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  • 01Must Visit Places in Chiang Mai

    1. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    2. Wat Chedi Luang
    3. Wat Phra Singh
    4. HHC massage therapy 
    5. Mountain Biking at Doi Suthep National Park
    6. Wat Suan Dorg
    7. Wat Umong
    8. Bhubing Palace
    9. Tha Phae Gate
    10. Jungle Flight
    11. Whitewater rafting at Mae Wong River
    12. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders
    13. Chiang Mai National Museum
    14. Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
    15. Kayaking at Mae Ngat Valley
    16. Hmong Village
    17. Huay Kaew Waterfall
    18. Wat Phra That Doi Kham
    19. Bungee jumping at Jungle Bungee Jump Centre
    20. Umphang
    21. Chiang Deo
    22. Wat Lok Moli
    23. Dragon Flight Zipline Chiang Mai
    24. Thai Farm Cooking School
    25. Take a spa at Cheeva spa in Chaing Mai
    26. Thai Cooking Class at Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen
    27. Suan Buak Hat Park
    28. Monkchat Meditation Retreat
    29. Wat Chiang Man
    30. Chill at Huay Tung Tao Lake
  • 02Places to Visit with Kids in Chiang Mai

    31. Grand Canyon Chiang Mai Water Park
    32. Three Kings Monument
    33. Buak Hard Public Park
    34. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders 
    35. Doi Inthanon National Park
    36. Khao Yai National Park
    37. Fishing at Bo Sang fishing park
    38. Elephant Nature Park
    39. Visit Art In Paradise 3D Museum
    40. Hot air Balloning at Horizon Village Resort
    41. Maesa Elephant Camp
    42. Chiang Mai Zoo
    43. Paint an Elephant at the Elephant House 
    44. Royal Park Rajapruek
    45. Lanna Folklife Museum
  • 03Places to Visit in Chiang Mai at Night

    46. Night safari at Nocturnal Zoo
    47. Bo Sang Handicraft Village
    48. Kalare Night Market
    49. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    50. Sunday Night Market
    51. Ladyboy Cabaret
    52. Bubbles Nightclub
    53. Spicy Nightclub
    54. North Gate Jazz Co-Op

  • 04Places to Eat and Drink in Chiang Mai

    55. Go drinking at the CM Entertainment Complex
    56. North Gate Street Food Market
    57. David's Kitchen
    58. Sababa Israeli Restaurant
    59. Italics & Rise at Akyra Manor Chiang Mai
    60. Ginger & Kafe at The House
    61. Bamboo Bee
    62. Zoe in Yellow
    63. Drink Coffee at Baan Din Dee
    64. The Giant Treehouse Cafe
    65. Khao Mai-KhaoFang
    66. Catmosphere Cat Café
    67. The Roof - Sala Lanna
    68. Warm Up Café
    69. The UN Irish Pub
    70. The Writers' Club & Wine Bar
  • 05Places to Shop in Chiang Mai

    71. Warorot Market
    72. Chiang Mai Walking Street
    73. Anusarn Market
    74. Wualai Walking Street
    75. Bor Sang Village
    76. Sankampaeng Craft Street
    77. Ploen Rudee Night Market
    78. Ginger & The House Shop
    79. Riverside Boutique Shops
    80. Maya Lifestyle Shopping Mall
  • 06Offbeat Places to Visit in Chiang Mai

    81. Baan Rai Thai
    82. Mae Hong Son
    83. Hike up to Wat Pha Lat
    84. Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn, Lampang
    85. Pongyang Zipline & Jungle Coaster
    86. Doi Pha Tang
    87. Pha Chor
    88. Karen Long Neck Village, Mae Hong Son
    89. Mon Cham Chiang Mai
    90. Wat Rong Khun
    91. Phuffin in the Lake
    92. Emerald Lake, Lampang
    93. Sri Lanna National Park, Chiang Mai
    94. Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station
    95. Pai Canyon
    96. Eagle Track Zipline
    97. Doi Luang Chiang Dao Wildlife Reserve
    98. Small Farm
    99. The Canopy Walk
    100. Simon Hill
    101. Pha Singh Liao, Chiang Mai

Attractions

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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 
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Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.



