Chiang Mai is famous for being home to the Lantern Festival, where thousands of lanterns float in the sky at one time, as well as being the birth place of Khao Soi, the home to some of the most beautiful and ancient temples in the country, and elephant sanctuaries.

There are so many things to do in Chiang Mai, you will find it hard pressed to be bored of the options available to you.

Things to Do in Chiang Mai

But if you’re not sure what to do in Chiang Mai on your visit, here is a list of all the most exciting and unmissable attractions in the city.

Take a Thai Cooking Class

I spent the day bonding with my daughter at a Thai cooking school, and we had the best time. We visited the market to buy the vegetables and learnt the intricacies of Thai cooking.

Visit The Buddhist Temples in The Old City

If you are interested in learning more about Buddhism, you can take part in Monk Chat at Wat Chedi Luang in the Old City. Not only will your curiosity be satisfied but you will also be helping the Monks to learn English.

Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Of course, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which overlooks Chiang Mai from the heights of Doi Suthep mountain.

Check Out the Saturday Walking Street Market

The Saturday Walking Street Market is a fabulous places for picking up souvenirs, local arts and crafts, jewellery and clothing, as well as tasty street food.

Shop at Warorot Market

It’s a fun place to explore, a rabbit warren of fabric, home wares, Buddhist items, clothing and jewellery, Thai snacks and fresh produce.

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