Chiang Mai is a destination not to be missed for those who love to explore the natural beauty, and want to learn the traditional culture of the Aborigines living on the high hills.
There are many interesting things you can do when traveling to Chiang Mai, from visiting temples with unique architecture, the impressive festival, to the delicious food with special taste …
Visiting Doi Suthep
Located in the northwest of the city, Doi Suthep mountain is one the most recognizable landmark in Chiang Mai. Gorgeous temple situated at top the mountain, visitors often choose the first stop. In particular, to reach the temple, you have to climb about 300 steps to the statue of solid stretches along both sides of the aisle slopes. Up to where, if having good weather, you can look at the panoramic view of the city.
The best time for you to start the journey is just dawn weather, because you can avoid the sweltering heat of the sun and the other tourists crowd. It is not only impressed by the landscape, the road that leads to beautiful Doi Suthep will also satisfy those who prefer a scenic drive.
Enjoy the Khao Soi
Khao Soi, crispy fried noodles with curry accents – a specialty of this place. This traditional dish is often served with chicken or beef, add users with some other spices such as chilli, pickled cabbage, chives and lemon.
The food is said to be the most popular in the North of Thailand which you can find at the 5-star resort to the sidewalk cafes. When you enjoy this dish can be served with a glass of bai bua bok (pennywort), will be how to help you enjoy the cooling after a spicy meal.
Participate in special festival
The festival in Chiang Mai usually held with the bustling atmosphere and adhere to ancient traditions. One of the most impressive festival here as Songkran water festival, to celebrate the Thai New Year, which takes place during the official three days, but can last up to five days in April every year. On this occasion, there will be lots of exciting cultural activities are taking place around the ancient temple Wat Phra Singh – the most attractive destination tourism in Chiang Mai.
One other impressed festival in Chiang Mai is the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, this is a “local version” of the Festival of Lanterns Loy Thakrong Thailand. Instead of dropping flower drift downstream, the people here chose to drop sky lights. This selection brings innovative cultural characteristics and unique art for Chiang Mai.
Observing the city from a hot air balloon
Join a tour from a hot air balloon is the best way for you to have the most amazing view of Chiang Mai panorama. If the weather is favorable, the Balloon Adventure Thailand tours will depart daily two flights, each trip lasting about 90 minutes. An experience for your flights are usually in the morning will be very suitable for you to look at the lush green paddy fields and the beauty of the valley. Bring snack items and a bottle of champagne to enjoy is a poor idea.