Take a relaxing trek through Thailand and stop in Chiang Mai. You’ll experience all the rich history, traditions, and culture that causes people from all over the world to come and stay. From the night markets to the exotic foods, from the elephants and waterfalls, you’d be amazed at what’s waiting for you at the most visited tourist spots in Chiang Mai. Let’s go on a quick journey to discover just what you’ll see when you get here.
Visit the Doi Inthanon National Park
Walk the natural beauty of the countryside outside of the city of Chiang Mai at the tallest mountain in the country. Doi Inthanon stands 2565 meters above sea level and has so much to offer. If you want to hike to the top to see incredible views, experience local tribes, and see some of the most beautiful waterfalls, this is the place to go. Take your camera and a friend, because you’ll want to spend at least a day to explore.
The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai
People travel from all over the world to visit the Elephant Nature Park. There are many elephant experiences around Chiang Mai, but this one boasts their fair treatment of the animals. The elephants who come to ENP are rescues from a variety of harsh environments and unfair treatment. You’ll get the opportunity to be up-close and personal with elephants as you help bathe them, feed them, and more. You’ll also learn about the challenges these animals face and how you can help save the elephants.
Shop at the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai
Whether you call it the night market or the night bazaar, this is one of the most visited tourist spots in Chiang Mai, and you need to go at least once. It’s open from 6 PM-midnight every night and has vendors with everything you can think of. Most sellers speak some English and you can use your bartering skills to buy a traditional skirt, a bracelet, a hand-carved box, or other beautiful souvenirs. The night bazaar is a fun way to end the day.
Shop at the Warorot Market
Want to shop like a local? The Warorot Market is open daily, closes at dusk, and has an incredible selection of food, clothing, and handcrafted goods. The best part is, since it’s where the locals like to shop, the prices are more affordable than you’d find at the other markets. Tourists love to come here because it gives a more authentic view of Thai culture.
Dragon Flight Chiang Mai
One of the most visited tourist spots in Chiang Mai for adventurers is Dragon Flight Chiang Mai. You’ll experience the jungle as you fly through it on 26 different zip lines. There are activities for all ages including walks through nature, sky bridges, and more.
Pet cats at the Cat Cafe
Do you miss your cats? The Cat Cafe is simply a cafe with cats. There are around fifteen cats who call this cafe home and they are free to go where they please in the building. Tourists love to stop in and get their cat fix while they sip on a delicious beverage. Workers put in a lot of effort to keep the place clean for you and their furry friends.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
You have more than 300 options to choose from to visit a Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai. But this one is the most famous and sits atop a mountain that overlooks the city. You can choose to get there via cable car or walk up 300 steps. No matter which one you choose, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is an incredible temple to behold. It’s also one of the most visited tourist spots in Chiang Mai.
Wat Chedi Luang
This Wat was built more than 600 years ago. Ancient ruins are what remains. The mysterious temple draws visitors from all over the world. Elephant statues surround the exterior of the building and it is important to the culture and history of Chiang Mai. If you love archaeology and history, this is the perfect tourist spot for you.
It’s a lot of fun to be a tourist in Chiang Mai. Whether you come alone or with friends, include these incredible spots on your trip. You’ll love the rich history, interesting culture, beautiful scenery, and amazing people.