The Best Activities In Chiang Mai

Each year more than five million travelers visit the city of Chiang Mai. As opposed to places like Bangkok & Phuket, Chiang Mai doesn’t have any coastlines. Nevertheless, while this might put off a few of the travelers, there are a number of travelers who visit Chiang Mai for the several other things which the city has to offer.

Climb the mountain top

If you are first time visitor, then you should definitely try this. You can see the wonderful panoramic sight of the whole city from the mountain top of Doi Suthep which overlooks Chiang Mai city. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a famous temple in Chiang Mai and can be found on top of  Doi Suthep.


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai


Try to cook Pad Thai or Som Tum

In Chiang Mai, you will find a number of classes that show you how to cook Pad Thai (Stir fried rice noodle) or Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad). There are loads of cooking schools, so pick one with a menu you like and learn some great local dishes.

Cooking Class in Chiang Mai Thailand

Cooking Class in Chiang Mai


Relax near a cool lake

The atmosphere in the city is quite humid and hot. Especially, if you decide to tour just before the start of the Monsoon. If it is hot and humid outside & you’re feeling lazy, then never simply hang near your hotel room or guest house pool. Rather visit the Huay Tung Tao. This is a small lake which is located just outside of the city area. The best way to reach the place is by using a motorcycle which allows you to gain enough control in regards to the when to travel & when to leave. However, you also have an option to form a group & lease a red Songthaew (a special type of passenger vehicle) which will take you as well as pick you up at the set period.

Huay Tung Tao Lake Chiang Mai Thailand

Huay Tung Tao Lake Chiang Mai


Play Golf

The city has 2 golf courses that are just fifteen minutes from the city center. Also, you have eleven additional terrific courses which are less than sixty minutes away. The truth is, Chiang Mai is like a very heaven to a golfer. If your not in the mood for grown up golf try the Hansa Mini Golf of World Wonders where you will find 18 different themed putt-putt courses.

Hansa Mini Golf of World Wonders in Chiang Mai Thailand

Hansa Mini Golf of World Wonders in Chiang Mai


In Chiang Mai, you can also see all kinds of farms such as Orchid Farms, Coffee Farms, Butterfly Farms, just to name a few. What about Caves and waterfalls? You can see several of these. Hot Springs? Yup and those are quite hot too. Shopping markets? You will find numerous day markets, morning markets, evening markets as well as night markets at Chiang Mai.


Done anything exciting in Chiang Mai lately? Let us know in the comments.

Ross Clarke is an avid lover of technology. He is currently the CTO of a software services start-up in the telecommunications space. His current interests revolve around productivity, travel, working around the world and the finer things in life.

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