Chiang Mai Attractions & Sightseeing
There’s an abundance of remarkable discoveries to be made nearby U Chiang Mai. Here’s a pick of our favourite spots to enjoy the local culture and to discover some new, exciting experiences.
Starting at the Thapae Gate at one end the Sunday Market, this street extends roughly 1 km. down the full length of Ratchadamnoen Road. Best known for its showcase of northern craftsmanship products, Thapae Walking Street is a must during your visit.
Wat Chedi Luang's massive chedi (pagoda) was built sometime between 1385 and 1402, during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, 7th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty and is a distinctive feature of the Chiang Mai skyline. At its peak, the chedi measured 60 metres across at the square base and 80 metres tall and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most sacred religious relic.
Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is a must-visit for food lovers as it offers a wide range of ready-to-eat meals, local snacks and all kinds of fresh produce. A large section of the market features inexpensive goods, such as clothing, fashion accessories and personal care products.