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Built during the rule of King Saen Muang Ma in the 15th Century, Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. If you are a history buff or an architecture aficionado, you are going to love a short visit to this magnificent temple complex. Though the tests of time have diminished its original grace, the temple still stands imposing and impressive.
Due to its great religious significance among the locals, it is also visited in great numbers by devotees, especially at Visakha Buja. In addition to a unique style of architecture, an emerald image of Lord Buddha, a pillar and a gum tree are the focal points for tourists here.
Location: 103 Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai
Timings: 6 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: Free
A must try activity while you are touring Chiang Mai, Night Safari is a delightful experience where you get to spot a wide range of nocturnal animals. In this activity, you board an enclosed tram at night and get close to rare species of animals. Spread across an area of 132 hectares, this nocturnal zoo in Chiang Mai is modelled after the concept of Singapore Zoo.
The park claims a collection of 1400 animals in total. Buffet dinner and Musical Fountain are just additional treats you can enjoy while you are here. If you are looking for Chiang Mai attractions that you can visit with your family, this nocturnal zoo in Chiang Mai is one of your best bets.
Location: 33 Moo 12, Tambon Nong Kwai, Amphoe Hang Dong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai
Timings: 11 am to 10 pm
Entry Fee: INR 215/THB 100
One of the liveliest tourist places in Chiang Mai where you can spend a pleasant evening with your family and friends, Rachadamnoen Road is the venue for Sunday Walking Street Market. For Shoppers, there are streetside stalls selling goods at cheap prices and air conditioned malls where you can buy branded products.
Though you can find a wide range of products here, handicrafts made from wood, paper, silk, metal, ceramic, and glass dominate the market. And for epicures, the market offers a variety of options in the form of streetside cafes, upscale restaurants, and even food stalls.
Before sunset, the market comes into motion and remains active till midnight, making for a perfect choice for a memorable Sunday evening.
Location: Rachadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai
Timings: 4 pm to midnight
Entry Fee: Free Entry
Your search for the most fun places to visit in Chiang Mai ends at Art in Paradise Museum. The museum boasts of a large and impressive collection of 3D images and paintings creating fun moments for you and your family. When you pose in front of these paintings, it creates the illusion as if you are a part of the scene.
Thus, a photography session here is a must. The museum is divided into six themed zones: underwater world, wildlife area, dinosaur zone, surreal art, classic art, and ancient Egypt. For a memorable experience, visit and explore each of the zones.
Location: 199/9 Changklan Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai
Timings: 9 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: INR 650/THB 300
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Here are some of the best tour packages for an amazing vacation in Chiang Mai:
1. 5D/4N Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
2. 2 Days Golden Triangle and Elephant Camp Tour
3. Thailand Motorcycle Tour: Discover the Land of Smiles
4. Golden Triangle Tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand
5. Multi Adventure Tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The most adventurous trekking tours in Chiang Mai are as follows:
The months between October and April have the most appropriate to plan a Chiang Mai Trip. Alternately, one could visit Chiang Mai during the time of the festivals when the whole city is flushed with color and most pulsating joy.
The months between November and February are well-suited for all kinds of outdoor activities and tourists in November get to witness the Loi Krathong festival. In the month of February, tourists can witness the beautiful Chiang Mai flower festival.
Sightseeing in Chiang Mai will give you a detailed insight of the place. The top attractions for a sightseeing tour in Chiang Mai are as follows:
The central town of Chiang Mai which is a popular tourist attraction is close to the lovely rural town of Chiang Rai. This place is famous for the indigenous Thai culture that is not something to be missed out. It is advisable that tourists choose Chiang Mai Tour packages which provide an alluring trip to this beautiful town.
The roadway is the only mode of transportation between the two places. It is either the bus, rental car, minibus or a motorcycle that takes you between towns. The bus option is by far the easiest and the most affordable of all. It is also convenient and comfortable. Uber in Chiang Mai is also a great option.
The different biking trips in Chiang Mai can be done in the following places:
A Chiang Mai Tour is incomplete without a taste of it’s rich heritage. The beautiful temples of Buddha and museums give you a dip into the past glory of this capital city of the older Lanna Kingdom. The tallest mountain in Thailand stands close to this town.
There are also two special tribal villages and several national parks that are major highlights and not to be certainly missed. From the spiritual abode of Doi Suthep to the various old city temples, you will find your eternal bliss over here. The ancient underground city of Wiang Kum Kam and the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary are some of the spots to explore in this city.
Though the usual Chiang Mai packages are of 2-3 days to offer you the galore of this city. But for deeper exploration, you’ll need 5 days time to uncover the secret of in the city. Spend the first day exploring the old city of Chiang Mai which has roads lined with old wicker basket shops. Right in the middle of the town, you’ll find the mesmerizing ruins of the Wat Chedi Luang.
