21 Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai

There are countless things to do in Chiang Mai. The city is Thailand’s rose of the north and is a huge draw for travelers. Packed with delicious food, hundreds of temples, and buzzing with Thai culture, Chiang Mai is a city where it’s impossible to be bored.

I spent quite a while there during my big backpacking trip around Southeast Asia. It quickly became one of my favorite cities in Thailand. I found countless things to see in Chiang Mai, and I had a real adventure when I rode a motorbike from there to Pai.

The city is located in the mountainous north of the country, where the weather is cooler, the jungles are thicker and the rivers are stronger. All of this makes the area around the city an adventurer’s playground with a never-ending list of things to do in Chiang Mai. Leave the “beachy” things to do in Koh Phangan and other Thai islands behind, and make your way to the mountains of Thailand, you won’t regret it!

Update: This post has been updated to include new things to do in Chiang Mai in 2024 (and some things you shouldn’t do).

21 Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai

If trekking the jungles or riding the rapids is not your thing, the city itself is throbbing with enough activities and sights to steal your heart. Here is my Chiang Mai travel guide that I’ve narrowed down to include the most incredible things to do in Chiang Mai (one of the top places to visit in Thailand).

Things To Do in Chiang Mai Map

A map of the best things to do in Chiang Mai custom built by Goats On The Road. Click the map to view it on Google Maps and get directions
Click To View My Things To Do in Chiang Mai Map

Have a read about what to do in Chiang Mai and start planning your next adventure.

1. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Seeing the golden temples and towers of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the best things to do in Chiang Mai.

One of the top things to do in Chiang Mai is to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. This impressive 13th-century golden temple sits atop Doi Suthep mountain and is located 12 kilometers from the city.

As well as being the most sacred place in the region, this is also one of the most sacred temples in the whole of Thailand.

Along with some spectacular views, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep also houses a beautiful white elephant shrine and an impressive replica of the Emerald Buddha.

When you are in the city, every taxi driver and travel agent will ask to take you to see the temple. However, this is not necessary as Doi Suthep is very easy to reach.

The simplest option to reach the top of the mountain is by Songthaew, one of the converted pick-ups that you’ll see whizzing about the city. These hop-on hop-off “buses” are the best way to get around the city. Don’t miss this temple when backpacking Thailand.

Address: Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

2. Gorge Yourself at the Night Markets

Locals and tourists in the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai's night markets

There are so many things to do in Thailand, but this country is definitely famous for its many night markets with the city being home to some of the best in the country. The biggest of all the nightly markets is the Night Bazaar which is located on Chang Klan Road.

By day Chang Klan is a normal road, but with the darkness comes hundreds of market stalls. These stalls sell everything from fake designer clothes to Thai lanterns and artwork.

Food is also sold at the Night Bazaar but nighttime street food stalls are everywhere offering everything from sushi to meat on a stick.

Don’t miss the Saturday Night Market, the Sunday Walking Street Market, the Sunday Night Market, and the many markets in the Old City near the Chiang Mai Gate.

☞ SEE ALSO: A Digital Nomad Guide to Living in Chiang Mai
☞ SEE ALSO: 15 Pros and Cons of Living in Chiang Mai

The Night Bazaar of Chang Klan Road is open 365 days of the year no matter what the weather. Do be warned however, bartering is a must, so be prepared to haggle your socks off if you want a good price.

3. Try the Insect Buffet

Roasted insects for sale at a market stall in Chiang Mai

Another of the many things to do in Chiang Mai is to taste the insect buffet. These stalls which are packed with creepy crawlies are found throughout the country and are a must for many travelers.

At first glance, I thought, no way I’ll eat that, but eventually I worked up enough courage (and hunger!) to try some.

Tasty little nibbles from tarantulas and scorpions to bugs and grasshoppers are just waiting to freak you out. Many people only wish to take a photo to show their friends back home.

However, the stall owners will still charge you a dollar for a photograph. Not only is this a top attraction in Chiang Mai, but it’s one of the many popular things to do in Bangkok as well.

Insects are a great source of protein and are also incredibly easy to farm. With reports that the governments of the world would like these tasty little horrors on the menus of their own countries, it might not be long before you can eat your very own bag of crickets at home.

4. Watch a Muay Thai Fight

Muay Thai fighters in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Thailand Muay Thai is more than a sport, it’s a religion. Trained from an incredibly young age, Muay Thai fighters are some of the most deadly in the world.

