If you like elephants or crafts, you should take the time to visit Baan Jang Nak. Baan Jang Nak can be found around 20 km southeast from Chiang Mai near San Kamphaeng an is a little bit hidden - but it is well worth the journey. Once there, you can take a look over the shoulder of the artists who have gathered around Thailand's "Elephant Man" Phet Wiriya, and marvel at how both smaller and lifelike elephants emerge - one thinks every moment that they come to life. The museum contains many hundreds of these incredible works of art and most of them are carved out of wood - a really great gift for taking home. Great art! The excursion to Baan Jang Nak can be very well combined with a visit to Bo Sang (paper umbrellas) and further on the 1006 to the southeast one of the better Porcelain manufactories around Chiang Mai (Siam Celadon) can be found and from there it is only about 8 km to Baan Jang Nak.
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.
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 Malin Market can be found at Malin Plaza, opposite Chiang Mai University and is open every evening after 6 PM and very popular among students and locals while not being as crowded and with a lot less tourists than the popular night markets. Like almost at any night market in Thailand, food plays a central role at the Malin Market and there are several dozen Thai, Japanese and Korean vendors to choose from. If you already had dinner you can wander through the maze of clothing stalls making a bargain or get your nails done, have a massage and even get a tattoo.
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.
Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is one of Chiang Mai's oldest and most popular markets and is definitely an important destination for all foodies as it offers a wide range of ready meals, local snacks, fresh products and all sorts of other delicacies. On the upper floors are inexpensive goods such as clothing, fashion accessories and personal care products, while the food stalls are mainly located on the ground floor. The Warorot market is particularly popular with the local population and offers an authentic insight into the Thai lifestyle in addition to food and shopping.
2019-02-28, 10:49 AM
Great experience with 3days-trekking
Nicolas COMTAT, France
Big thanks to Sunny and Chai, our 2 guides, that were very nice during these 3 days of trekking! We discovered a part of thai culture, very good food and amazing landscapes.
2019-02-26, 5:31 AM
Trekking inoubliable ...
un trekking de 3 jours et 2 nuits ou on a marchés dans la jungle tout au long du parcours les guides vous donne des explications sur la végétation ou les animaux qu'on rencontre, l'arrivée dans les villages et la vie de ces villageois; des endroits magnifiques , dépaysant, une nourriture délicieuse ... [More...]
2019-02-18, 10:53 AM
Nous revenons enchantés de notre 3 jours de trekking avec sadjo. Issus de La Tribue des Lahue, il nous a éclairé quant à leur mode de vie, à leur respect de la nature, des traditions . Son humour et son enthousiasme ont été particulièrement agréables .
2019-02-16, 3:35 PM
Oh, Happy Day!
Jan Loschinski, Germany
What a great fun and experience to travel with your team. With low expectations we booked a one day hike and thought that we will be part of the big tourism stream of the day. But we got blown away! First with the great smile of our guide Peer (? Sorry my friend to not be able to write your Thai name ... [More...]
2019-02-06, 12:23 PM
Une super expérience, le guide était génial, un dépaysement garanti! Tout était très bien! Amazing experience with a nice guide and really nice things to do