Its abundance of beautiful temples, rich expat culture, delicious Northern Thai cuisine, lush green mountains, rolling mist, and overall laid-back atmosphere make it become a perfect base for exploring Northern Thailand’s gorgeous natural landscapes. If you’re wondering what to do in Chiang Mai, let’s take a look at this post in which you get covered with a list of fun and unique things to do in Thailand’s fourth largest city.
1. Chiang Mai Grand canyon
This old quarry is about less than an hour from the center of Chiang Mai city by ‘Tuk Tuk’ which has turquoise waters surrounded by huge deep red mud cliffs. It is a beautiful place to escape from the bustling of the city, swim leisurely around in the warm waters of the canyon, experience cliff jump, drink beers and hang out in the sun, eat freshly barbecued chicken at the grill.
However, one of the main attractions, when you come here, is that everyone should jump off at least one cliff at the Grand canyon Chiang Mai. If you are a confident cliff jumper, make a leap down to the green water. But if you are nervous, observer handful of daredevils make this 50-foot jump first, then begin with some smaller jumps to shake the fear off and work your way up. Remind that never dive off a cliff, except for the fact that you are the professionals. The lifeguards always roam around the area to ensure that you are in a safe zone.
2. Doi Suthep
Wat Doi Suthep is one of the most spiritually significant places in Thailand and compared to other freaking Wat temples in Thailand, it is quite beautiful. Local people call it the mystical mountain temple as it is located on the edge of a misty mountain-side. We know that when you reach the top of the mountain, you will feel hot and sweaty, but like other Buddhist temples, appropriate attire is always a respectful ritual. Bring 2 sarongs, one for covering your legs, one as a shawl for your shoulders. This kind of clothes is suitable for religious places in Thailand as well as a hot day. If you plan on going before sunset, you’ll likely witness the monks chanting.
Some visitors book a mountain biking tour or get a ride in a red songthaew just in order to see the temple, oblivious to some of the other wonders on Doi Suthep mountain. A trip to Chiang Mai is not perfect if you do not have a taste of the wild side. Renting a motorbike and exploring yourself every crook and cranny of Chiang Mai is the best and you will have the freedom to stop where you choose. Taste the fresh water in breathtaking Huey Khaew Waterfall, have a picnic in the vibrant and lush jungle setting, hike around to enjoy the serenity of nature, and admire the exotic beauty of Bhubing Palace - royal guesthouses.
UNESCO Creativity City is the title that Chiang Mai deserve with its rich cultural and natural life. Find further information at our website and start your trip with Asia Senses to have a zip line of exhilarating and rewarding experience.
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