Muay Thai is one of the most prolific fighting styles, and is often incorporated into mixed martial arts such as the global UFC.

In Thailand Muay Thai is everywhere, from back alley rings to stadiums filled with cheering spectators. It is also not uncommon to see young children fighting in the ring.

Muay Thai is one of the very few ways to earn good money in Thailand for some of the poorer families and also draws incredible respect.

The two main stadiums in the city are Thaphae Boxing Stadium and also Kawila Boxing Stadium. If you would like to see a fight, ask any Songthaew or Tuk-Tuk and they will take you to the stadium.

However, there are many smaller establishments that also put on nightly shows which are cheaper but do not have the same atmosphere.

I’ve been to the large stadiums and the smaller shows, and they’re both worth checking out. If you only have time for one, however, I recommend the spectacle of a busy stadium.

5. Ride a Motorbike to Pai

Riding a motorbike to Pai is one of the top things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of the more adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai is to rent a bike and ride through the mountains to Pai. And not only that, but this was one of the most adventurous things I’ve done anywhere.

The road to Pai is one of the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen. This twisting, winding ribbon of tarmac is perfect for riding motorbikes. Stretching 150 kilometers north from the city, the road to Pai is surrounded by natural beauty. Plus, once you get there, there are so many things to do in Pai to keep you busy. 

Speaking of motorbiking, the Mae Hong Son Loop in Thailand is one of the most popular and scenic trips. And, it takes in Pai as well! Click here to learn more.

Also, if you are a backpacker, Pai is a traveler’s paradise nestled in the pristine national park and is a must when in this part of the country. To learn more about this incredible little place, have a read of my Traveler’s Guide To Pai.

6. Visit Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm

Colorful flowers in bloom at the Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm, Chiang Mai

Situated just outside of Chiang Mai is the Bai Orchid and Butterfly farm. Here it is possible to see thousands of butterflies and blooming flowers all year round. Much loved by the people of Thailand, the orchid is one of the most beautiful.

It is also possible to buy your very own seedlings from the Bai Orchid so that you can grow your own flowers at home. One of the big draws in the souvenir shop are the golden orchids.

These are orchids that have been dipped into gold and transformed into beautiful jewelry. These are highly sought after throughout the country.

Bai Orchid is one of those love it or hate it places. I loved it, and if you’re a lover of flowers and butterflies like me, the 40 Baht entrance fee is definitely worth it. If flowers and butterflies aren’t really your thing, then this may be one of the things to do in Chiang Mai that you should give a miss.

Address: WW9M+FMV, Mae Raem, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand

7. Receive a Thai Massage from a Prisoner

Thai masseuse from a woman's prison working a customer's feet

Traditional Thai massages are available on almost every street in the country. However, the women’s prison in the city runs a scheme for soon-to-be-released prisoners, where they are taught life skills to help them reintegrate into society.

This is one for those who are looking for things to do in Chiang Mai that are a little different. Receiving a Thai Massage from an inmate of the prison is something that I’ll never forget. The women are supervised at all times and there is no risk of foul play.

This is also a great help to the women as it can be very difficult for them to find jobs once they leave prison. As well as the Traditional Thai massage there is also a little cafe where you can enjoy some tasty Thai cuisine and a patio garden where you can wait.

8. Ride in a Tuk-Tuk

Riding in a tuk-tuk is one of the most classic things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It is impossible to visit Thailand and not take a ride in one of the local Tuk-Tuks. These nippy little vehicles are found all over Thailand and are a fun way to get about the city. Each region of the country has its own style of Tuk-Tuk and Chiang Mai is no different.

However, I would not advise that you take Tuk-Tuks in Thailand often. A ride in a Tuk-Tuk is more expensive than a taxi and can become quite a hassle if you let them. That said, a short trip in a Tuk-Tuk can be a bright and entertaining way to whizz about the city and I always had a blast riding in them.

Also known as Auto Rickshaws, taking a ride in a Tuk-Tuk is just one more of the many great things to do in Chiang Mai.

Where to Stay in Chiang Mai

Here is a list of the top 3 rated, affordable properties in Chiang Mai. Click on the links and check them out for yourself!

