Top Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Top Things to Do in Chiang Mai - Thailand 

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This is Day 6 of Blog-marathon and I hope you guys are enjoying reading my travelogues!

So, if you follow me on Instagram or have read my previous blog posts you might already know that this Songrkran we went to Chiangmai to celebrate this water festival. Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiangmai offers something for everyone. Whether you’re into culture, architecture, hiking, sports, food, history, pampering yourself, or into exploring new places; this place certainly has something special for you. So, below I have listed some of the best things to do in Chian Mai.

  • Visit Temples or Wats in Chiangmai: 
Chiang Mai is one of the many former capitals of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. This city so many ancient temples and they are absolutely worth checking out. Below, I have shared few pictures of the temples we visited during our Chiang Mai Trip:

Wat Chedi Luang

Reclining Buddha at Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

Wat Chiang Mun

Wat Chiang Mun

Wat Doi Suthep (Wat Phra That Doi Kham )

Wat Doi Suthep (Wat Phra That Doi Kham )

Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep
Wat Doi Suthep

  • Take a one day tour to nearby Waterfalls
Sirithan Waterfall

Wachirathan Waterfall

  • Visit The Karen Hill Tribe Village

  • Walk among the clouds and flowers at Royal Twin Pagodas

Royal Twin Pagodas
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Garden at Royal Twin Pagodas

  • Visit Inthanon Royal Project

Inthanon Royal Project

Inthanon Royal Project

  • Take strolls through The Night Markets of Chiang Mai

Night Market Chiang Mai

Sunday Night Market Chiangmai

  •  Have Ice-cream rolls 

  • Go on bar hopping or dine out at rooftop restaurant and enjoy live music:

Blue Bat Rooftop at Pornping Tower

Blue Bat Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Pornping Tower

Blue Bat Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Pornping Tower

  • Visit Tha Phae Gate

Tha Phae Gate Chiangmai

Tha Pae Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in Chiang Mai. It has a long and fascinating history, stretching back to when the province acted as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom from the 13th-18 century. The large brick-paved plaza in front of the gate is often used for shows or markets during festivals. If you're feeling the need for a caffeine reinforcement, there are two well known coffee shops in the gate area. Outside the gate, right on the corner. Just inside the gate is a branch of a Thai chain, Black Canyon, where you can get some good Thai food to go with your coffee.

  • Street Shopping or Extravagant Shopping from Malls
Street Shopping
  • Eat Traditional Thai Food at the Food Stalls or at any Traditional Thai Restaurants.

  • Enjoy Hotel Buffet & Swimming at your Hotel.

Other things which You can do in Chiang Mai:

Pamper yourself with a Luxurious Spa or Thai Massage
Play With Elephants either at Jungle Sanctuary or Elephant Nature Park
Go on a Night Safari Tour
Learn Thai Cooking from Thai Cooking Schools in Chiangmai
Book a Chiang Mai off-road adventure (ATV | 4WD )
Have you ever been to Chiang Mai?
What are your favorite things to do in Chiang Mai?
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