Magnificient temples, ethical elephant sanctuaries and even the highest peak in Thailand, you'll find all these and more in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Located just a 1 hour flight from Bangkok, head north and get ready to discover some of Thailand's most beautiful gems.
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You’ll definitely need a 4G SIM Card this trip because it will surely be filled with picture perfect moments all around.

Upon landing, head to Arrival Hall Gate 11 and look for the staff holding a Klook sign to redeem your SIM.

Khao Soi is one of the most popular dishes in Chiang Mai. This coconut curry based noodle is a Northern Thai dish and one of the best places to have it in Chiang Mai is at Khao Soi Maesai.

This no frills open air dining establishment is brimming with locals and at only THB 40 a bowl, you’ll surely be back for more!

29/1 Ratchaphuek Alley, Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Opening Hours:
8am to 4pm daily

The Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens is home to beautiful glass bottomed canopy walkways, glasshouses with a huge variety of plants and even hanging gourd walkways.

You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a Kinfolk magazine when you head into the glasshouse of succulents! Be sure to take plenty of photos.

#KlookTip: Load up on sunscreen and insect repellent before heading over!

ซอย หมู่ 1ซอย 9 Mae Raem, Amphoe Mae Rim, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
Opening hours:
Daily, 830am to 5pm

The Wat Phra Doi Suthep is one of the most popular attractions in Chiang Mai. One of Thailand’s most sacred temples are surrounded by breathtaking mountain tops and there’s a huge golden spire that you can’t miss!

From the peak of the Doi Suthep Pagoda, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings and marvel at the splendor of it all.

Address: Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

The Wat Phra Singh is the second most revered temple in the area and is dominated by a huge mosaic-inlaid sanctuary. The grounds are dotted with coffee stands and massage pavilions.

Wat Chedi Luang is a towering ruined Lanna style chedi that is home to a Jade Buddha. These beautiful ruins are a result of the

Address: 103 Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm daily

The Nimman area is the hipster area of Chiang Mai and is heaven for those who love visiting cafes. Head over to Rustic and Blue for a hearty first meal in Chiang Mai.

Their farm to table concept promises the freshest goods and extremely yummy food. There are plenty of gluten free and vegan options as well for those of us with dietary restrictions.

Address: Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 7, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours: 830am to 10pm daily

The Kad Na Mor Night Market is the place to get your shopping game on! Located near the Chiang Mai university, you can expect trendy clothes, accessories and quirky stationery all at an extremely reasonable price. Don’t forget to load up on some street food as well!

Address: Next to Malin Plaza, Huey Kaew Road, Nimman

Opening Hours: 6pm to 10pm daily

One of the most unique experiences you’ll have in Chiang Mai is getting to play with the elephants! Forget unethical camps where elephants are forced to put on performances for you. Instead, spend a day with these rehabilitated elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary!

Start off by getting to know the elephants and the best way to do this is with treats! Say “bon bon” which means up and watch them raise their trunks. You can then proceed to place a sugar cane on their trunks or into their mouths!

Afterwhich, you’ll have lunch (provided) as well as make some treats for them by mashing rice and bananas. They will then line up for their health check where you’ll get to inspect their bodies for bites and scratches.

You’ll also be given brushes and hoses to scrub them clean. Head in to the mud after that and grab a handful to rub on their bodies!

Finally, wash off the mud and splash buckets of water on these gentle giants in the river. It truly takes a village to raise an elephant.

After a long day out and about with the playful elephants, unwind with a relaxing massage at the Let’s Relax Spa!

The masseurs are extremely skilled at releasing all the tension in your muscles. After the treatment ends, you’ll even get a free plate of Mango Sticky Rice!

Do note that you will need to make an appointment before heading over so be sure to give them a call or just walk in to reserve your desired appointment slot.