  • Little Guest House Hotel – From $15 / Night, Rating 9.3. Click here to see the latest price on Booking.com
  • Jaidee Bamboo Huts – From $31 / Night, Rating 8.7. Click here to see the latest price on Booking.com
  • Nampiangdin Boutique Hotel – From $70 / Night, Rating 8.9. Click here to see the latest price on Booking.com

Click here to see all accommodation options available in Chiang Mai on Booking.com

9. Take a Dip at the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs – one of the most relaxing things to do in Chiang Mai

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Next up is the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. Situated to the northeast of the city, the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs are nestled in the high hills surrounded by both woods and mountains. This is what to do in Chiang Mai when you’re really in need of a rest.

High sulphur levels in the water means that the springs have been transformed into mineral baths. Along with the baths there is also a natural mineral swimming pool and massage facilities. The San Kamphaeng Hot Springs are a great place to just kick back and relax.

If you do make it to the hot springs, make sure to buy an egg. Strangely, eggs are available for you to boil in the hotter springs. I enjoyed cooking and eating them while barely realizing that I was also cooking myself.

Address: 1 Ban Sa Ha Khon, Mae On District, Chiang Mai, 50130, Thailand

10. Try Durian, the World’s Smelliest Fruit

The famously fragrant durian

Durian, the smelliest fruit in the world, is banned in hotels and public spaces throughout Asia. Not to be mistaken for the very similar jackfruit, durian is destructive to all but the strongest noses. I quickly learned to recognize its pungent stench from miles away.

For some people the taste is worth the smell, whereas others hate both the taste and the ungodly odour. If you would like to see which side of the scale you fall under, durian is quite easy to get.

By asking around in most markets you will soon find a piece of the so-called “King of Fruits”. Why it has been christened such is beyond me, but then I have never dared take the plunge.

Give me scorpions and tarantulas and I will eat them any day of the week; give me durian, however, and I will run for the hills.

11. Go White Water Rafting

White water rafting is one of the top things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you happen to be visiting during the wet season and are looking for what to do in Chiang Mai for a little adventure, white water rafting is for you. It’s most definitely one of the more adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai.

White water rafting in Chiang Mai is not for the faint of heart. But with its tropical climate, steep mountains and beautiful scenery, the area possesses perfect conditions for the sport. I’ve tried it in several countries, and my trip in Chiang Mai was definitely one of the best.

Many companies in Chiang Mai offer white water rafting tours, with all saying they are the best. I would advise you to check Tripadvisor and read the reviews. See what others have said and make up your own mind about which company to choose.

12. Take a Thai Cooking Class

Thai noodles and ingredients on a stylish table

One of the great things to do in Chiang Mai is to take a Thai cooking class so that once you return home you can take the tastes of Thailand with you.

Once you have travelled through Thailand, there is no doubt that you will fall in love with Thai cuisine. From red and green curries to Khao Soi and Pad Thai, the food in Thailand is amazing.

The city offers many places where you can take a Thai cooking class. Signs are posted at various points throughout the tourist areas of the city, all offering to teach you the secrets of Thai food.

Alternatively, you could ask other travelers what they recommend. Or, you could go ahead and book this cooking class online which has almost 3,000 positive reviews! Don’t miss it.

13. Enjoy the Sunday Street Market

Chiang Mai Sunday night street market

Try to plan your trip to Chiang Mai for a weekend so you can stick around and enjoy the Sunday night market. During this time, Chiang Mai Old City from Chiang Mai Gate is closed off to traffic, and is taken over by numerous vendors selling their art, food and crafts.

Everyone comes out on a Sunday night to enjoy this market. Not to mention, it’s an excellent place to find reduced rates on souvenirs and other trinkets. Not interested in buying anything?

Some of my favorite things to do were to sit down and enjoy a foot massage, sip on some Thai tea, and gorge myself on delicious Thai food.

14. Try a Hundred Year Old Egg

Hundred year eggs, also known as century eggs

Do you have a strong stomach? Do you like a challenge? Then maybe eating a hundred-year egg is one of your top things to do in Chiang Mai. Also known as a century egg or a thousand-year egg, this is an Asian delicacy that is eaten throughout this part of the world.

The egg is preserved for several weeks or months using various methods including the use of clay ash and salt. However, in my experience, as the saying goes, the hundred-year egg’s bark is far worse than its bite. Both the blackness of the egg and the smell are far worse than the actual taste.

Hundred-year eggs can be found at most markets throughout the city. Try one yourself and get a photo to terrorize your more squeamish friends back home. This is what to do in Chiang Mai when you want to try something really different.

