visit the fish and monkey cave where you can feed these animals. Visit the beautiful the Golden triangle, where Thai-Laos-Myanmar borders meet, enjoy a boat trip along the Khong river.Marvel at the breathtaking cultural city of Chiang Saen (the ancient city over 1200 years old).Conclude your trip by driving back to Chiang Mai at aroun 7:00 PM after 2 days of amazing sightseeing and activities. 
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41 Ratings

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Bamboo River Rafting Chiang Mai with Trekking, Book @ 30% off Best Seller
Bamboo River Rafting Chiang Mai with Trekking, Book @ 30% off

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Embark on an amazing journey through breathtaking landscapes of thick jungles near Chiang Mai.- Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chaing Mai at around 8:30 AM- After you get picked up you will be driven up north for around 1 and a half hours to the starting point of your amazing trekking experience. - Start your 3-hour trek through the beautiful sprawling jungle, with abundant greenery and stunning views. Visit a bat cave and relax and enjoy nature around you before dipping into the waterfall for a relaxing swim. - Enjoy an amazing bamboo rafting experience in a nearby river. - Conclude your tour with amazing memories as you drive back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM.
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28 Ratings

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Rafting and Trekking in Chiang Mai Best Seller
Rafting and Trekking in Chiang Mai

9H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Take to the most exciting adventure that the beautiful region of Chiang Mai has to offer; white water raftingGet an inflatable boat and take hold of an oar to ride the rapids of the Mae Tang RiverThe total distance of the journey on this river amidst canyons for 10 kmsIt does not require one to be a learned professional to take part in this activity, beginners are equally welcomeThe tour happens in two slots; 8:30 A.M and 9:00 A.M
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Book Khantoke Dinner and Cultural Show @ Flat 30% off Best Seller
Book Khantoke Dinner and Cultural Show @ Flat 30% off

7H

Chiang Mai

About the Destination:Chiang Mai owns a bag full of spiritual and cultural tours, with which you can taste the true essence of tranquility. Also, here you can take a look into the exotic Thai cuisine, which is worth drooling over.About the Activity:- As a part of the tour discover Chiang Mai's traditional customs at the Chiang Mai Traditional Khantoke Dinner and Cultural Show.-Savor the exotic Khantoke Dinner with ultimate family-style dishes on a large platter.-Later enjoy the cultural show, including dance and music performances by several Chiang Mai hill tribes.-Take a dip into the history and beauty of the quarter, with this activity.Additional Information:Show times: 8:00pm-9:00pm
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INR 1,090

Long Neck Karen Village Tour, Book Now @ Flat 30% off Best Seller
Long Neck Karen Village Tour, Book Now @ Flat 30% off

9H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Indulge in a day trip to see the historic symbols of Thailand such as the old villages, streets, attractions, and wildlife parks.- You will get a pickup from your hotel at Chiang Maia around 09:00 AM and will be dropped to the tour location.- Upon reaching there, you will get a chance to explore the orchids, the butterfly farm and interact with the local villages and get to know their daily life.- Visit the different hill tribe villages like, Akha, Meo, Lisu , Palong and Karen, which are known for its people who embed their necks with rings.- The Karens are known as the Long Neck tribe. Women put brass rings on their necks when they turn 5  or  6 years old  and no. of the ring will increase every year until their necks become longer as a symbol of beauty. The tour does not mean to humiliate them but we take you to learn about their culture and live style which are different to us. (We have no intention to disgrace them)- Later, you will get a chance to visit the Chiang Dao Cave, located at the base of the Chiang Dao mountain, the cave houses a Buddhist temple, which is considered holy.- Get back to your hotels around 05:00 PM after winding up your tour.
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Araksa Tea Plantation Tour from Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off Best Seller
Araksa Tea Plantation Tour from Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off