You can spend the second day exploring the various tourist spots, including the Doi Suthep, the Night Bazar and enjoying the local food. The day three of the trip should be best spent at the Mon Tha Than Waterfall which you can reach by a rental scooter. You can spend the fourth day exploring the local culture of this city. Spend the fifth day of Chiang Mai trip in the Friday market or cliff jumping at the Grand Canyon.
For a wildlife safari tour in Chiang Mai, you can go to the following places listed below:
DK David’s Kitchen at 909
It’s a riverside restaurant that serves some of the finest Thai food in Chiang Mai. Their menu is not limited to the local food, but they also serve European, French, and several fusion foods. The ambiance, the food, the amenities are all factors that make it the best in the city. The restaurant remains closed on Sundays.
Tong Restaurant and Bar
This is an open-air restaurant that serves the most scrumptious northern Thai food. The setting is very laid-back and comfy, and it is popular for several signature dishes such as hang le and larb Kua.
The Restaurant at Anantara
Located on the Anantara resort, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a fine and luxurious 5-star service to its customers.
This place is an amalgamation of artistic and culinary geniuses. The setting is lit in neon colors that attract the visitors. The magnificent food and modern amenities are truly breathtaking.
The best cycling tour routes in Chiang Mai are as follows:
The famous walking tours in Chiang Mai are as follows:
There is the option of taking a flight, a bus, or even a train to reach Chiang Mai from Bangkok. If you avail a Chiang Mai tour package that recommends a flight, it will take merely 60-70 minutes to traverse between the cities.
The fare, of course, varies considerably. A train ride takes between 12-15 hours to get to Chiang Mai, but it is still the most popular route because of the low cost and the chance to experience the local beauty of Thailand. The final option can be a bus, which is again cost-effective.
With traditional Thai interiors and modern architectural additions such as tiled floors, wooden furniture, and high ceilings, this place is a real heritage. Located just 100 meters away from the Sunday Market, it provides the best services.
A beautiful building houses this place, and it has beautiful interiors. This hotel has an outdoor pool and a luxurious bar and gym.
U Nimman Chiang Mai
This is a very beautiful hotel enchanted by an outdoor pool. It is well-equipped with all the luxuries and has a touch of Thai aesthetics that complements its design.
This is a budget-friendly place.with traditional décor. The rooms are airy and have adjoined balconies, and it offers all the modern-day amenities. It is at a short distance from both the old city and the Kad Suan Kaew shopping center.
Rustic River Boutique
This is a 3-star hotel that has majorly wooden décor. The antique furniture and Thai styled building give a great traditional touch to this place. Located near the river Ping, it offers a striking view of the city.
You can take part in river rafting in Chiang Mai in the following places:
The best places for a shopping tour in Chiang Mai are as follows:
The city of Chiang Mai experiences a very pleasant climate due to its elevated topographical location. The summer season is often too hot, and this is why most Chiang Mai tour packages don’t recommend a trip in the summer.
The rainy season in early June is a reprieve from the extreme heat, and it lingers on till October. The temperature gets to a pleasant 230 C during the night during these months. The winter season falls between December and February, and this is the most suitable time to visit the haven of Chiang Mai.
The Old City- This place is located inside the ruins of the ancient city of Chiang Mai. It has several little coffee houses, bars, and guesthouses with beautiful outdoor settings. The bars offer a range of night-time frolics such as pool, darts, and refreshing drinks.
The Ping River
The nightlife around this river is quite soothing. With live music and open-air restaurants serving local Thai delicacies, this is a spot one would want to visit again.
This is the lavish area of the city and has several coffee shops lined up. Several restaurants, clubs, and craft beer shops are also popular here.
The Night Bazaar
This is a famous tourist spot and has several little stalls filled with traditional Thai tinkers that you could take as souvenirs. Also, this is a central hub to enjoy Thai cuisine.
Muay Thai Fight
The Thai national sport, also called the ‘Dance of the eight limbs’ is not something to be missed. Stadiums hold fights that happen throughout the week.
You get the chance to witness wild beasts in their natural state at night while you choose to go for a night safari. Animal performances like those of lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, etc. make this a memorable trip.
A bus is probably the most convenient way to commute in Chiang Mai. However, on your Chiang Mai tour options such as the local Songthaews are a common mode of transport and give you the chance to get a closer look at the local culture. These are pick-up trucks with benches designed to serve as local transport.
Buses or minivans are the other options and the shuttle service is the easiest and most popular mode of transport for tourists. The tuk-tuks are by far the most easily available means of transportation to get around the city. There also several rental options at hand such as motorbike, taxis, scooters, or cars that you could hire.