15. Bathe an Elephant at the Elephant Nature Park

Elephants bathing in the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

With so many stories about the horrendous lives that these beautiful animals live, the Elephant Nature Park is a bright light in the darkness. The Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary which is located just one hour from Chiang Mai.

It was easily one of my favorite things to see in Chiang Mai.

The sanctuary is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating these majestic creatures from the horrid lives that they have been forced to live. The park offers hotel pick up which makes it incredibly easy to reach.

Visitors to the Elephant Nature Park are given an education on Thailand’s elephants, and can also feed and bathe the animals. This is one of the best things to do in Chiang Mai, and it was a highlight of my trip.

Address: 1 Ratchamanka Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand

16. Devour the Local Food

The many dishes of colorful, flavorful Thai food

As stated earlier, I strongly believe that Thai food is some of the most tasty in the world. Sometimes it seems that there is a never-ending menu of deliciousness when you’re exploring the gastronomic side of Thailand. From street food and the night markets to restaurants and beach bars, Thai food will never disappoint.

Make sure to try dishes such as the coconut curry and Pad Krapow. Also do not forget to grab some mango sticky rice to keep up your energy as you are exploring the city.

Another great thing about the food in Chiang Mai is just how cheap it all is. If you grab a meal from one of the many street vendors, you will pay only a couple of dollars.

17. Watch a Ladyboy Cabaret Show

Wondering what to do in Chiang Mai for entertainment? See a ladyboy cabaret show.

You cannot travel to Thailand or visit Chiang Mai and not see a ladyboy cabaret show. Chiang Mai offers some of the best in the country. Many people are often surprised by just how good the shows are.

They are fun and entertaining and a great way to spend a unique night in Northern Thailand.

In England, ladyboy cabaret shows have become a huge draw for nights out such as work and hen parties. These, however, have nothing on the Chiang Mai ladyboy cabaret shows, one of the top things to do in Chiang Mai for entertainment. I had an awesome time.

You will have no trouble finding a show, just ask a taxi driver to take you. You may be surprised at the many different people you see attending. From backpackers to businessmen, everybody loves a good night out.

18. Lanna Folk Life Museum

a photo of a statue in the Lanna Folk Life Museum
Lanna Folk Life Museum

The Lanna Folk Life Museum is a highly interactive experience that showcases the culture, history, traditions, and folklore of the people of Lanna and the Lanna Kingdom.

The exhibits include examples of their religious practices and ceremonies, their art and architecture, as well as their traditional clothing and day-to-day life.

If you want to truly understand the culture of Northern Thailand and why the people are the way they are, then this museum is a must-visit thing to do in Chiang Mai.

  • Address: Prapokklao Road, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
  • Ticket Entrance Cost: 100 TBH for Foreigners (20THB For Locals)
  • How to Get There: From most parts of Chiang Mai’s Old City, you can easily walk to the Lanna Folk Life Museum. If you’re staying outside of the Old City, a short ride in a songthaew (red truck taxi) or tuk-tuk will get you there. Always negotiate the price before you start your ride.

19. Wat Chedi Luang

The side angle of Wat Chedi Luang on a sunny day
Wat Chedi Luang

This enormous ruined stupa is one place in Chiang Mai that history buffs and those interested in culture won’t want to miss.

The large stupa stands as a testament to the incredible intricacies and grandeur of the architecture that once dominated Lanna.

The Chedi was actually damaged by an earthquake in the 1500s, but what remains here is still a very impressive and iconic structure in the region. The temple complex also houses beautiful murals and the city pillar, as well as an ornate ordination hall.

  • Address: 103 Phra Pok Klao Road, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
  • Ticket Entrance Cost: As of 2021, the entrance fee for foreigners is around 40 THB. However, prices can change, so it’s a good idea to check or have small bills ready.
  • How to Get There: Located in the Old City of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang is accessible on foot if you’re staying nearby. Otherwise, you can take a tuk-tuk or a songthaew. Remember to negotiate the price beforehand.

20. Day Trip To Chiang Rai

White Temple, Chiang Rai
White Temple

While it may rhyme with Chiang Mai, the two cities are very different. Definitely, one of the best things to do in Chiang Mai is to take a day trip (or overnight trip) to Chiang Rai.

Here you’ll find a unique blend of modern, historic, and natural attractions including the White Temple, The Blue Temple, the Baandam Museum (or Black House), many tribal villages, and the nearby Golden Triangle.

