Things to do in Chiang Mai

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Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Top Attractions in Chiang Mai

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  • Anne P
    2 contributions
    Our favorite experience in Chiang Mai and possibly all of Thailand. The elephants are very clearly loved and well cared for. The day was great, comfortable ride to the park in an air conditioned van, lots of information on the way and at the park, and tons of time with the elephants while they ate, walked, and swam. The staff is all very knowledgeable and super friendly, they clearly love their jobs. Strongly recommend this experience for anyone looking to spend humane time with elephants. There was even a 6 year old in our group who had a great time too!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • ham1nyc
    Aruba3 contributions
    Awesome historical site and so well maintained! It makes for a very interesting and awe inspiring part of the walk around the old city.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • AM909116
    Inverness, UK6 contributions
    A beautiful place where the elephants are so well kept and treated with the highest levels of hygiene and health. The place offered an educational experience as well as allowing us to prepare food and feed the elephants. All staff were brilliant.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,571 contributions
    This temple is located in the historical old town. The big golden pagoda is the highlight here and it is very impressive.

    The surrounding is very well kept. Good place to visit and take some photos
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Rai
    Stamford, UK19 contributions
    We hiked up the Monk’s Trail to this temple and it was absolutely stunning. We didn’t even bother going to the more famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It was very peaceful out there and you could easily spend half a day there just enjoying peacefulness and the nature surrounding the temple. Or if you feel up to it, the hiking trail continues all the way to Doi Suthep temple.
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • juergen p
    Thailand2,168 contributions
    we came late to Chiang Mai on a pleasure-business trip and enjoyed the empty city and the temple - had the chance to shoot great scenes.....
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Suratrichard
    Surat Thani, Thailand1,366 contributions
    This temple is totally different from any other we had seen. It was absolutely fascinating and full of interest and history.
    Thee are a series of tunnels which form part of the temple and appear very old judging by the walls and ceilings. Be warned as some of the roofs are quite low so it’s quiet easy to bang heads! Parts are quite dark but there are some beautiful artifacts within the tunnels. It’s probably best to visit as early in the morning as possible and preferably during the week rather than at weekends when it will be busy.
    The temple grounds outside the tunnels are dominated by an old Chedi and it’s worth just wandering around the grounds. Many of the trees have “messages” in Thai and English fastened to them, many of which make interesting reading!
    Entrance is free although donations points are plentiful. Toilets are available and there is a large car park. Take some water with you as the only stall we found selling drinks didn’t sell water!
    Well worth visiting.
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • srhmmj
    Bangkok, Thailand212 contributions
    Amazing place, I have rarely seen such a high quality park. We were expecting some nice flowers but boy was this a pleasant surprise.

    The tram which takes you around the park is great and offers a wonderful oversight before you venture out exploring. We could have spent many more hours but unfortunately the park closes early which does not really allow for much walking around due to very high daytime temperatures.

    All in all, this was worth every Baht (despite double pricing standards being applied).
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,111 contributions
    I stayed in Chiang Mai for 5 nights. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, it was sad to see many places still closed. Having said this, each night the area became a little more active although there is still some way to go. I suggest going early as the vendors are not opening that late with fewer tourists. Some of the street food stalls were open but a majority were still closed. Quality of goods varied. I got a beautiful painting. Vendors were nice and allowed you to browse in peace. The little square opposite Starbucks had live music some nights and it was a good place to grab food and sit down. Soak up the atmosphere. Parts of the market were fully closed and isolated. Stick to the main road where it is busier. Thailand has only recently reopened to tourism. In time, the market will be fully active again and bustling with people!
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • melkeet
    Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
    The Saturday night market takes place opposite the Chiang Mai Gate. It offers a wide range of handcrafts, souvenirs, woodwork, essence oils and a large variety of foods, fruits and drinks. You can have a foot massage here too. It’s also a must visit while in Chiang Mai.
    Written 28 December 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • kcchin
    Honolulu, HI1,210 contributions
    99.9% Thai shoppers. So you know you are getting the real experience shopping here. Bargaining/haggling is accepting... but do it in a friendly way. Tho there are products made in China here, you can find authentic Thai products if you know what you are looking for. Two things of note: excellent food court and the BEST sai ou (northern Thai sausage) stand..... just look for the large crowds lining up to purchase.
    Written 30 July 2020
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  • peakbaggerjim
    Ann Arbor, MI8 contributions
    Definitely catering to westerners, this place is well worth the visit if for no other reason than to see a very good cover band called Tomorrow Never Late. And there is room up front for dancing although it takes a few brave souls to get up there first before the floor fills up. The food and beer are overpriced but you can easily afford it unless you are on a backpacker's budget. Lots of food choices, places to sit and eat, relatively clean and roomy bathrooms and you might even find something cool to buy at the Night Bazaar market.
    Written 21 December 2020
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  • PaulandSu
    Hua Hin, Thailand645 contributions
    The Silver Sanctuary was built and decorated by silver craftsmen of Wua Lai Community .The sanctuary is decorated with the pure silver on the most important and parts. Aluminium was used for the decoration of the rest of the sanctuary areas, instead of using pure silver for the whole building. Its a great place to visit and very impressive both inside and out. a few silversmith shops surround the perimeter selling various items.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,571 contributions
    There are many little chedis here and some of them contain the ashes of the former royal family of Chiang Mai. The whole compound is peaceful and pleasant to walk around. There are lots of good spots to take beautiful pictures.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Natashia
    28 contributions
    The waterfalls were beautiful, not breathtaking views but definitely worth a visit. The hike is moderate and mostly pathed, easy to follow. Until you reach a point, where you come across a path going forward or a route highlighted to you with signs that steers off to the right through some trees. DO NOT follow the signs!!! We spent 45 minutes following these signs through what can only be described as a combination of a rubbish tip and pig farm! We asked several locals along the way who pointed us continually along the marked route. I’m not sure if this was another hike or just a random route, but it certainly did not head to any waterfalls!
    We took a dip in the final waterfall... once we finally found it! Which was wonderful after all that hiking.
    The photos attached show the x and the wrong route.... follow the x!!
    Written 6 November 2019
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