There are multiple locations in Chiang Mai but the one closest to the Nimman area is located at One Nimman. 1 Nimman Rd., Soi 1 T.Suthep, Muang Chiamg Mai, Chiang Mai 50200
Opening hours:
10am to 12am daily

Photo Credit: OneNimman on Facebook

The Ginger Farm Kitchen located at One Nimman is an organic farm to table Thai restaurant that serves delicious Thai food in a beautiful rustic looking establishment.

Some dishes to try include the crispy pork belly and the rainbow pad thai for those of you who are vegan!

One Nimman, Nimmanahaeminda Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
Opening hours:
10am to 11pm daily

End off the day relaxing at one of Chiang Mai’s top cafes - Graph! With Charcoal Lattes, dirty Matchas and even coffee cocktails, your drink just might be more trendy than you.

One Nimman, Nimmanahaeminda Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
Opening hours:
10am to 9pm daily

White Temple

Blue Temple

Black House

Chiang Rai is located 3 hours away from Chiang Mai and serves as a good day trip from the city. Home to famous temples like the White Temple, Blue Temple and the Black House, sign up for the Klook tour and get taken to all 3 in a day from Chiang Mai.

The White Temple is probably the most famous of them, with insanely intricate details but with a modern twist. You’ll find motifs of modern day icons like the Minions and the Avengers around the temple!

The Blue Temple, also known as the House of Dancing Tigers draws huge crowds daily for the beautiful carvings and the giant white Buddha in the main hall.

Lastly, the eerie yet serene Black House blends traditional Thai architecture with art displays. Home to creator Duchenne's extensive collection of weird taxidermy and bones, this might make you feel slightly uneasy.

Credit: Tongtemtoh on Facebook

Tong Tem Toh is a restaurant that specializes in Northern Thai cuisine or Lanna cuisine. Set in a modern setting with dark wooden benches and tables and even mist machines to keep you cool, here are some dishes you should try!

Try the Thai Nam Prik - a chilli sauce made from roasted banana peppers that you can eat with an array of boiled vegetables.

The Kaeng Hang Lay is a pork curry stew that pairs perfectly with a bowl of steamed rice.

11 Nimman Haeminda Soi 13, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Opening hours:
11am to 11pm daily

No visit to Thailand is complete without a round of mango desserts! Apart from the usual mango sticky rice, Mango Tango serves up a huge variety of other mango dishes.

Our top pick is the Mango pudding with fresh mango and the mango smoothies!

Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Opening hours:
11am to 10pm daily

The Doi Inthanon Mountains are the highest peaks in Thailand and a must visit in Chiang Mai. The best way to explore the national park is to let the driver and guide take you around!

Start off with a walk on the Angkha trail and take in the beautiful mountain air. It can be pretty chilly up there so be sure to pack a light jacket!

Afterwhich, head to the Royal Twin Pagodas where you can stroll through the beautiful Queen pagoda gardens!

P.S. There are escalators up!

Head to the Vachiratharn Waterfall next and experience the gush of the majestic falls. We wouldn’t recommend heading all the way down because it can be pretty slippery!

Lastly, the Royal Agricultural project is the place to pick up last minute souvenirs! You’ll find plenty of local organic produce.

You can then request for the driver to drop you off at the airport for your flight back home!

Klook DTAC Happy Tourist Super 4G SIM 8 Days Pick up location:
Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Klook staff will be waiting at Arrival Hall Gate 11 holding a Klook sign Pick up is available 24 hours
Here are some suggested stays for every wallet size. These are conveniently located near the Nimman area, leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes and night markets.!
Budget Hotel
USD 30/night and below
  • The Nimman Hotel
  • Prestige CM
USD 50/ night and below
  • Kokotel Chiang Mai Nimman
  • S17 @Nimman Hotel
  • Chiangmai Hill 2000 Hotel
USD 80/night and below
  • Art Mai Gallery Nimman Hotel Chiang Mai
  • The Craft Nimman
Getting around Chiang Mai

By Songthaew: You’ll see plenty of these red lorries around and they can take you to your destination but be warned they might overcharge you.

By car: If you prefer travelling around in air-conditioned comfort, pre-book a private car charter on Klook and let the driver show you around!

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