Get lost in the old town and enjoy boat trips on the Mekong River from here to get a glimpse of the neighboring countries, and the nearby Karen Long Neck Tribe (for this a multi-day trip is recommended).

Getting to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai: While a day trip from Chiang Mai is a bit rushed, it is technically possible as you can drive between the two cities in around 3-4 hours one-way.

You can also book full-day guided tours with a guide who will take you to the main spots. Because the trip is long, you’ll likely have a few stops on the way and these tours usually run 12-13 hours long.

Another option is to take a bus from Chiang Mai’s Arcade Bus Terminal; buses run frequently throughout the day.

See Also: Things To Do in Chiang Rai That You Don’t Want To Miss

21. Visit Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

Another authentic and iconic Lanna Wat, Wat Pha Singh is a testament to the timeless beauty of Northern Thailand’s architecture.

Set in the heart of the old town, this 14th-century temple houses the holy Phra Singh Buddha Image, which is what the temple is named after.

Here you can walk around the temple grounds and enjoy peace and quiet, away from the city, with the scent of incense in the air and the sound of temple bells ringing in the background.

Other Wats

  • Wat Phra Lat: Also known as “Wat Pha Lat”, this temple is often overshadowed by its more famous counterpart, Wat Pha That Doi Suthep. It is a serene temple nestled halfway up the Doi Suthep mountain.
  • Wat Sri Suphan: Wat Sri Suphan, known as the “Silver Temple” due to its intricate silver craftsmanship, is located in the Wualai district. The entrance fee is approximately 50 THB for foreigners.
  • Address: 2 Samlarn Rd, Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50280, Thailand
  • How to Get There: The temple is easily accessible on foot if you’re staying nearby or within the city walls. Otherwise, a short tuk-tuk or songthaew ride will bring you to its entrance. Always negotiate the fare before your ride.
  • Ticket Price: The entrance fee is 40 THB for foreigners, but prices may vary, so it’s good to have small bills ready.

Things Not To Do in Chiang Mai

Like many places in Thailand, there are a few things in this city and around it that just aren’t ethical. Use your best judgment to decide if activities in the city and its surroundings are legit.

Do Not Visit The Chiang Mai Zoo

We never recommend visiting zoos unless they are rehabilitation centers and the Chiang Mai Zoo in Northern Thailand has a lot of bad reviews and a bad reputation for not properly caring for the animals.

Do Not Go To The Tiger Kingdom

I’m embarrassed to say that we visited the Tiger Kingdom years ago, before we realized just how poorly these wild animals are treated. Instead of visiting here, consider checking out tigers in their natural habitat, or donate to a cause to protect Thailand’s wild tigers.

a sad tiger at a zoo. We don't recommend visiting zoos.
It’s always better to see animals in their natural habitat.

Do Not Engage in Sex Tourism

It is well known that there is a lot of sex tourism in Thailand. By not engaging in it, you can help the problem. If you see obvious signs of sex tourism or locals being mistreated in any way, call the local authorities immediately.

FAQs for What to Do in Chiang Mai

Check out these answers to frequently asked questions about things to do in Chiang Mai.

What is Chiang Mai best known for?

Stunning ancient Thai temples, such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, are some of the best things to see in Chiang Mai. The city is also known for its bustling night markets and scenic natural areas in the surrounding mountains.

How many days and nights are needed for Chiang Mai?

To get a good taste of what to do in Chiang Mai, you should plan on at least four days and five nights. That way, you can visit Thai temples (you can’t miss seeing a Buddhist Temple in Thailand), explore night markets, day trip to the Hmong Tribal Village, visit the Sunday Market, see nearby National Parks (like Doi Inthanon National Park, or Doi Inthanon National Park), the Three Kings Monument, and take in the natural scenery of the nearby mountains.

Is Chiang Mai better than Phuket?

This is an everyday city full of culture and nature, while Phuket is an island paradise. Head to Phuket for white-sand beaches (like Koh Samui), scuba diving, and boat trips to islands of white cliffs. As it’s far from the beach, you won’t find any of these nearby.

What is the most famous food in Chiang Mai?

There’s no doubt that eating local food and street food is one of the best things to do in Chiang Mai. Also popular in nearby Laos, Khao Soi may be the city’s best-known dish. It’s a coconut curry soup with two kinds of fried noodles and chicken or beef.

Which part of Chiang Mai is best?

The Old City has most of the top things to see in Chiang Mai, including historic buildings, temples, and sections of the old city wall.

Is Chiang Mai a walkable city?

