Is Chiang Mai, Thailand worth visiting?

I am delighted to share my travel experience in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai is a city located in the northern part of Thailand, known for its temples, cuisine, and cultural activities. During my trip, I explored the attractions in the city center and surrounding areas, and tried the local food and cultural activities. Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai. I flew from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, with a flight time of about one and a half hours. When I arrived at Chiang Mai airport, I rented a small motorcycle and prepared to start my journey. After checking in at a hotel near the city center, I visited the Chiang Mai Old City located in the city center. There are many temples and historical buildings here, and I really like the atmosphere and culture here. I visited the Chiang Mai Night Market and bought some local handicrafts and souvenirs. At night, I tried some local cuisine in the city center, including fried spring rolls and stir-fried rice noodles. Day 2: Temple and cultural activities The next morning, I visited one of the most famous temples in Chiang Mai - Wat Rong Khun. There are many beautiful golden towers and sculptures here, which are very spectacular. Then, I went to the nearby Chiang Mai Zoo and saw some unique Thai animals, including elephants and tigers. In the afternoon, I attended a local cooking class and learned how to make Thai cuisine at a traditional Thai farm. I learned how to make some traditional dishes, such as green curry and Thai fried rice. Day 3: Elephant Camp and Waterfall On the third day, I went to an elephant camp near Chiang Mai and participated in elephant riding and feeding activities. I also went to a nearby waterfall, where there was clear water and beautiful scenery. In the evening, I participated in the local night flower lantern festival and saw many gorgeous lanterns and candles. Day 4: Exploring the outskirts of Chiang Mai. On the morning of the fourth day, I rode a motorcycle to a small village in the suburbs of Chiang Mai. There are many local handicraft shops and restaurants here, and I bought some specialty products such as textiles and wooden crafts. In the afternoon, I went to a floating market where I saw many locals selling fruits, vegetables, seafood, and handicrafts on boats. It was a very interesting experience, and I enjoyed cruising along the canal and exploring the local culture. Day 5: Hiking and hot springs. On the fifth day, I participated in a hiking activity to the mountains around Chiang Mai. There are many beautiful landscapes and natural scenery here, and I also saw some wild animals such as monkeys and birds. In the afternoon, I went to a hot spring to relax. There are many pools of spring water with different temperatures here, which makes people feel very comfortable. Day 6: The last day. On the sixth day, it was my last day in Chiang Mai. I visited a famous handicraft market where there were many local handicrafts such as lacquerware and pottery. I also went to a local café and tasted local coffee and desserts. In the evening, I attended a traditional Thai dance performance, which was a very exciting show showcasing Thai culture and art. Finally, I left Chiang Mai and returned to Bangkok. I was deeply impressed by this trip and grateful for Thailand's beautiful scenery, rich culture, and delicious food. I hope to have the opportunity to come back to this beautiful city again and continue to explore and discover.
*Created by local travelers and translated by TripGenie.
Posted: Mar 11, 2023
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