Culture Lover’s Guide to Chiang Mai


Best for those looking to experience Chiang Mai’s cultural highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai’s unique Lanna Thai culture
  • Join a Thai food cooking class and enjoy a traditional Thai dinner with dance performances
  • Experience a day caring for elephants, an afternoon lunch in the hillside, and an evening chatting with monks
  • Eat your way through some of Chiang Mai’s most delicious authentic Northern Thai restaurants
  • Treat yourself to several amazing massages


Whether you use this entire week-long itinerary or pick and choose your favorite activities and restaurants for a shorter visit, this guide to Chiang Mai includes:

  • Four memorable activities per day balanced with leisure time
  • Three unique restaurant recommendations per day including delicious must-try dishes
  • Trustworthy bicycle, motorbike, and car rental companies and tips to use public transportation
  • Five clean and comfortable hotel recommendations within or very close to the Old City
  • Contact information of all hotels and activities for easy self-booking
  • Color-coded Google map with exact locations of hotels, restaurants, and activities
  • Set of travel tips such as what to pack, how to tip, and where to buy a SIM card

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