You’d think that a trip to the Old City of Thailand is boring, but it might surprise you to know that it isn’t. A trip to Chiang Mai in Thailand can be truly fun, educational and unforgettable. You don’t get to see many places in Thailand where you can find old chedis and temples, but such still exist in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai has become one of the most loved travel destinations in Thailand with its beautiful architecture, delectable cuisine, pristine mountains and waterfalls, and many things besides. Yes, an authentic Chiang Mai Thailand travel is bound to be filled with so much fun and many surprises. Even though you can probably tour the entire city in one day, you will forever relieve the experience in your heart.
What’s to do in City? There are so many things you can do in this beautiful city! If you are bringing your kids with you, take them to Mae Sa and let them enjoy a ride aboard elephants or watch a football game played by elephants at the Elephant Camp, while you go look at the orchid nurseries.
Take a city tour of the Old City and ogle at the beautiful temples around, or why not have an original Thai massage in one of Chiang Mai’s spas and massage parlors? Thailand is known for these and you can find so many parlors and spas in every street corner.
The Wat Phratat Doi Suthep, a temple complex existing for centuries, is also a must visit. You have to take a 300-stair climb to see the chedi and the golden spire, and from there you can see the view of the city down below. While at the Suthep Moutain take time to visit the Zoo which houses over 6,000 animals, including two pandas on a loan from China.
Do you love shopping? Even if you don’t you would wish to bring home some souvenirs with you, wouldn’t you? These you can find at the Night Bazaar. There’s an exciting array of gift items that you can buy at the Night Bazaar. You’ll find almost everything, from silk to handicrafts to even designer items, there.
Why not go to the Doi Inthanon National Park, too? Located at the south, the Doi Inthanon National Park is the tallest mountain in Thailand. Standing grandly and 8,415, the Doi Inthanon Nationa Park is very relaxing — a perfect stop at the end of a long day.
Whichever travel destination you are going to, it is always wise to plan ahead. Book your flight and hotel accommodation early, and research on the place you wish to go to. Planning ahead helps you organize your itinerary better, thus saving you a lot of time. Planning ahead also ensures that you will stay just within your budget.
So be a wise traveler, whether you are going to Chiang Mai, Thailand, or elsewhere. Before packing your things, know your travel destination by heart.