🇹🇭Chiang Mai | First Timers
5 days was not long enough but here's a short guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
18 Places • ago
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Chiang Mai experiences mild seasons and it's MUCH cooler between November to March. Peak temperatures in "summer" can go up to 41 degrees celcius

Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai and Explore the Gated City

Where to stay:

Moon Dragon Hotel
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Right in the middle of the city
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leafy greens Chiangmai ลีฟฟี่กรีนส์
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What am I? A mushroom?
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Stayed at the Moon Dragon Hotel which was super comfy and convenient but still dreaming about the mushroom houses slightly further out and wishing we could have stayed there too

Anusarn Market
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Cool street foods and a chance to try insects
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Kalare Night Bazaar
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Just an endless food supply
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Day 2: Doi Inthanon!!

Get out of the city for a bit with this day trip

Best to book a tour to drive you up and the guide will show you around the area

Doi Inthanon National Park
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Beautiful summit and temple
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Ang Ka Nature Trail
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Forested trail with shrine
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Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail
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Walk past waterfalls and rice padi fields
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Mae Klang Luang Coffee House
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Homegrown coffee which you can help to grind and then try for yourself
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Wachirathan Waterfall
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Various viewing points at different heights of the waterfall
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Hike up, swim in the falls, stop to draw the scenery, learn to make coffee. So much to do up in the mountains and the weather is also a nice relief from the heat in the city

There's still time after the day tour to enjoy a night out and this drag show was one of the most fun things we did (no entry fee, just get drinks)

6ixcret Show
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Super entertaining and the crowd work is amazing
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Day 3: Arts Village

Khao Soy Maesai
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Cheapest michelin star meal
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Baan Kang Wat
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Quaint little arts village filled with creativity
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Bodhi Terrace
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Slightly fancier dining experience
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Spend the afternoon getting a Thai massage

รสิก โลคอล คิทเช่น RASIK LOCAL KITCHEN
@linn_ong_
Hole in the wall restaurant with some of the best food and drinks
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Day 4: Shopping!!

Blue Noodle Shop
@linn_ong_
There must be crack in these noodles
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Spend the afternoon chilling (ideally at the Moon Dragon pool while temperatures hit a record 41 degrees)

Head out into the cooler night air (still 37 degrees celcius) to explore the night bazaar in the city center

Honestly the largest night market in Southeast Asia (compared to Krabi, Phuket, etc.) Great variety of stores and it spans the whole city square

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
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Largest night market in Southeast Asia by far
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Day 5: Last Day :')

Early Owls
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Extensive grounds outside the cafe to explore
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One Nimman
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Huge concept store separated into sections with lots of handicrafts and local things to shop for
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And then back home:(

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🇹🇭Chiang Mai | First Timers
5 days was not long enough but here's a short guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
18 Places • ago
Free

Chiang Mai experiences mild seasons and it's MUCH cooler between November to March. Peak temperatures in "summer" can go up to 41 degrees celcius

Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai and Explore the Gated City

Where to stay:

Moon Dragon Hotel
@linn_ong_
Right in the middle of the city
Add to
Details
leafy greens Chiangmai ลีฟฟี่กรีนส์
@linn_ong_
What am I? A mushroom?
Add to
Details

Stayed at the Moon Dragon Hotel which was super comfy and convenient but still dreaming about the mushroom houses slightly further out and wishing we could have stayed there too

Anusarn Market
@linn_ong_
Cool street foods and a chance to try insects
Add to
Details
Kalare Night Bazaar
@linn_ong_
Just an endless food supply
Add to
Details

Day 2: Doi Inthanon!!

Get out of the city for a bit with this day trip

Best to book a tour to drive you up and the guide will show you around the area

Doi Inthanon National Park
@linn_ong_
Beautiful summit and temple
Add to
Details
Ang Ka Nature Trail
@linn_ong_
Forested trail with shrine
Add to
Details
Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail
@linn_ong_
Walk past waterfalls and rice padi fields
Add to
Details
Mae Klang Luang Coffee House
@linn_ong_
Homegrown coffee which you can help to grind and then try for yourself
Add to
Details
Wachirathan Waterfall
@linn_ong_
Various viewing points at different heights of the waterfall
Add to
Details

Hike up, swim in the falls, stop to draw the scenery, learn to make coffee. So much to do up in the mountains and the weather is also a nice relief from the heat in the city

There's still time after the day tour to enjoy a night out and this drag show was one of the most fun things we did (no entry fee, just get drinks)

6ixcret Show
@linn_ong_
Super entertaining and the crowd work is amazing
Add to
Details

Day 3: Arts Village

Khao Soy Maesai
@linn_ong_
Cheapest michelin star meal
Add to
Details
Baan Kang Wat
@linn_ong_
Quaint little arts village filled with creativity
Add to
Details
Bodhi Terrace
@linn_ong_
Slightly fancier dining experience
Add to
Details

Spend the afternoon getting a Thai massage

รสิก โลคอล คิทเช่น RASIK LOCAL KITCHEN
@linn_ong_
Hole in the wall restaurant with some of the best food and drinks
Add to
Details

Day 4: Shopping!!

Blue Noodle Shop
@linn_ong_
There must be crack in these noodles
Add to
Details

Spend the afternoon chilling (ideally at the Moon Dragon pool while temperatures hit a record 41 degrees)

Head out into the cooler night air (still 37 degrees celcius) to explore the night bazaar in the city center

Honestly the largest night market in Southeast Asia (compared to Krabi, Phuket, etc.) Great variety of stores and it spans the whole city square

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
@linn_ong_
Largest night market in Southeast Asia by far
Add to
Details

Day 5: Last Day :')

Early Owls
@linn_ong_
Extensive grounds outside the cafe to explore
Add to
Details
One Nimman
@linn_ong_
Huge concept store separated into sections with lots of handicrafts and local things to shop for
Add to
Details

And then back home:(

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