Chiang Mai City
From the Resort it is about 15 minutes by car to Tha Phae Gate, Saturday Walking Street, Sunday Walking Street or the Night Bazar. Other attractions inside the city are the many temples and coffee-shops. Any items can be bought in the Warorot Market (next to China Town) or in one of the three modern Shopping Malls: Central Airport Plaza, Maya Mall, Central Festival Mall. In the night starting about 9 pm to 10 pm the best place to party are the Warm Up Cafe, the Zoe in Yellow or the North Gate Jazz Club. All of them have amazing live music. Most Bars and Discos closing around midnight.
Bicycle in Chiang Mai City?
If you like to discover the city by bicycle, we recommend to book a bicycle tour with a local guide. They know all the interesting markets, food areas, coffee shops and the refreshing waterfalls next to the city center. And very important, the guides brings you through the small roads which are suitable for bicycle. Example: AraiWah Bicycling Chiang Mai or Buzzy Bee Bike for electric bicycle tours.
Doi Suthep (1676 m)
Doi Suthep is the mountain behind Chiang Mai City. When you visit this mouintain, you can see
- the most famous Temple “Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep”
- the Flower Gardens and tropical forest of “Bhubing Palace”
- the “Monthathan Waterfall” inside the national park
- a Meditative Temple in the Jungle “Wat Pha Lat”
- “Huay Keaw Waterfall”
Doi Inthanon (2565 m a.s.l.)
Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand, is a must see if you like nationalparks, waterfalls and tropical Cloud Mountain Forests with ferns and orchids decorating mossy trees. Feel free to ask our recomendations how to visit Doi Inthanon. Its about 90 km from Chiang Mai, a full day trip. On the way back to Chiang Mai you can stop over at Chaing Mai Grand Canyon to have a refreshing swim.
Chaing Mai is famous for it’s Elephant Sanctuaries. Not sure where to go? Feel free to ask our up-to-date recommendations for animal friendly elephant camps and elephant sanctuaries.
From a romantic night in a bamboo hut of a mountain village to river rafting and elefant encouters, this is what Chaing Mai Trekking Experts offers you with heart and soul. As multiple day trips we recommend trekking tours organized by small organisations like mike-trekking.com, chantrekking.com and karenculturaltreks.com.
Explore Wiang Kum Kam
Only 30 years ago, over 27 ruins of 700 years old temples, palaces and city walls have be discovered and excavated, now waiting to be explored by curious visitor. Start your tour through the underground city at the Museum of the Information Center and take a hores carriage or trolleybus. Or simply borrow bicycles from Wiang Kum Kam Resort and start by your own.
|Video of Wiang Kum Kam by Department of Art|
Botanical Garden, Night Safari and a beautiful temple
The botanical garden “Royal Park Rajapruek” can be visited by your own. Especially the orchidarium, the insect house and the tropical forest with a Dinosaur is a attraction not to miss. Next to the park is the Chaing Mai Night Safari. Its majestetic entrance and parking area with giraff-feeding is already worth a visit.
Behind on a hill is the temple “Wat Phra That Doi Kham”. It is from great importance for thai people. Visit it very respectfully please.
San Khamphaeng: Hot Springs, Caves and Handicraft center
A visit of the San Khamphaeng Hot Springs and nearby Muang On Cave can be combined with the Umbrella Making Center. It’s about a full day program.
Chaing Rai and Pai
There are daily group tours to Chaing Rai (White Temple, Golden Triangle) or to Pai. The roads are in excellent conditions but the distance is long and the road has many curves. It would be better to stay overnight there and come back the next day. To go to Pai or Chiang Rai is possible by semi-public transports (Minivan and Bus Sheadule and Tickets).
An alternative way to explore Chiang Rai or Pai is to hire a car with driver (eg. The Best Taxi). Like this you can stop along the road where ever you like to see Waterfalls, Hot Springs and taste delicous food. We can give you a list of attractions worth to stop over on the way, and the driver will be your guide.