Yes, this city is made for walking. Indeed, exploring the city on foot is the best way to take in many of its top attractions, such as the night markets.

How do I get into town from the Chiang Mai International Airport?

To get from Chiang Mai International Airport to the town center, you can use the prepaid taxi service located outside the terminal (approximately 150-250 THB), catch a Songthaew (Red Truck) by negotiating the fare beforehand (usually around 50-100 THB per person), or check if your hotel provides an airport shuttle service (these are sometimes free).

What are the best festivals in Chiang Mai?

The best festivals in Chiang Mai include the enchanting Loy Krathong, known as the Lantern Festival, or locally as “Yi Peng,” where thousands of lanterns illuminate the night sky, and Songkran, the Thai New Year water festival where the streets come alive with water fights and traditional ceremonies. Additionally, the Flower Festival showcases the city’s floral beauty with vibrant parades and flower displays, and the Food Festival celebrates the region’s rich culinary heritage. Each of these events offers a unique insight into the culture and traditions of the region, making them a must-experience for visitors.

Is there nightlife in Chiang Mai?

The city lacks any really good music venues with good DJs or bars that have a decent selection of quality booze. The Monkey Club and a few others do an ok job, but it’s not as much a place for nightlife as it is for coworking, cafes, and day trips.

Where can I volunteer in Chiang Mai?

One of the notable volunteer opportunities is the “Monk Chat” program where you can help monks improve their English while gaining insights into Buddhism by having a nice monk chat 😉. Additionally, there are NGOs and establishments such as the Elephant Nature Park where you can contribute to education, environmental, and animal welfare initiatives.

Pack Your Bags for Chiang Mai!

This is a city that will keep you entertained for as long as you allow it to. Not for nothing is Thailand one of the top tourist destinations on the planet. How many of the 21 are you going to do? Or if you have already been to here, what else do you think should be on the list? Sound off in the comments below.

Like This Article? Pin It!

Popular tourist attractions in Thailand with text overlay things to do in Chiang Mai
Temples in Thailand with text overlay your guide to Chiang Mai
Photographs of Thai culture with text overlay Things You Can't Miss in Chiang Mai Thailand


Written by

David Ball

Three years ago Dave decided to leave his boring job in the UK behind and set out to see the world. He has not looked back since, pursuing his love of writing and has notched up 29 countries to date. In this time he has become an expert on budget travel and learned much about the cultures of our world. Here are just a few of the incredible things that Dave has got up to during this time: rode Camels along the border of Pakistan, climbed high into the Himalayan mountains, searched the ocean for the majestic Blue Whale, snapped his shoulder in the jungles of Laos, surfed the waves of Australia, plus much more

Related Posts

cityscape of Bangkok on a sunny day with blue sky - feature image

15 Best Coworking Spaces in Bangkok

As a digital nomad, the capital of Thailand is pretty much the dream city. It’s chaotic (in the best way), it’s fascinating, it’s brimming with culture (and delicious food!), it’s affordable, and there are tons of coworking spaces in Bangkok. Finding a place to get comfy, open up your laptop, and be productive is incredibly ...
laptop cafe feature image

15 Best Cafes in Bangkok (Laptop Friendly!)

If you’re living the digital nomad life and are curious about where to go next – I highly recommend considering Bangkok. It’s vibrant, it’s fun, it has an almost endless list of things to do, and it’s a haven for online workers. What’s more, they have the best cafes in Bangkok for you to open ...
chiang mai feature image

15 Pros and Cons of Living in Chiang Mai

If you search for the most popular digital nomad locations, Chiang Mai is sure to appear on that list. If you don’t want to be instantly hooked, don’t look any further—this is one place so intoxicating that you’ll be planning your trip without delay. There are countless pros of living in Chiang Mai; it’s no ...

5 thoughts on “21 Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai”

  1. I was skeptic to eat Durian before because it smells really funky but since my friend keeps on insisting that I should try it. I eventually gave in and gave it a try and to my surprise it tastes really good! 🙂 After that I’ve been a fan of that fruit.

  2. Hey Goats, some amazing info in your post! I didn’t know about the prisoner massages. I’ll have to keep that in mind if I ever get up to Chiang Mai. Awesome list!

  3. The bravest thing that I have done probably is to eat the fried insects when I went to Bangkok before and I really did enjoy it. I don’t know why but for me the grasshopper and the scorpion kinda taste like fried chicken.

Comments are closed.