How to Enjoy the Best of Chiang Mai Travel.
Chiang Mai city was founded as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Today, it is the focus point for northern Thailand tourism. To enjoy and explore Chiang Mai, it is best to spend at least 3-4 days for your travel. That is the minimum to get that Chiang Mai experience. However, if you had only 1 day, here are some concept for your travel itinerary to get the best of this city.
Start off in the early morning at about 8.00 am and get your breakfast at the most famous traditional market in Chiang Mai: Warorot Market. Sit with the locals and look them go about their daily business, shopping for groceries and others. To get here, you can take a red car or Songtaew, another name call by Chiang Mai people. Throughout the day, this will be your choice for a cheap and convenient transport around the city and another choice if you want be a private, travel with your family or your friends, you able to rent a car from Thai Rent A Car, because you rent a car and drive by your own, you will get the convenient when you need to stop or to see something else.
The second stop of your journey will be Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the temple on the top from where you can get a fantastic view of Chiang Mai below. This is also accessible by Songtaew. By the way, if you rent a car with Thai Rent A Car and drive for yourself you will get more freedom, Wat Phra That is north Thailand’s sacred temple and should not be missed. Many locals and tourists come here and pray. Don’t forget your camera as this lovely temple offers many photography opportunities. The 290 Naga-flanked steps and the huge golden Chedi (mean pagoda) are popular shots.
It should be around lunchtime now and if you get a hungry, there are some Thai restaurants at the car park further down the street that you came up on. Or you can eat in the old city of Chiang Mai, which is your next stop. Make your way to Wat (temple) Phra Singh, a monastery within the old city that is surround by a square moat. This is one of the major monastery in Chiang Mai and contains the Lai Kham chapel featuring exquisite
woodcarvings and northern-style murals and a gorgeous scriptural repository with striking bas-reliefs. And this ends your day in Chiang Mai. There are much more Chiang Mai has to offer though and travelers often stay longer than they had planned. You might do so too if you’d been enchanted by this lovely city.