Charming Chiang Mai - Explore the richness of Thailand’s cultural city
One of the most beloved cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai lures a whole lot of tourists from all around the world. The city is considered a cultural hub with temples galore, fascinating hill tribes and a large population of artists, writers and other creative geniuses who have earned Chiang Mai the status of a UNESCO Creative City. A lot of the tourist activities in Chiang Mai are centered around its iconic old city, Tapae Gate. Here you can discover and explore the city’s most magnificent temples; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most revered among them, and the twisting mountain route up to this temple is enthralling in itself. The Wat Phra temple is the most striking monument in Tapae Gate, featuring Lanna style roofs that are slanted in shape, with a creative façade that glitters in the sunlight. Wat Umong is another impressive temple that reveals its glorious history with a well-maintained central stupa, as well as a beautiful surrounding garden with perfectly manicured lawns. Book low-cost airfares to Chiang Mai and enjoy an unforgettable visit to Tapae Gate and this vibrant city.
Besides temples and old-world charm, Chiang Mai has so much to offer visitors. The city will surge your excitement with extreme adventure activities such as bungee jumping, zip lining and river rafting. Mountain trekking is another popular adventure activity in Chiang Mai; you can opt for a simple scenic trail or a longer, more challenging route which may include visits to waterfalls and hill tribe villages. Then there’s the markets… Chiang Mai’s local markets are amongst the city’s most popular attractions, with stalls selling lots of unique, traditional goods. Here you can buy souvenirs, watch street performances, relish tasty street food or just simply enjoy the lively local atmosphere. Famous markets in Chiang Mai include the Night Bazaar and Warorot Market – these are definitely worth a visit. As you head towards the western region of Chiang Mai, you’ll notice the contemporary, classy appeal of this city with a number of trendy boutiques and modern cafes. Chiang Mai also has an excellent nightlife with everything from chic riverside bars with live music entertainment to student bars and rooftop lounges. You can secure cheap air tickets to Chiang Mai with Brightsun Travel and look forward to the trip-of-a-lifetime to this immense city.