The most prominent and famous temple of Chiang Mai at 1,685 meters above the city is a "must see" on your trip to Chiang Mai. We will drive you up the winding road "with a view" and towards the base of the temple where you can conquer the 306 steps of the Naga up to the temple or, if you are less good afoot, you can take a tram. Even if your are not too much into temples: the spectacular views across the city and beyond are worth the trip alone.
One of the main attractions in Chiang Mai, especially if you want to do some souvenir shopping. The night bazaar is a must do of your Chiang Mai experience and located at the intersection of Chang Khlan Road and Loi Khro Road spreading out for two blocks in both directions. Set up time is around sunset (usually about 6:00 PM) and the nightly shopping goes on until about 10:30 PM with some vendors still remaining open even later than that.
Thai food comes with an incredible balance of tangy, spicy, sweet and salty flavors and many Thai dishes can be easily prepared even if you are not a master of cooking and it is something completely different from the usual touring activities and a great chance to give yourself a break and find out how you can prepare tasty Thai food at home for your friends. Although there are dozens of Thai cooking schools in Chiang Mai we recommend
This Chiang Mai institution takes place on every Sunday, starting about 4:00 PM and continuing until about midnight. One of the main streets of Chiang Mai is shut, with several tributary streets also closed, so the entire event is pedestrian only, where both locals and tourists come to shop and enjoy the fun. Immerse into the creativity of the local people and their products and make lots of bargains.
The mid-sized craft village Bo Sang has specialized in the crafting of paper umbrellas and is well known throughout the country and abroad for outstanding quality as well as amazing floral designs. Choose from plenty of hand-painted umbrellas reaching from tiny cocktail umbrellas to large parasols for gardens or patios and other handmade products as well – all made with Sa paper (from the bark of the mulberry tree) and in uncounted different designs. This is a great gift to bring back home.
Kaho Soi (or: Khao Soy) is a soup-like dish and is so iconic for Northern Thailand that you may also find it as "Chiang Mai Noodles" in some places. It comes in different versions, mostly it is a mix of deep-fried crispy egg noodles and boiled egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, lime, fried ground chilis in a curry-like sauce with coconut milk. You can usually choose chicken or beef to be served with it. Try Khao Soi Samer Jai (391 Charoenraj Road, Tambon Fahham) - it is one of the most famous Khao Soi in Chiang Mai.
Enjoy a mixture of great food in the traditional northern Thai style of serving food on a raised tray known as a "khan tok" and get entertained with a taste of traditional Lanna Thai culture with several spectacular and fabulous classical dances from Northern Thailand and around the nation. You can choose between being served sitting on the floor on typical Thai pillows and mats or western style and let the food and show bewitch you.
The Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center a short trip north of Chiang Mai. The park provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals under their care. Enjoy their freedom and happiness: they walk, they scratch, they swim, they eat, they dust bathe... all at their own pace. It is a very inspiring experience. The park offers single day visits, overnight visits and also volunteer stays for a week or more.
Set foot on the highest mountain of Thailand at 2,565 meters, visit the Twin Chedis as well as several beautiful waterfalls like Mae Klang, Wachirathan or Sirithan on your way to the top of Thailand and when the sun rolls the mists and clouds away, the view from the top is simply spectacular. With our tour you will also visit the outlying Mae Ya waterfall - one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Thailand.
Flight Of The Gibbon is another one of the must do things around Chiang Mai and offers 5 kilometers of zipline through a forest canopy with the longest single zipline flight being 800 meters long. The tour features a combination of tree houses, platforms, twin cables, sky bridges and abseils. You will fly high above the forest floor for about 4 hours with Thailand’s most highly rated zipline canopy Tour, have lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring an amazing 7 level waterfall.
2017-03-18, 5:41 PM
Wow wow wow! Als ich die Kommentare hier im Gästebuch gelesen habe, muss ich sagen, dass meine Erwartungen an die Tour sehr hoch waren. Dennoch hat es Noon, der beste und herzlichste Guide der Welt, sowie unsere wahnsinnig harmonische Gruppe, geschafft meine hohen Erwartungen zu übertreffen. Die Tour ... [More...]
2017-01-15, 10:58 PM
Most wonderful trekking tour
Stephanie and Tobias Konopac, Germany
We spend 3 most wonderful days with Piroon and 2 other German couples - Tour itself was very interesting; we very nice nature - Elefant riding was very exiting - Bamboo rafting was a nice challange - Piroons dishes were the nicest food we had in Thailand! - Piroon is a very good, experienced guide, who ... [More...]
2016-12-04, 10:20 AM
Elke and Uwe, Germany
End of November 2016 we did a 3-days-trekkingtour with our tourguide Mike. We had a great time together with him and profited very much from his experience as a guide, his knowledge about all plants, animals, rice cultivation ... It was a very amazing adventure to be in the Jungle, to ride elephants ... [More...]
2016-11-29, 8:16 PM
Great, funny and lovely
Ferdinand O., Germany
Hi, we Ferdi (35) and Hannah (31) from Karlsruhe (Germany) been on the 3 days trekking Tour with the Guide Soa and his nephew Eddy. From the first meeting with Soa right in the middle of Chiang Mai until the last good Bye at our Hotel the Trip was an absolutely outstanding Experience. The trekking Tour ... [More...]
2016-11-27, 9:14 AM
Unforgettable experience, Wonderful guide
Naimah Ibrahim, United Kingdom
We booked a three day/two night trekking tour in the jungle and as first timers we didn't really know what to expect. Trekking through the jungle, sleeping in huts under the stars in the local villages, delicious meals prepared by candlelight, showering in fresh running springs, bamboo rafting down the ... [More...]