5H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Wherever you go the aroma of the tender tea leaves will keep following you. With this tour, you can explore the tea farms and take a close look in the tea production. Be it plucking the young leaves or understanding the tea making process, this experience is apt for both the intents. Here you can also relax amidst the scenic views of Chiang Mai and whiff-in the fresh air, accompanied by Thai snacks.Itineraries:Araksa Tea Garden Tour (Morning Tour/Afternoon Tour)8:30am/12: 30 pm pick up from the hotel in Chiang Mai City9:45am/1: 45 pm arrive at Araksa Tea Garden, tour begins10:00am/2:00pm learn about the processes and methods used to cultivate young tea plants10:45am/2:45pm go to the tea garden and learn how to pick tea leaves11:00am/3:00pm join roasting session and learn how to process tea from hand kneading to roasting11:30am/3:30pm enjoy tea and Thai snack12:00pm/4:00pm end of the tour and return to the hotelAraksa Tea Garden with Lunch (Morning Tour)8:30am pick up from the hotel in Chiang Mai City9:45am arrive at Araksa Tea Garden, tour begins12:00pm enjoy delicious lunch at the Araksa Tea House1:30pm end of tour and return to the hotelAraksa Tea Garden with Lunch (Afternoon Tour)11:00am pick up from the hotel in Chiang Mai City12:15pm arrive at Araksa and enjoy delicious lunch at the Araksa Tea House2:00pm start the tea garden tour4:00pm end of the tour and return to the hotel
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39 Ratings

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39 Ratings

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INR 5,038

INR 3,526

Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Rafting, Book & Get 2000 Cashback Best Seller
Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Rafting, Book & Get 2000 Cashback

11H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Set out for a real adventure and thrilling excursion in Chiang Mai with some rafting and ATV ride.- Start the day with a hotel pick up around 08:30 AM and enjoy a relishing three hour ATV ride that lets you climb over 600 vertical meters of elevation.- Reach a mountain top village where you can experience an incomparable sightseeing moment and then ride back down through the scenic beauty.- After your lunch, get ready to do some class III-IV rapid sessions of rafting for 10 kilometers in the Mae Taeng river after reaching Sop Kai village.- You will be provided with ample briefing for both adventure activities. - Finish the day of complete adventure with a hotel drops off around 07:00 PM in the evening.
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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INR 8,742

Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 700 Cashback Best Seller
Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 700 Cashback

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Embark on an amazing journey through breathtaking landscapes of thick jungles near Chiang Mai.Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chaing Mai at around 8:30 AMAfter you get picked up you will be driven up north for around 1 and a half hours to the starting point of your amazing trekking experience. Start your 4-5 hour trek through the beautiful sprawling jungle, with abundant greenery and stunning  views. Visit a bat cave, relax and enjoy nature around you before dipping into the waterfall for a relaxing swim. Conclude you tour with amazing memories as you drive back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 2,471

Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai with Ox Cart Ride, Book @ 25% off Best Seller
Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai with Ox Cart Ride, Book @ 25% off

7H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and embark on this trip to the Elephant Park and watch the magnificent elephants bathe and demonstrate their skills. - Witness the demonstration as they pick up tiny objects with their massive trunks and perform.- Climb on the elephant's back and ride down through a slope and into a river to observe the rich flora and fauna and to enjoy the ride.- As you return to land and enter the lush jungle, stop by at a small Lisu Hill tribe village to observe this indigenous life and culture. - After your all the fun which you had, get a chance to thrill yourself again, enjoy a delightful Ox-cart ride while going to the camp for lunch.- Post lunch, cruise at the river on a bamboo raft and return back to the mainland around 04:00 PM.
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37 Ratings

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37 Ratings

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INR 2,281

Biking Trip to Historic City of Chiang Mai
Biking Trip to Historic City of Chiang Mai

4H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Embark on this cycling tour at about 9.15 AM in the morning at Chang Moi and get ready to explore the mesmerizing beauty of this region.Discovers the charms of the old city, Chaing Mai and visit some of the main sights as you ride.Ride through the lanes of the ancient temples ruin and explore the the ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images engraved on the wall of Chiang Mai. Learn about the city's history and culture when you visit its grandest monument - Wat Chedi Luang.Cycle through the Tha Phae gate which was once the the entrance for the traders.Explore the open market of Somphet near Tha Phae gate and learn a bit about food popular in this city.Conclude your tour at 1.30 PM.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 1,806

Elephant Care Chiang Mai, Book @ 25% off & Get 1000 Cashback Best Seller
Elephant Care Chiang Mai, Book @ 25% off & Get 1000 Cashback