Location
: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
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Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
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Anusarn Night Market

Based near the bottom end of famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, this market is a pleasure to visit. Having its own charm this is equally popular as the famous Night Bazaar. During day time the vendors of the market are usually are not present though the eateries, bars and permanent shops remain open. The market starts in the evening and the key attraction of the market is the low cost delicious meals available here. Be it Asian, Seafood or Indian cuisine all remains available here. Another attraction is the open air Thai message which charges around 60 THB for ½ hour and 120 THB for 1 hour. Apart from this one can find shops of all kinds of goods that includes clothing, electronic items, gift items, accessories, shoes, music stores, and household items

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Fish Massage

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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Chang Puak Gate Night Market

One of the most attractive markets Chang Puak Hate Night Market is quite famous among the tourists. For all those who love to walk around the streets and check out different shops this is the ideal location. With outstanding collection of various goods like clothing, perfume, , wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, shoes, street performers, belts, lanterns, candles, food stalls, sketch artists, house wares one can find it all here. It is quite crowded place and there are unique vendors who sells exclusive Thai foods which is quite delicious and mouth watering. Apart from this there are other stores of clothing, shoes, and accessories with reasonably good stock.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage

Location: Prathu Chand Puak, Thailand
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Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center

At Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center primary importance is given towards making the elephants feel comfortable in a natural environment. As a result the camp provides an experience to its visitors which combine both jungle activities and training schedules with a one to one interaction with a single elephant making the whole experience more interesting and absolutely unforgettable. There are about 32 elephants which provide excellent rides in the adjacent teak forest and the nearby Ping River. The highlight of the destination is watching the baby elephants get trained in the morning with lessons on how to walk, how to bath etc. Bamboo rafting sessions are also available here on the Ping River. A visit to hill tribe village is also organised.



Location
Chiang Mai-Fang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: Open daily from 7 am Price: Starting from 60 Baht.
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Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

65km from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a ideal location to enjoy elephant trekking, pleasant stay, excellent meals and superb spa treatment. The arrangements are superb with 15 tents with white crisp bedding, copper tubs, and leather recliners setting the jungle safari mood. The brilliant ambience of the forested environment, the excellent elephant rides and superior Thai massage after a elephant rides along with excellent relaxation makes it a preferred destination in Thailand.



One can explore the flora and fauna, get up close with the elephants and enjoy a entertaining day with the luxury of a resort to stay. Riverside pool and river boat trips are some additional entertaining activities done here.

Location: 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.




















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Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp

To experience the best eco travel tour and immerse in the beauties of nature Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp is the best experience. One can spend the days, feeding, bathing, playing and taking care of the gentle giants. There is option for elephant ride which is equally interesting. The visitors of this camp need to accommodate in eco hut and enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature. Be it river rafting or swimming in the cool pools, enjoying the mountain sun or tasting the sweetest juicy fresh fruits, life here is simply entertaining.



Elephant experience here can be either enjoyed with a single elephant or with shared elephant. With friendly staff and excellent trainers the experience is a pleasant one guaranteed.

Location: Mae Win, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Thai Elephant Home

One of the best destinations to enjoy brilliant time with the gentle giants, Thai Elephant Home is located in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The camp has sufficient number of elephants all rescued and conserved in the camp to make them lead a happy life. Tourist can visit the destination and enjoy feeding, bathing and taking care of both the bigger and baby elephants.



There are several packages which can be opted for to ensure some decent time spent playing with these animals. It’s a eco friendly tourism where apart from enjoying the elephants one can also take pleasure in beautiful lush greenery and natural pools. The home has beautiful eco huts on a twin sharing basis with all necessary utilities for travellers to enjoy their stay for as long as they want.

