The best way to enjoy Thai culture is by indulging in delicious Thai food. Chiang Mai is undoubtedly the best foodie destination in Northern Thailand. Not to mention, it’s also one of the cheapest places to travel in Southeast Asia! For local eats, visit the Sunday Walking Street near Tha Pae gate, Saturday Night Walking Street on Wua Lai Road, the daily Warorot Market or Night Bazaaron Chang Klan Road.
While you’re eating your way through the city, drop by Chiang Mai’s beautiful temples. Don’t miss Wat Chedi Luang & Wat Phra Singh. There are over a hundred more temples in Chiang Mai if you want to go on a crazy temple run.
For stunning views overlooking Chiang Mai, venture outside the Old Walled City gates and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. For gorgeous views of nature, head to Doi Inthanon National Park, home to the highest mountain in Thailand and the massive Mae Ya Waterfall.
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