Chiang Mai is a beautiful town in Northern Thailand. The town is surrounded by lush green mountains and is dotted with many ancient temples of cultural importance. The town has something to offer for all types of tourists, be it an adventure lover or a culture enthusiast.
Chiang Mai can be reached by flight, road or grain from Bangkok. Since the scenic town is a popular tourist spot, there are many accommodation options in various budget ranges. Tourists travelling to the town, can book their stay at the best family resort in Chiang Mai to enjoy a luxurious vacation in the picturesque town.
Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of Thailand. Tourists to Thailand, who are interested to explore its culture should plan a visit to Chiang Mai. The town is dotted with temples or wats and seeing priests clads in saffron robes is a common sight in this town. Here are some of the cultural experiences of the town, one should not miss.
- Meet a monk and chat with him
Chiang Mai has many temples and seeing saffron clad monks is a common occurrence in the town. Many of the temples in the town offer “monk chat” programs for the tourists. Participate in these programs to meet and talk to a monk and know everything about their lifestyle and routine. The monks are friendly and willing to answer all your questions. More than five temples in the town offer tourists a chance to talk with the monks. Book a train from Bangkok and stay at the best family resort in Chiang Mai to get a chance to talk to the monks and know in detail about their way of life.
- Hike to the Wat Phal at Temple
The temple is situated in the midst of a jungle and can be reached through hiking all the way. The temple can be reached after a forty minute trek and is located in a beautiful setting surrounded by bamboo forests and trickling waterfalls.
- Explore the markets
The scenic town has local markets in every nook and corner. These markets are the best places to observe the locals and shop for souvenirs. The markets are filled with vendors selling handicrafts and souvenirs. The markets are the best places to sample home cooked street food. Some of the popular night markets are Chiang Mai night market, Saturday night market, Sunday night market and KadLuang. Tourists to the city can stay at the best family resort in Chiang Mai and set out to explore the local markets at their own pace.