Location
: 2 Kuedchang Maetang Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sunday Walking Market

Based almost in the middle of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, the market stretches for almost a km from Phae Gate to Ratchadamnoen Road. The road also famous by the name of walking street remains close on Sunday for the traffic so that all can enjoy the Sunday Market here. The Sunday Market remains very much crowded with both locals as well as tourists. Unlike Night Bazaar one can find here exclusive handicrafts and art of the Northern Thai inhabitants. There are shops of various other goods like clothing, accessories, home décor etc which are perfect for both own use and gifting others. After dark, the Sunday market gets more entertaining with different dance shows and entertaining programs. It’s a km long market and has much to explore.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Foot Massage

Location: Ratchadamnoen Road, Thailand
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Baan Chang Elephant Park

Based at a distance of 50 minutes from Chiang Mai, The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a beautiful sanctuary located at Mae Taeng. The place is by far one of the best locations to be up close with elephants and enjoy quality time with them. It’s a beautiful park dedicated to provide good life to the elephants. The special program named as Magical Elephant Mahout Training is scheduled here to make the visitors learn, know more and interact with this giant, clam and beautiful animal. Elephant feeding, elephant bath, bare back elephant ride, their medication and interacting with them all are included in this program. It organizes usually a day tour where lunch is included in the package.



Location
: Ratchadamnoen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Price: Starting from 2900 Baht
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Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre

Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre were established in 2009 with the motive of rescuing ill-treated elephants and saving them with proper shelter, food and healthcare. Though this initiative started with a single elephant but it later on got transferred into a business. Tourists visit this destination on a daily basis and enjoy interacting with the elephants and help them in their daily schedule which is an equally interesting activity. In the centre there are various single day programs as well as a multiple day schedules and transportation is available from the hotel. There are exclusive riding tours available which can be included in the package. White water rafting is an entertaining activity in this center. Another popular program here is the baby care programs where one needs to take care of the baby elephants and spend time with them. Its a memorable experience for all.

 

Location
: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: 8am-5:00pm
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The Tiger Kingdom

The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth. The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities.



Location:  Located right next to the Go?Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. 

Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Price: The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht.
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Kalare Night Market

Based towards the end of Night Bazaar, this is one of the prominent markets of Thailand, though the same remains much less crowded. It is much less hectic and it holds a host of shops like artistic studios, garment shops, Jewellery stores, accessories, shoes, gift items and souvenirs. This is almost like an undercover arcade where there are various shops and food court supporting coupon dinning. Here one can find foods of all kinds and can enjoy delicious cuisine of almost all continents. Other attractions here include Thai dance performances which changes every week and puppet shoe which is quite popular among the young crowd. The Warorot Market at a distance of 2 minutes from Kalare Night Market is famous for fresh vegetables and meat.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Have a sketch of own by talented sketch artists

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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White Sands of Turtle Island

Ko Tao or Turtle Island has gained its latter name owing to its resemblance to a turtle nose-diving towards neighboring island of KoPhaNgan. This easily accessible island is much more laid back and is known for providing a completely soothing experience to all its guests as compared to neighboring islands. The powdery white sand touching the azure waters of the beach and the beautiful lining of the coconut trees are certain ingredients that make this place a perfect vacation destination.


Things to Do: Apart from all the pristine beauty there are two specific elements that make this island all the more popular – coral reefs and colorful fish. While here, get ready to explore these stunning beauties by embarking on a thrilling snorkeling trip. At some specific intervals,it is even possible to feed the fish – get ready to dazzle yourself while feeding these diversifies school of fishes.

Getting There: Ko Tao Island is easily accessible via ferry from both KoSamui and KoPhaNgan. You can even opt for an overnight bus journey from Bangkok to Chumphon which will then be connected via boat ride to Ko Tao

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The Night Bazaar

Based on the eastern side of the old walled city, on the Chang Khlan Road, The Night Bazaar is one of the preferred destinations for the shopping lovers. During the day hours the place remains filled with shops, restaurant, snacks eateries, pizza outlets and shopping arcade but all this only fails to match the charm that the Night Bazaar produces in the same location. One can find here goods of all kinds be it clothing, electronic items, accessories, shoes, household items and many others. The key skills for shopping here is bargaining so for the best deal bargain more. About 20 to 30 percent reduction in the prices asked should be made for good deal. There is availability of both branded and local goods.



Open on
: Monday to Sunday, from dusk to Midnight

Highlights: Daddy’s Pizza and Steakhouse Restaurant serving Chinese food.

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand

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