Chiang Mai is the Northern capital of Thailand and one of the most walk-able cities in the country. It is far from being urban and despite having an international airport and loads of tourists, Chiang Mai is very laid back and heart-warming to both those who do and don’t have a heart (hehe). The following is a list of places that you must visit in order for your experience in Chiang Mai to be complete.
Chiang Mai Night Safari
If you love animals and you love the night, this is definitely something you would want to do in Chiang Mai. You can take this night safari either on tram or on foot, and as you get through the forest, you get to experience a bunch of activities and shows to keep you entertained throughout the night. You can feed wild animals (if that is your thing, because it totally isn’t mine), watch a laser light show in the water and pet tigers. I will be completely honest, this is something I really would not do given my phobia of animals. However, this is just the thing for you if you like animals and a quiet walk down the forest.
Breathing fresh air and listening to the fresh fall of water is a dose of nature and relaxation that everyone needs. This waterfall is highly unusual because it has natural limestone deposit that allows the rocks of the waterfall to not be slippery making it easy to climb up them. The Bua Thong Waterfalls offer breathtaking views, refreshing atmospheres and a romantic spot for those who need it.
Spend some time in the rural area of Chiang Mai to experience the traditional way of living, the hospitality and traditions of the Karen people. Experience the traditional games of sliding down slopes in rubber tubes, watch the ladies with traditional age rings around their long necks, and shop for hand-woven bags and accessories.
Chiang Mai is a place for those who want to get away from the fast urban lifestyle and spend some time to focus on themselves, alongside their friends and families. If ever in Thailand, don’t pass on the opportunity to reflect, relax and refresh in the welcoming Chiang Mai.
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