Chiang Mai is the capital of the old Lanna Kingdom, rich in culture. This city attracts with best museums, temples, Thailand’s tallest mountains, two different tribal villages and national parks. Now traveling to this beautiful place is even easier and cheaper than ever with the Goibibo offers to avail you amazing discounts and offers to make your travel a lot cheaper.
Check out the 10 best things to do in Chiang Mai:
5. Lanna Folklife Museum
The Lanna Folklife Museum is full of exhibitions about the history, cultures and lives of the northern Thailand. Museum offers information about city’s history in Chinese, Thai and English languages. This place is also known as Lanna Heritage Centre located opposite to the three kings Monument in old city. Inside there are 18 different exhibitions which displays about life in the past. The museum is small in size and takes an hour time to cover everything as well taking photos. For Adults, tickets cost 90 baht and for children tickets cost 40 baht. Highlights here are the Lanna Heritage Centre, Museum in a former courthouse with cultural artifacts, textiles & ceramics, plus a small cafe.
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 08:30 – 17:00
Location: Prapokklao Road, Chiang Mai Old City
Tel: +66 (0)53 217 793
Price Range: 90 baht for adults, 40 baht for children
4. Bo Sang Handicraft Village
Bo Sang Village’s handcrafting umbrellas are very well known in country and through out the world. Umbrella became one of the symbols of Chiang Mai. Here you’ll find umbrellas which are hand-painted, large parasols or patios, tiny cocktail umbrellas and many handmade products. Every product you find here are very reasonable at prices. Bor Sang which is called as craft village specialises in colourful paper umbrellas. Highlights are vibrantly coloured paper umbrellas in various street-side shops, umbrella factory, the drawing station, sundry station
Location: Chiang Mai-San Kampaeng Highway, 9 km from Chiang Mai Old City
Tel: +66 (0)53 248 604
3. Doi Pui Tribal Village and National Park
Doi Pui, It is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, The hottest attractions for Doi Pui must is Hmong Tribal Village. It will be a good experience going into the tribal villagers private life. One can see their lifestyle, their homes, their culture, musical instruments, traditions, embroidered costumes and bamboo crafts. The climate there is very cool and pleasant to live. You can also find various species of birds, small mammals, eagles and pheasants. Highlights here are waterfalls include Tat Mauk Waterfall, Mae Sa Waterfall and tribal life.
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 16:15
Location: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai
2. Old City Temples
Chiang Mai Old City is called as a living museum. All the streets are with beautiful temples, historical buildings, ancient walls and old shophouses. The radius of the city is very small and can easily cover entire city with out tiring. You should not miss visiting Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao and Wat Phra Singh. This place is an area to shop, drink and eat. Filled with Boutiques, great dining places, galleries also called as Epicentre of arty Chiang Mai. If you are interested in collecting unique handicrafts, clothes accessories, antiques you should spend your half day around Nimmanhaemin.The Huay Kaew Road night market is always full of teenagers and students shopping for the latest fashions at cheapest prices. Not just this, but also cool bars, cafes and restaurants and massage shops.
1. Doi Suthep
The mountain overlooking the city from northwest is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Famous for Lanna culture, historical since 700 years and spiritually signigicant places in Thailand. Large number of foreigners come to see the mircales of this holy place, specially all Thais prefer coming here and worshipping with great beliefs.Key Highlights here are Shops and Restaurants, Climate, Waterfalls, Flora and Fauna, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and parks.
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 18:00
Location: Huay Kaew, Doi Suthep