Chiang Mai

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

The former provincial offices house an intriguing multi-media exhibition on Northern Thailand’s distinctive cultures, including the hilltribe and Lanna people. Kids love the knowledgeable guides dressed in traditional clothing.

Phra Pokklao, 011-66-53-217-793, www.chiangmaicitymuseum.org
Tags: family | art | things to do | culture | museum

Doi Suthep

The steep mountain west of the city harbors the north's holiest shrine. Most come for the panoramic city views, but the gold-plated chedi and upper terrace of carved wood are equally mesmerizing.

Pickup trucks run from Changpuak Gate, www.doisuthep.com/english.html
Tags: views | art | things to do | outdoors | culture | architecture

Night Safari

Hop on the evening safari tram that chugs through natural jungle and spot creatures from the zoo's 1,000+ predators, apes, reptiles and birds (plus the famous panda bears).

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, 011-66-53-999-000, www.chiangmainightsafari.com
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | tour | wildlife | zoo

Old Town

Chiang Mai's old town, with its walls still intact, teems with fresh markets, 150-year-old houses and charming alleyways. A handful of temples mingle with cute coffee and handicraft shops.

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Tags: things to do | architecture | history | walking tour

Wat Phra Singh

Enter this must-see temple to discover Viharn Lai Kam, a wooden gem of traditional Lanna architecture, with its exquisitely carved pediment. Inside sits a stout bronze Buddha, also Lanna style.

Thanon Ratchadamnoen,
Tags: art | things to do | culture | architecture | history

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