Chiang Mai, not busy not dry, no crowded flow of people, all comfortable with a slow pace of life. In Chiang Mai, one of the most frequently said words is: zaiyanyan (Thai: take your time), especially when it is said gently by a local it’s hard not to embrace this easy-going nature of the city.


The cities architecture is styled from Lanna Dynasty in the 13th century, the ancient city walls, the long moats around it, and temples can be seen everywhere. The golden spires of the temples can be seen from the gaps between the houses. This wonderful mix of facsinating Thai architecture mixed with such a lovely relaxed pace of life makes Chiangmai a wonderful place to relax on holiday!


The five best things to do in Chiang Mai:


1. Wat Phratat Doi Suthep - Temple

If you don't come to this beautiful temple at the top of the mountain, the trip to Chiang Mai is not complete. You can walk the 300 steps or take the cable car to the top of the mountain. The scenery there is so beautiful.


Traffic: It costs about 30 baht from the red double car of the highway in Chiang Mai city to the entrance of Chiang Mai University. There is a special double car up the mountain, which costs about 40 baht one way. It can also be chartered or you can easily rent a motorcycle to take you up.

The best time to visit: All year round.

Tickets: Free

Opening hours: 06: 00-18: 00(Monday-Sunday, January 1-December 31)

Tips: There are no fixed tickets however 30 baht is usually given by foreign tourists

2. Elephant Nature Park

The Park aims to save injured elephants and let them recover in their natural environment. You can spend the whole day feeding and bathing these gentle beasts, but this is not the place to watch the circus elephant show!

209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Tambon Kuet Chang, Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100

Opening Hours: Open all day

Admission ticket:
Entrace to the park costs from 2500Baht for ½ day, the price varies based on season and special projects the park may be running (check their website: for the latest information). The price varies with the project and time.

The best time to visit: All year round.

Way of arrival: After booking the itinerary on the official website, they will send an email to confirm the guest's place of residence. A car will be pick you up in the morning.

3. Doi Inthanon (Doi Inthanon National Park)

There are many high mountain scenic spots in this part of Thailand, including three spectacular waterfalls, Miao villages, Karen Badong, alpine tribes, pagodas dedicated to Royal couples and endless natural scenery along the way.


DOI Indonesia National Park, ban Luang, Zongtong Chiang Mai mansion 50160

Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00

The best time to visit: All year round.

Ticket: THB 200 for adults and THB 100 for children.


If you are going by bus, you need to transfer to chom thong and Mae Klang twice. Take a bus from Chang pheuak bus station in Chiang Mai or take tuk tuk from pratu to Zongtong, 61 baht. From Zongtong, there are regular tuk tuk cars to the entrance of the park near Meigang, 30 baht, and directly to the top of the yintanong mountain, 80 baht, every hour until evening.


4. Cuisine Curriculum

Want to surprise your friends with your cooking skills when you get home? There are many cooking schools in Chiang Mai, which offer very good Thai one-day courses. Everything is ready for you. All you need to do is go to the classroom and follow the teacher.

The cost of taking a cooking course is from 532THB to 976THB. You can book on


5. Wat Cheri Luang (Temple)

Although the famous jade Buddha no longer exists in qidilong temple, its 600 year old building is still worth visiting. Don't forget to leave some time to talk with the little monks. They are very glad to have the chance to practice English with you.


Address: th Phra pokklao, Sri phum, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Opening hours: 6:00-18:00

The best time to visit: All year round.
Play time: 1 hour recommended
Admission: Free



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