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: - Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.- Drive-up north for 1 hour to a local market to buy fresh fruits like bananas or sugarcane to feed the elephants- Reach the famous elephant camp at Tung La Korn village for an amazing experience.- You will be given a change of clothes because things might get messy. Your guide will brief you on the behavior of these magnificent creatures and you’ll learn how to take care of them and witness their daily lifestyle.- Indulge in a lovely lunch at the camp and gear up for more fun activities.- Your guide will then show you how to get on, control and feed these elephants after which you can bathe them in the nearby river.- You will also learn how to re-plant food for these elephants before you drive back to Chaing Mai at around 5:30 PM.
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31 Ratings

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31 Ratings

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INR 4,751

Cycling Tour Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 1200 Cashback Best Seller
Cycling Tour Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 1200 Cashback

8H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Cycle from Chiang Mai’s city center up and over forested foothills to the valley beyond. This bike ride is for those who like a little challenge with a few small hills and one fairly steep, but short. Ride through the forest and through country fields looping back partially along the same route to finish at Grasshopper’s Chiang Mai office.- This is a tour for those who want a little challenge and like riding hills. Biking out from Chiang Mai's old city through the campus of Chiang Mai University, the first stop is at the forest temple of Wat Umong. Cycling on over rolling hills we start our climb up Doi Gom, a steep but short climb.- After a little rest cycle down a winding road through the forest to the valley of Sameong. The next stop is at the village temple of Ban Pong. Biking on through rice paddies and village lanes we eventually reach a Bee Keeping Training Center. From here we pedal back along the same route passing Wat Umong and then back to the Grasshopper Shop in Chiang Mai's Old CityTimings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 4,181

Chiang Mai City and Temple Tour Best Seller
Chiang Mai City and Temple Tour

3H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Get picked up from your hotel at 08:00 AM or 1:00 PM to engage in this half-day Chiang Mai temple tour and explore the most famous historic structures of the city.- Stop at the old city walls, gates, and a local market to taste some authentic northern Thai food like never before.- Visit the Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep for panoramic views of the city of Chiang Mai.- The other temples on this tour are the Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Suan Dok- This is an approximately 4-hour activity and can be availed at two-time intervals 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 01:00 PM -04:30 PM.- Conclude this tour with exciting memories after getting dropped off to your Hotel.
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 1,950

Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Book @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Book @ Flat 20% off

8H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Enjoy an amazing day out exploring Chiang Mai and it's many wonders while taking part in a plethora of activities.- Get picked up from your hotel at around 7:00 AM and drive up to a beautiful orchid farm and to the north of Chiang Mai, Mae Tang.- Feel ultimate exhilaration as you experience rugged off-road driving along mountain trails.- Change to the traditional clothing of the region before beginning the activity.- Head on over to a famous elephant camp where luxury meets nature, you will be able to spend one and a half hours with these peaceful elephants and learn a lot about them, including their history and story of rescue.  - Your guide will show you how to treat and control elephants and you can also indulge in a rare opportunity of feeding, bathing and brushing the elephants in a nearby river.- Relax in a shower before changing to your clothes and conclude your trip by returning back to Chiang Mai at around 3:30 PM.  
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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Chiang Mai City Cycling Tour
Chiang Mai City Cycling Tour

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Begin your tour at about 9.00 AM in the morning from Chang Moi and get ready for  ultimate fun.Visit Chiang Mai Historical Museum and Navel Temple to witness the 700 hundred year old white Buddha.Marvel at the sights of Wat Phra Singh and admire the exquisite Buddha image of the mysterious origins.Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch and then visit the Wat Chedi Luang which was once the home of the Emerald Buddha.Visit the largest and dry goods market on the banks of the Ping River.Ride through the Iron bridge and pedal through the Chaing Mai's Night Bazaar.Stop at the famous temple built by the silversmith's to honor the Buddha and Lord Ganesh and admire their work.End your trip at 7 PM with lots of memories.
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28 Ratings

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Doi Inthanon National Park from Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off Best Seller
Doi Inthanon National Park from Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off