Some of the famous jeep safari tours in Chiang Mai are as follows:
Chiang Mai Night Safari beguiles you-
The night safari zoo is a thrilling venture that gives you the chance to witness the majesty of nature’s wildest beasts in their nocturnal realities. You can find the ferocious lions, mighty tigers, pumas, jaguars and wild cats in action over here. Other animals such as zebras, giraffes, and rhinos also dwell here.
Location: Tambon Nong Kwai, Chiang Mai
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Price: THB - 700; INR - 1500
Play with elephants at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary-
This is an experience to last a lifetime. The chance to get close to magnanimous beasts such as the elephant is rare, and you get the opportunity to play with the great creatures when you visit this place.
There is also the option for a stay over here if you want to have more fun with the elephants. A guide will take you through the norms and the history of the place. This is a highly recommended activity.
Location: Chang Klan, Chiang Mai
Timings: 7 am to 10 pm
Price: THB - 1700; INR - 3600
Bumpy Whitewater Rafting on the Mae Taeng River-
The glorious Mae Taeng River will add the necessary element of thrill in your Chiang Mai trip. After getting all the necessary instructions for safety, a professional will accompany you into the best rafting experience you would ever have.
The river on both sides is shrouded by the lush greens of the rainforests. This scenic marvel with the rafting opportunity makes it an experience that is refreshing to the very core.
Location: Ratvithi Road, Chiang Mai
Timings: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Price: THB - 1800; INR - 3900
Spot Gibbons on an exhilarating zip line-
Chiang Mai packages offer the life-altering experience of a zip-line adventure, also called the ‘Flight of the Gibbon.’ This is bound to be the highlight of your trip. You get to swoosh through dense rainforest on a reliable zip-line to get the chance to see the gibbons that live here.
The experience is so exciting and also comes with the added opportunity to relish in abseils, natural trails, and the sky bridge.
Location: Mae On
Timings: 6 am to 11 pm
Price: THB - 4000; INR – 8200
‘No bar’ experience with tigers at the Tiger Kingdom-
The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai gives you the chance to interact with nature’s finest creations. You can spot the wild cats and tiger over here. This place has matured tigers and also little cubs, and you get the chance to touch and fondle them inside their enclosures where they remain unchained and tethered in any way. This is the most popular activity that makes your Chiang Mai tour one of a kind.
Location: Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
Price: THB - 700; INR – 1530
Visit the divine and gorgeous Wat Phra Thai Doi Suthep-
Culture is the epicenter of the experience of Chiang Mai and the hours spent at Wat Phra Doi Suthep truly depict the culture of Chiang Mai. This place is revered as a spiritual abode, built-in 1383 to treasure the shards of Lord Buddha’s bones. A flight of 306 steps takes you to the main temple area that is an example of architectural genius and ultimate and peace.
Location: Su Thep, Chiang Mai
Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Price: THB - 30; INR – 65
The most romantic things to do on a honeymoon tour to Chiang Mai are as follows:
The famous elephant safari tours in Chiang Mai are as follows:
Chiang Mai packages also include the opportunity to get a whiff of adventure by camping on Chiang Mai trekking excursions.
Doi Khun Tan National Park-
This is a huge area with a dense forest cover of bamboo, pine, oak, and teak trees. It houses exquisite species of animals such as the weasel, Siamese hare, wild boars, and porcupines. There are also several beautiful butterflies and flowers such as orchids over here.
This place also has the largest Thai tunnel and has a 6 km long trail right up to the mountain top, which is an easy hiking option. It takes about an hour and a half at the most to cover it.
Doi Suthep Camping-
This place offers you the ultimate chance for a romantic escapade. Couples and young pairs enjoy the trail up to the mountain relishing in the blanket of stars overhead. The view from here is like nothing else you’ve seen! You can spend your night in the tents laid over here.
Ob Khan National Park-
This serene spot makes all your escapist fantasies come alive with beautiful butterflies and dragonflies. The river of Mae Khan is quite clean and absolutely perfect for a dip in the calm ends.
Doi Inthanon National Park-
This is the highest mountain in Thailand, and you can feel the atmosphere going quite cold over here. The mountain top gets blanketed by a mist that gives this place a transcendental feel. The bird population here is quite large, and you can find over here various self-led hiking trails for your exploration.
It also has several exotic plants and beautiful waterfalls. The overall experience of Doi Inthanon is heavenly.
The ride from the Chiang Mai airport to the city’s center is fairly short. Songteaws, as well as tuk tuks, are available for taxi services. The ride costs not more than 160 THB. Uber is also a good option to reach the city from the airport.
- Don’t disrespect the Buddha idols.
- Follow the temple etiquette to the letter.
- Don’t disrespect the monks or cross your legs around them.
- Don’t touch the locals, especially women.
- Avoid overt public display of affection.
- Don’t bathe in the sun nude.
- Don’t raise your voice.
- Don’t pick what is not yours.
- Respect the customs and traditions of the place and the local people there.