6. Chiang Mai Sunday Night Walking Street market
Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market (or Walking Street Market) is a large market located right in the center of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai. Even if you miss some famous place, you should definitely go to Chiang Mai’s bustling shopping culture. Every evening, the city hosts its night bazaar, in here shoppers to browse the goods on display, bargain with vendors for a good price and wander freely all around. At the Sunday Market you’ll will find lots of tourists and Thai locals all gathered together looking for bargains, in here can browse the clothing, street food stalls, DVDs, jewelry, Thai silk, accessories, and shoes. But the difference is, here no like other market filled with imitation designer labels, Sunday market got showcase of the art and craftsmanship from Thai people.
Many stall vendors make and sell their own products and the quality of craftsmanship is superb. The goods available are made from a wide variety of materials such as silk, paper, fabric, wood, metal, glass, ceramic etc. You will also find many vendors selling shoes, jewelry, souvenirs and clothing like 100% cotton eco t-shirts or Thai Silk boxer shorts.
There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the Market area, when you tired or hungry, you can find a sit and enjoy a meal or a drink and watch the ebb and flow of shoppers.
Best time to go is after 17:00 / 5:00pm
Tha Pae to Ratchadamneon Road
7. Wat Chedi Luang (temple), Chiang Mai
If you want to visit temples, waterfalls, mountain views & enjoy cultural, Wat Chedi Luang (temple), Chiang Mai is your best choice! Chiang Mai is a City of Temples, home to hundreds of beautiful temples and museums. This place is not only a beautiful place to let people come and visit, it’s also one of the cheapest travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
The Wat Chedi Luang, also known as the Jedi Luang and “The temple of the Great Stupa” initially consisted of two more temples named Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin that were all merged into one.
Chiang Mai mostly destroyed after few years because of a massive earthquake in the 17th century. Many people have a different story to tell about the destruction of the chedi they think King Taksin’s cannons firing on the city to chase out the Burmese in the 18th century did the damage.
The chedi at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai has been partially reconstructed, but the spire has still not been renovated because nobody is sure what the spire used to look like. Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai is most famous tourist attractions in Chiang Mai.
103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
Daily 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
8. Chiang Rai White Temple
Wat Rong Khun, or the “White Temple,” is a very visually striking, ornate Buddhist temple Conceptualized and built by Thai artist, Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, the White Temple has become a famous place on many Thailand and other countries itineraries. About the Design, White Temple does not match the traditional styles of other Buddhist temples, and that was the artist’s intention. So start visit from beginning to end, the White Temple is both a thought provoking art piece and impressive place of worship.
Daily from 6:30am-6:00pm
Art Gallery Hours
50 THB (Donations go to the ongoing construction costs)
Off Highway 1 (Phahonyothin road) 15 kilometers South West of Chiang Rai town
9. Elephant Nature Park
Elephant Nature Park is an exciting and unforgettable event trip. Elephant Nature Park is a rescue and rehabilitation center for abused and injured Asian Elephants in Thailand. At present, is one of most the world’s most respected elephant sanctuaries. There have a team of caretakers, vets, groundskeepers, and volunteers are devoted to ensuring that each rescue elephant lives out the rest of its life in peace and health at the Elephant Nature Park. Currently made up of 30 members, provide bathe and feed at their leisure, as well as interact with park guests.
Visitors have the opportunity to observe their natural behavior, feed them, and bathe them in the river. This is good chance to make a fantastic day trip to take with the friends or family.
209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
9:00am - 5:00pm
Price per adult - 2,500 THB
Price per child in (under 12 years old) - 1,250 THB
+66 53 272 855
How to go
Chiang Rai is around 1.5 hours north of Bangkok by plane. Its airport mostly serves flights from Bangkok. Most tourists arrive from Chiang Mai, which is approximately 3 hours away by land.
Umphang district (waterfall) is rapidly becoming a popular visitor attraction now. That is because of it unlimited travel potential, Pae Tor Lor Su, or Pitukor waterfall, deep in a forest in Umphang district has become popular with tourists drawn to its natural beauty. So district authorities decide plan to develop it as a new eco-tourism site.
8.00am - 17.00pm
055-514-341/ 2/ 3
20 THB / person
Tak Province, Thailand
How to go
Only AUVs and SUVs are allowed to pass through the 25 km long road leading to the waterfalls because it has a steep slope and can be slippery. The total driving time from the downtown of Tak to Umphang takes around 5 hours or 165 km in distance. Along the way, guests can drop off at the Baan Umpiam community to take pictures of houses that are built on the mountaintop. Transportation is commonly coordinated with licensed travel and tour companies. Otherwise, bringing a private vehicle requires a permit from the Umphang Tourism Promotions Office.
Other way, you need 12 hours 7 mins to reach Mae Hong Son Thailand from Umphang Waterfall Mae Chan Tak Thailand, if you are travelling by car.