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Chiang Mai Travel Guide

Chiang Mai, affectionately known as “The Rose of the North“, is a testament to Thailand’s rich blend of culture, nature and history. Set amidst the mountains, the province offers a unique blend of ancient temples, lively festivals and breathtaking natural beauty. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or returning, this guide offers a comprehensive overview of what Chiang Mai has to offer. From the tranquil Doi Suthep Temple to the thrilling zipline adventure, from the fragrant cafes to the bustling markets, Chiang Mai promises an unforgettable experience for every kind of traveler.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in culture, retreat to nature, or simply experience the life of the locals, Chiang Mai welcomes you with open arms. Embark on Chiang Mai tours and enjoy the countless wonders of this Thai jewel. Have a good trip!

Chiang Mai Province

First Time in Chiang Mai?

Discover the enchanting blend of culture, history and natural beauty that Chiang Mai has to offer. Here is a comprehensive list of information for your trip.

Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Discover the majestic world of Thailand’s gentle giants. Experience the ethical treatment of elephants and learn more about their protection. Immerse yourself in the world of these magnificent creatures. : Read more about Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Kham

From ancient temples to bustling markets, Chiang Mai offers a wealth of activities. Discover the best attractions and hidden treasures of this northern paradise. Explore Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Things To Do in Doi Inthanon National Park

king and queen pagodas at doi inthanon national park

Travel to Thailand’s highest peak and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Doi Inthanon. From waterfalls to pagodas, there’s plenty to see. Discover Doi Inthanon National Park

Things To Do at Night in Chiang Mai

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Chiang Mai. From nightly bazaars to cultural events, the city comes alive after dark. Uncover Chiang Mai’s Nightlife

Things To Do on Doi Suthep Mountain

City View at Night

Climb the sacred mountain Doi Suthep and enjoy the panoramic view, golden pagodas and peaceful nature trails. Climb Doi Suthep Mountain

6 of the Best Chiang Mai Trekking Tours

Jungle trekking in Chiang Mai

Embark on exciting treks through the lush jungles, hill tribes and scenic landscapes of Chiang Mai. Find the hike that suits you perfectly. Join a Chiang Mai Trekking Tour

Best Chiang Mai Cooking Class & Food Tour

young woman preparing to learn authentic thai cooking

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Thai cuisine. Learn to cook authentic dishes and discover the culinary delights of the city. Taste and Cook Chiang Mai’s Best

Best Zipline in Chiang Mai

Swing through the treetops and experience the thrill of Chiang Mai’s best zipline adventures. Feel the adrenaline rush! Zip Through Chiang Mai’s Jungles

Mae Kampong Village

Mae Kampong

Take a step back in time and experience the tranquil life of Mae Kampong village, a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visit Mae Kampong Village

Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls Chiang Mai

Sticky Waterfall with men going down

Climb the unique limestone waterfalls of Bua Tong. A natural wonder like no other in Chiang Mai. Ascend the Chiang Mai Sticky Waterfalls

Things to Do in Chiang Mai with Kids

Looking for family-friendly activities in Chiang Mai? Discover attractions and adventures perfect for the little ones. Explore Family Fun in Chiang Mai

ATV Chiang Mai Tours Off Road

ATV Adventures in Chiang Mai

Experience the thrill of off-road adventure on an ATV tour in Chiang Mai. Explore scenic trails and enjoy the ride!

Chiang Mai Itinerary

Explore our Chiang Mai itineraries to find out how many days you want to spend, whether it’s a 3-day jungle adventure, a cultural experience, or an extended 5-day exploration.

Is Chiang Mai Worth Visiting

chiang mai wat lok molee temple

Considering a trip to Chiang Mai? Discover the myriad reasons why this northern jewel is a must-see. Find Out Why Chiang Mai is a Must-Visit

How many days should you spend in Chiang Mai?

Not sure how long your trip to Chiang Mai should be? Our guides will show you how to best spend your days so you don’t miss any highlights. Find out the ideal duration for your trip!

3 Days Chiang Mai Itinerary Jungle Adventure and Culture

Immerse yourself in an exciting mix of nature and culture with this 3-day travel guide. From dense jungles to rich traditions, this itinerary promises a wide range of experiences. Discover the 3-day itinerary for adventure and culture!

3 Days Chiang Mai Itinerary Jungle Adventure

For those who have an undying love for nature, this 3-day jungle adventure is made for you. Traverse the lush landscapes and get up close and personal with the wilderness. Start the 3-day jungle adventure now!

3 Days Chiang Mai Itinerary Cultural Experience

Dive deep into the heart of Chiang Mai’s traditions, rituals and heritage with this 3-day cultural tour. Experience the city like never before. Start your cultural journey here!

5 Day Chiang Mai Itinerary

If you want to explore Chiang Mai in depth, our 5-day itinerary covers all the must-visit places and shows you hidden treasures so you can experience the city comprehensively. Immerse yourself in the 5-day exploration of Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai Temples

Discover the spiritual heart of northern Thailand. The temples of Chiang Mai are a testament to the rich Buddhist heritage and architectural marvels. Dive deep into the serene world of these sacred places.