1D

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Roam around in the vast forest bounties of Doi Inthanon National Park! Embark your day tour with the peak of Doi Inthanon, which is the highest one in here. Later stroll along the Ang Ga trail and embrace the scenic beauties it has in its abode. Continue on to the King and Queen's chedis, where you'll find some of the excellent landscapes of the park, and take a trip to Hmong village market right before you take your lunch at a local restaurant. After the lip-smacking meal, explore the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon followed by Vachitran Waterfall. Later stop by Wat Phrathatsrijomtong which is the most revered Buddhist temple of Northern Thailand.Itinerary:7:00am-7:30am hotel pick up time (optional)7:45 am meet up at the entrance of Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport10:30 am visit the peak of Doi Inthanon and famous national park of Chiang Mai11:00 am walk on Ang Ga trail for highland forest scenery11:30 am visit King’s and Queen’s Pagoda12:30 pm visit the Hmong village market1:00 pm lunch at the local restaurant2:00 pm visit the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon and explore the plantation3:00 pm visit Vachiratarn Waterfall4:00 pm Wat Phra Tard Sri Chom Thong5:00 pm return to the meeting point at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport and hotel drop off
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  1. What are the best adventure activities to do in Chiang-mai?

    While the vibrant city of Chiang-Mai is often looked at as the laid-back capital of Northern Thailand, there are numerous adrenalin pumping activities one can indulge in during their stay. With towering mountains and staggering waterfalls just a stone’s throw away from the city, thrill-seekers find themselves stumbling upon an adventure every now and then. Here are a few you can engage in whilst your stay:

    Trekking: Chiang-Mai’s green topography makes it a favourite amongst trekkers and hikers. Tourists find themselves engaging in short, moderate levelled day treks, but you can also look for something more challenging by setting off on an unmarked trail.

    Cycling: If travelling on foot is not your style of adventure, pedal away through the soi’s (alleys) of the old city. Apart from the rustic villages located within the city, there are breathtaking rice fields and meadows situated not too far away.

    Zip-lining: There’s nothing like exploring the vast jungles of Northern Thailand from a bird’s eye view. Over the years, Chiang-Mai has witnessed a considerable increase in the number of tourists wanting to experience zip-lining as an adventure sport.

    River rafting: Visitors can indulge in an exuberant river rafting experience aboard Chiang-Mai’s wonderful Mae Taeng river that flows through the forested mountains, terraced rice fields and colourful village tribes.

  2. What are the most interesting things to do in Chiang-mai?

    Full of surprising experiences hidden in every nook and corner, your stay in Chiang-Mai is incomplete without these activities:

    Visit the pristine Doi Suthep temple and Phuping palace to take in the surrounding panoramic views.
    Spend a day learning more about elephants in their natural habitat.
    Zip-line above the high treetops in the jungle.
    Go on a shopping spree in Chiang-Mai’s Sunday night market.
    Acquaint yourself with the cuisine by enrolling yourself in a Thai cooking class.
    Try out different types of Thai massages in a local spa.
    Go temple hopping at the various monasteries and stupas.

  3. Which are some must try water sports in Chiang-mai?

    Chiang Mai is blessed with a bountiful river Mae Taeng, which flows through the city as well as the verdant forests on the outskirts. The nature of this river allows you to choose an activity best suited for your level of expertise. Here are a few challenging water sports you can enjoy during your stay in Chiang-Mai:

    White water rafting
    River kayaking
    Stand-up paddle boarding

  4. Which are must try aerial activities in Chiang-mai?

    Best known for the longest zip-lining cable in Asia, tourists are often spotted engaging in various zip-lining activities taking place in the forested areas of Chiang-mai. Swoop down through the foliage to experience the adrenaline rush, and admire the mesmerising views of the lush landscape down below. There are various types of zip-lining tours available according to your level of expertise.

  5. Where can I go for a night safari in Chiang mai?

    You can visit the nocturnal zoo known as ‘Chiang-mai night safari’ located within the city for an exciting experience. This is only the second night safari in the world (after the one built in Singapore) and it consists of three zones: Savannah Safari Zones, Predator Prowl Zone and Jaguar Trail Zone. You will be able to witness animals in their nocturnal habitats during the safari.

