What To Do In Chiang Mai

What to do in Chiang Mai

What To Do In Chiang Mai

If you are wondering what to do in Chiang Mai then you will not be disappointed.

Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a city that is surrounded by mountains making it a place where there are so many diverse things to do.

It is a completely different holiday than the one you would experience in the South of Thailand.

Since it is landlocked, there are no beaches or tropical views but there are great mountainous and nature views.


Chiang Mai Tribes

Chiang Mai is well known for the Hill Tribes at Doi Angkhrang.

The Hmong, Palong, Lisu and Lahu tribes have lived here for centuries and you can see how they live and work.

A great cultural experience.

One of the best known people of Northern Thailand are the Kayans (also known as Padaung).

These are the tribes that have the rings around their neck making it elongated.

These tribes fled Myanmar (Burma) because of a brutal military regime and have lived in this area for decades.


Chiang Mai Hilltribe


Chiang Mai Elephant Tours

If an organised tour is more your liking then we have them.

You get picked up from your Chiang Mai hotel and have an organised tour with lunches and transfers.

There is a lot of controversy with the way elephants are handled for you to be able to ride an elephant

You can read about how elephants are treated badly

There is a lot more awareness now and things are changing for the better.

There is an Elephant Nature Park where you can care and feed rescued Elephants.

We have a one and tour day tour for you to help Elephants and other stray animals of Thailand.

One Day Elephant Nature Park

Two Day Elephant Nature Park 


Volunteer at Elephant Park



One of the most popular ways to see Chiang Mai and its surroundings is to hire a motorbike.

Riding a motor bike around the area at your own pace allows you to stop and see more things.

You have no time limit so then you can decide how long you want to stay in the one place.

If you wondering what to do in Chiang Mai if you want to see more nature, then you can also get a Dirt Bike and ride through the jungles of Chiang Mai.


Motorbike Riding in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai Town

Chiang Mai isn’t all about tours.

You can travel around the city to do shopping or go on a culinary journey and taste the wonders of the Northern Thailand cuisines.

The Artisans in this area are world famous for their wood working skill.

Their craft of furniture making and wood carvings are their specialty

Also check out the silver making skills of the locals.

Silver Smithing has been around for centuries in this area.

Known as “Silver Village” Phae Road has an abundance of hand made quality silver in the form of boxes, trays, bowls and jewelery.





Chiang Mai Markets

Chiang Mai also has many night markets where you can get that bargain.

Here is a list of the main markets in Chiang Mai

  • Warorot Market
  • Morning Market at Chiang Mai Gate
  • Saturday and Sunday Night Walking Street
  • Night Bazaar
  • Kham Tiang Flower Market
  • JJ Market (Jing Jai)
  • Kad Rincome Fashion Market


Sunday Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai Accommodation

Chiang Mai’s Accommodation is a lot different than the ones you would get on the Thailand Islands.

Obviously you can’t stay in a resort on the beach but you can stay in a resort that has great mountain and natural views.

Chiang Mai has a lot of hostels too for the backpackers that make their way up to the north of Thailand.

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Getting to Chiang Mai

There are a lot of ways that you can get to Chiang Mai.

It all depends on your budget time frame and what adventure you want to take to get there.


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