Top temples in Chiang Mai

Wat Suan Dok Chiang Mai

From golden chedis to intricate carvings, discover the most revered and symbolic temples in Chiang Mai. Start your spiritual journey here. Discover the top temples in Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep Temple (Wat Phra That Doi Suthep)

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Perched on a mountain, Doi Suthep Temple offers panoramic views of Chiang Mai and is a beacon of spirituality. Learn more about its history and significance of Doi Suthep Temple

Wat Phra Singh Temple

Wat Phra Singh

Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh is known for its impressive Lanna architecture and revered Buddha image. Enter the tranquil grounds. Visit Wat Phra Singh Temple

Wat Umong Temple

Wat Umong

Experience the unique underground tunnels and tranquil forest setting of Wat Umong. A temple that offers a blend of history and nature. Discover the secrets of Wat Umong

Visiting a Thai Temple

Planning to visit a temple in Thailand? Find out about the most important etiquette and rules of conduct to ensure a respectful visit. Learn how to visit a Thai temple


Wiang Kum Kam

Wiang Kum Kam

Discover the ancient city buried beneath Chiang Mai. Wiang Kum Kam offers a glimpse into the past of the Lanna Kingdom with its historic ruins. Wiang Kum Kam Journey

San Kamphaeng and Bo Sang Handicraft Village

Bo Sang Umbrella Village

At San Kamphaeng and Bo Sang, you can admire the craftsmanship of Chiang Mai’s artisans. From silk weaving to handmade umbrellas, experience local handicrafts firsthand. Explore the Handicraft Villages

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden and Canopy Walkway

Stroll through the lush landscape of the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden. This garden is a plant lover’s paradise, showcasing Thailand’s diverse flora. Discover the Botanical Wonders

Bamboo Rafting on the Mae Wang River

Elephant near Bamboo Rafting Mae Wang River

Embark on a tranquil bamboo rafting tour on the Mae Wang River. Glide through calm waters and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Dive into a Bamboo Adventure Now!

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Immerse yourself in adventure at the Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai. Whether you want to cliff jump or just lounge, it’s a water lover’s paradise. Experience the Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai

Tube Trek Water Park

Splash, slide and sunbathe! Tube Trek Water Park offers endless fun with its thrilling rides and relaxing pools. Perfect for families and adventure seekers alike. Dive into Tube Trek Water Park

Other District

Chiang Dao

Discover the tranquil beauty of Chiang Dao, known for its fascinating caves, hot springs and majestic mountains. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and the spiritually inclined alike. Explore the wonders of Chiang Dao here!

Food, Shopping and Massage

Chiang Mai is a paradise for gourmets, shoppers and recreation seekers. Dive into the city’s culinary delights, store until you drop, and then relax with a traditional Thai massage.

Thai Food: Delight your taste buds with authentic Thai flavors. From spicy curries to sweet treats, Chiang Mai offers a culinary journey like no other. Immerse yourself in the world of Thai cuisine here!

Thai Massage: Rejuvenate your body and soul with a traditional Thai massage. Let the skilled hands of local masseuses take the stress off your mind. Experience relaxation like never before!

Markets & Shopping Mall: From bustling street markets to modern shopping malls, Chiang Mai offers a shopping experience for every type of traveler. Discover the best shopping in Chiang Mai!

Coffee, Tea Shops & Co-Working Spaces: Whether you’re a digital nomad or just looking for a cozy spot to relax, Chiang Mai’s coffee shops offer the perfect mix of drinks and co-working spaces. Find your next favorite spot here!

Useful Information

About Chiang Mai: Discover the rich history, culture and essence of Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North. Learn more about Chiang Mai here!

Getting Around: Navigate Chiang Mai with ease. From tuk-tuks to songthaews, know your options. Discover the best ways to get around here!

Getting to Chiang Mai: From flights to bus routes, find the most convenient ways to reach this northern gem. Plan your way to Chiang Mai here!

Events and Festivals: Experience Chiang Mai’s vibrant festivals and events that reflect the city’s rich culture. Check out the city’s events calendar here!

Hospitals: Stay safe and informed with a list of reputable medical facilities in Chiang Mai. Find the nearest hospitals here!

Private Transportation: Looking for a more personalized travel experience? Find out about private transportation options. Book your private ride here!

Visa: Find out about Thai visa requirements to ensure a hassle-free trip. Find out about visa requirements here!

Weather: Find out about the climate and weather conditions in Chiang Mai if you plan to visit the city. Find out about the latest weather data here!

Where to stay in Chiang Mai: From luxurious resorts to cozy guesthouses, find the perfect accommodation for your stay. Discover the best places to stay here!

Need inspiration for your Chiang Mai Trip? We have a great selection of tours to make your stay more enjoyable.