  6. Which are the best places to go for trekking in Chiang-mai?

    There are plenty of trekking opportunities within a short distance from Chiang-mai. While some are circular routes, there are several which will lead you to beautiful destinations. Courtesy Chiang-mai’s verdant topography and landscapes, hikers and trekkers are in for a treat and nature enthusiasts can get the best of the beauty along the way. Here are some of them:

    Huay Tung Tao circular hike
    Doi Pui to Doi Suthep hike
    Doi Inthanon nature trail

  7. Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Chiang-mai?

    Those drawn to Buddhism may find Chiang-mai a place of enlightenment, with monasteries and stupas along the way throughout the city. Chiang-mai houses as many as 30 Buddhist temples where you can find traces of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lan Na Thai styles. Decorated with beautiful wood carvings, Naga staircases and umbrellas, these stupas and pagodas make a vital part of the culture in Chiang-mai. Here are a few you should add onto your itinerary:

    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Chedi Luang
    Wat Phra Singh
    Wat Suan Dok
    Wat Umong
    Wat Phra That Doi Kham

  8. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Chiang-mai?

    The picture-perfect city of Chiang-mai makes an ideal honeymoon destination for the newly weds, with its untouched river banks, charming city-life and tropical jungles. The luminous city has a lot in store for honeymooners wanting to spend some quality time in the lap of nature.

    Rediscover history at the graceful white temple (Wat Rong Khun) of Chiang-mai.
    Witness a panoramic view of Chiang-mai from the highest peak in Thailand at Doi Inthanon National Park.
    Zip-line through the lush forests and landscapes outside the city.
    Wander together and explore the magnificent Pha Chor Canyon.
    Go cliff-jumping at The Grand Canyon of Chiang-Mai.
    See the mesmerising limestones of the Chiang Dao Caves.
    Witness thousands of floating lanterns at the romantic Yi Peng festival.

  9. Which are the best locations for zip lining in Chiang-mai? How much does it cost?

    There are several zip-lining operators in Chiang-mai for those wishing to take the leap into nature. You can go zip-lining in the outskirts of the city or near the banks of river Mae Taeng. The price range may vary from 4143 Thai Baht (roughly $125).

  10. Which are some best cycling trails in Chiang-mai?

    Whether you’re an adventurous biker, or just someone who prefers a relaxing pedal once in a while, Chiang-mai has several cycling routes that will fit your bill:

    Doi Suthep: A moderately difficult ride, Doi Suthep is a 13 kilometre ride upto the temple from the city. Not too taxing, tourists can embark on this hour long journey that comes with a slight slope on the way.

    The Samoeng Ring Road: A 70 kilometer loop around Doi-poi national park, this route requires eight to ten hours of time and is best fit for experienced riders who can take on a treacherous challenge.

    The River Ping: Follow a peaceful cycling route alongside the banks of river Ping. While the roads tend to stray away from the river every once in a while, they remain at the side of the river and makes an easy ride for beginners.

  11. Which are the best places to have the art and cultural experience in Chiang-mai?

    Art lovers wishing to get a glimpse into Chiang-mai’s rich culture can visit Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre. Celebrated for Lan Na arts and well-preserved heritage, the centre comprises of plenty of souvenir shops, hill tribes and fabric museums. Tourists can check out as many as 6,000 archaic textiles at the fabric museum as well as the story from every hill tribe at this centre. Tourists can also look out for cultural performances and other interactive activities that take place during the night time. Each tribe has its distinctive performance which definitely should not be missed out on!

  12. Which are some famous nature parks in Chiang-mai?

    Chiang-mai is often visited by tourists around the world for its flourishing landscapes and thriving wildlife. As the pristine surroundings of the city comprise of towering mountains and a lush thicket, tourists are bound to spot rare animals in their natural habitat during their visit. Here are a few nature parks to add onto your itinerary for an experience to remember:

    Ob Luang National Park
    Si Lan Na national park
    Doi-Suthep-Pui National Park
    Doi Ithanon National Park

  13. Which are the best places to snack on tasty insects in Chiang mai?

    Apart from the aromatic Thai cuisine that is available almost everywhere within the city, snacking on insects is also considered a delicacy in Thailand. You may find an assortment of spiced insects being sold as street-side food almost everywhere in Chiang-mai. Apart from that, you can even visit a night market, where you will find several carts and vendors selling a pile of insects. Here are a few varieties that are available throughout the city:

