Thailand

Top things to do in Chiang Mai

Being the largest and most important cultural Northern city, Chiangmai is becoming one of the top destinations in Thailand. Different from Phuket, Pattaya or even Bangkok, Chiangmai offers you to experience many unusual things. There are no pristine beaches, or thriving nightlife but instead, breathtaking national, natural beauty. Let's discover the top things to do in Chiangmai and gain real insight from a local perspective!

About Chiangmai

Coming to Chiangmai, you will have to temporily say goodbye to the shopping paradise of Bangkok, or the oceanic getaway Phuket and explore the hidden gems in Thai culture. Any trip to Chiang Mai would not be complete without a trip to Doi Inthanon National Park, where find yourself surrounded by majestic mountains, Vachiratharn Waterfall and green lush forests from the highest place in Thailand. If you are keen on architecture, you may love the stunning temples, most especially the iconic White Temple - Wat Rong Khun. A visit to Karen village is also an eye-opening experience where you can get a glimspe into the life of the Karren hill tribe. According to their belief, the women have to wear golden necklaces, and the older they get, the more necklaces they wear.

There are serveral local dishes you shouldn't miss while in Chiangmai. For example, Khao Soy - the specialty of Northern Thailand - which is made of crispy egg noodles topped with meat and served with coconut curry. Since Thailand is famous for its street-foods, you should try the local food shops on the path. Be noticed that Thai foods are extremely spicy. But don't worry, you can always ask the server, the waiter before you order the food or let them know if you're allergic to any ingredient. We recommend you visit Chiangmai, and also Thailand, from November to February because the weather will be much comfortable, cooler and less rain than other time of the year. That's also the peak tourist season in Thailand so it's best to pre-paid as many as possible tours and entrance tickets.

Timezone
GMT+07:00
Currency
Thai Bath
1 USD = 30.91 THB
Best time to visit
November
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