2016-11-25, 2:16 PM
Enfin un trekking authentique
Alain Rocher, France
Trekking à faire les yeux fermés. Organisation irréprochable. Couchage dans des vrais villages avec des habitants souriants . Vous pouvez trouver des trekkings évidemment moins chers mais pas de cette qualité tant nous sortons hors des sentiers battus .un grand merci à Piroon pour ce beau ... [More...]
2016-04-29, 8:16 PM
The best to do in Chiang Mai!
Jan H., GER
The best to do in chiang mai! Absolutly worth it. Det, our guide was almost part of our family after this trekking tour. No stress, no worries only relaxing and walking through the mighty jungle. No problem if you are with child .. no hard trails ...but also not to easy so its always fun. If you are ... [More...]
2016-04-12, 4:50 AM
Unvergessliche Trekking-Tour in Chiang Mai!
Die 3-Tages-Tour war für uns 10 Personen unvergesslich und ein tolles Naturerlebnisabenteuer. Hat sich voll gelohnt und können wir weiter empfehlen!
2016-04-05, 2:29 AM
Das Highlight unseres Thailand-Urlaubs mit unserem Guide Ping!
Bruno & Christine, GER
Wir( Paar), haben die 3 Tagestour mit Ping als Guide gemacht und ich muss sagen es war eine der tollsten Erfahrungen unseres Lebens. Trotz einstündiger Verspätung wurden wir schon von Jit und Ping herzlichst empfangen. Schon auf der Fahrt zu Jits Gästehaus entstand ein wunderbarer Kontakt. Nach ... [More...]
2016-03-31, 6:27 PM
Ein super cooles Erlebnis
von der ersten Minute an , wo Mike persönlich in unser hostel kam , hat es super viel spass gemacht. Wir haben alles erst besprochen und wir hatten das Glück nur zu zweit mit ihm zu wandern , weil gerade niemand zu dem Termin sonst gebucht hatte. Wir haben viel über die einheimischen gelernt , es ... [More...]
2016-03-21, 12:06 AM
Terrific and memorable trekking
Soobhaschand Bhojoo, Mauritius
I was in the company of other tourists namely Astride ( Austria), Anthony and Corinne ( French couple), Joseph and Beatrice ( Swiss couple).The tour is good value for money compared to other tours which may be cheaper but are not to the required standard as they do not do the full circle but return on ... [More...]
2016-03-16, 3:39 PM
Ein tolles Trekking-Erlebnis
Ana und Norbert, GER
Die 3-Tagestour mit insgesamt 9 Personen war toll. Das Essen war super, die Wanderung durch die Wälder mit Erläuterungen von unserm Guide Mike zur Natur und Geschichte der "Karen", der selber dort aufgewachsen ist, war ein Erlebnis. Vor allem die Bambusfloßfahrt war, sehr empfehlenswert. Ana und Norbert
2016-03-13, 9:46 PM
Die 3-Tages Tour war einfach nur fantastisch! Meine Erwartungen wurden definitiv übertroffen! Piroon, unser Tourguide, steckte so viel Leidenschaft und Herzblut in diese Tour. Das Essen, Frühstück, Mittagessen, Abendessen, alles war überragend lecker! Das Preis-Leistungverhältnis stimmt absolut. ... [More...]
2016-03-11, 12:55 PM
Fantastic trekking tour!
We went on a 3 day 2 night trekking tour with Mike and it was a wonderful experience!! We stayed in two different villages and Mike was so kind to explain everything (how people work, cook and so on without electricity). the elephant ride was fantastic and we had a lot of fun on the bamboo raft. Thank ... [More...]
2016-02-08, 5:38 PM
Hardly recommended trekking tour!
I went with a friend for a few days to Chiang Mai. We wanted to make a 2 day trekking tour with an overnight stay. We found Chiang Mai trekking in the internet and decided for due to the very good valuations. We asked Jit to organize a tour very spontaneous (a day after) and she made it happen. Our guide ... [More...]
2016-01-20, 7:31 PM
This trekking is a real dream!
Sebastien & Nolwenn
Perfect tour. Jit, thank you so much for all you've done for us, you're fantastic !!! You made our last few days a real dream. All the best for you and Piroon ! Sebastien & Nolwenn
2016-01-10, 2:36 PM
Ein unvergessliches Trekking!
Malte, Jana, Cordula und Jens, GER
Unsere Erwartungshaltungen wurden voll übertroffen. Wir sind auf Piroon und Pit über die Bewertungen im Internet gestoßen. Nach dem zuverlässigen Schriftwechsel waren wir uns schnell sicher über Piroon unsere Aktivitäten zu buchen. Nicht nur die Dance und Dinner Show am Heiligabend, sondern auch ... [More...]
2016-01-10, 5:07 AM
Stefanie und Marc
Hellou, e had three beautiful days spent with mike.we felt in good hands with you and the tour will continue to recommend. thanks. Stefanie and Marc from Swizerland
2016-01-05, 11:00 AM
Kilian & Angela
After extensive research on tripadvisor we decided for the 3 days / 2 nights trip with piroon. The top rating of both, tour and guide is absolutely justified. The program which involves hiking, overnight stay in remote villages and rafting was definitely a great experience even for me beeing a former ... [More...]
2015-12-19, 8:12 AM
Martin, Juraj, Jan
Me & 2 of my friends have recently done the 2-day tour with Jit & Piroon. First, I need to stress Jit's incredible hospitality. She picked us at the airport on our arrival, adviced on a good place to eat, recommended a massage place, etc. She even drove us to Tiger Kingdom. Thai people are overall nice ... [More...]