    Crickets
    Grasshoppers
    Giant water bug
    Water Beetles
    Cicadas

  14. Where can I bathe an elephant in Chiang mai?

    There are numerous elephant camps scattered across Thailand and Chiang-mai for those who wish to learn more and spend some time with the gentle giant. A typical day in an elephant camp will include feeding them, washing them and bonding with them. This life changing experience is recommended by many, and can be practiced at one of these destinations in Chiang mai:

    Patara Elephant camp
    Four seasons Golden Triangle tented camp
    Elephant nature park

  15. Where can I tour the Umbrella Factory in Chiang mai?

    Fondly referred to as the ‘umbrella village’ of Chiang mai, Bo Sang is located at the west of San Kamphaeng and is home to an array of souvenir shops, showrooms as well as workshops dedicated to the production of paper and bamboo umbrellas. However, if you wish to shop for these, it is recommended that you buy them at the night market instead as the prices here are considered slightly steep.

  16. Which are the best nightlife experiences in Chiang mai?

    While Chiang Mai boasts of tranquil vibes during the day, don’t be surprised to see the city come alive at night with its hip pubs and one too many live music venues. Riverside drinking is observed as a popular pastime and youth are seen spending time alongside the river Ping. You may even walk down the popular Nimmanheimin Road where most of the clubs are located at. Chiang Mai’s nightlife can range from cheap to exquisite depending mostly on your budget. You can enjoy a laid-back evening almost everywhere after the sun goes down in Chiang Mai.

  17. Where are the best places for boating in Chiang mai?

    Apart from navigating the city by foot, the best way to acquaint yourself with Chiang Mai’s old-world charm is to wade in relaxing boat ride. There are ferries and tour cruises running to and fro down the Ping river that you can opt for. The serene river also allows you to book a dinner cruise for yourself whilst enjoying the sights and sounds during your trip.

  18. Where can I visit tribals in Chiang Mai?

    North Thailand is home to some of the most vibrant ethnic minorities — also referred to as the hill tribes. Each tribe has its own set of customs, language, dress and spiritual beliefs that make them unique in their own way. You can distinguish a hill tribal by their distinctly colourful attire. You may visit hill tribes in the following areas of Chiang Mai:

    Karen village - Karen tribe
    Lisu village - Lisu tribe
    Palong village - Palong tribe
    Akha village - Akha tribe
    Lahu village - Lahu tribe
    The Padaung long neck hill tribe village

  19. Is riding in a Songthaew a good choice for touring the Chiang Mai city?

    Yes. The popular red vans run through Chiang Mai city as a cheap mode of transport. The name translates to ‘two benches’, after the passengers that sit on the back of the truck. You can accommodate a group of eight people in a Songthaew, and during peak hours, you may also observe people crowding into the vehicle for a ride. You can direct your driver to take you where you want to go. In case of a shared ride, the driver decides which route to take as per convenience. A ride in a Songthaew will cost you around 20 baht, which is cheaper compared to a tuk-tuk or an air-conditioned cab that is generally priced around 150 baht.

  20. Which are the best areas for shopping in Chiang Mai?

    The rustic streets of Chiang Mai are filled with attractive shops and boutiques for you to grab on to a sweet deal. Apart from brands and labels, Chiang Mai also has several bazaars and flea markets that sell souvenirs and other knick-knacks on a reduced fare. The shopping experience here is unlike any other, and you may witness colourful street-side shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques and junk jewellery everywhere you go. Here are a few places you can begin your shopping excursion at:

    Wualai walking street, Old city
    Sunday walking street, Old city
    Herb basics, Old city
    Warorot Market, Old city

  21. Where can I visit Hot springs in Chiang Mai?

    Those who wish to spend some time rejuvenating with natural treatment can spend time soaking themselves in the famous hot springs of Chiang Mai. The waters in these area contain sulphur, magnesium and other elements that have been proven good for blood circulation, relief of aching muscles and stress. Apart from that, a simple hot water bath is also considered best for glowing skin. Here are a few locations where you can experience a steaming, hot water bath in Chiang Mai:

    San Khamphaeng hot spring
    Mae khachan hot spring
    Pong Dued Hot Spring
    Fang Hot Spring

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