Chiang Mai city in the “golden temple country” Thailand is entering the most beautiful tourist season of the year with good weather, spoiled for wandering around. More specifically, in November, Chiang Mai also held the Yi Peng sky-dropping festival and Loi Krathong – two of Thailand’s biggest festivals, so this is a beautiful time to visit Chiang Tomorrow!
Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand, attracting a large number of tourists. It contains a lot of spiritual cultural values, ancient temples, special cuisines and busy shopping areas. What a wonderful destination, isn’t it?
Experience in Chiang Mai: Prepare well before you go!
Choose a time
Mostly here have two seasons:
- Rainy season: June to October. The weather is quite hot and humid, suitable for resort style travel at high-class hotels. In return, the cost will be much softer.
- Dry season: November to May. High tourist season, crowded despite the high cost of the team.
In addition, the dry season is a time when Thailand in general and Chiang Mai in particular organize many joyful traditional festivals. Remember to choose the right time for the trip, ensure the fun and eating activities on the floor.
Booking air tickets, hotel rooms
Once you’ve booked your flight, don’t forget to book a hotel. Chiang Mai is a famous tourist destination of Thailand so hotels, motels here are quite a lot, good prices, many types of accommodation for you to choose freely. To facilitate transportation and visiting the tourist attractions, you should preferably choose a room in the Night Banzar area – Chiang Mai’s big night market or the old town area.
Prepare money and visa
Chiang Mai – Thailand does not require a Visa, just like when you fly through Thailand, you only need to make sure the passport is valid for more than 6 months before you go. This country uses the currency of Baht. $1,000 = 24 Thai baht.
Clothes, personal belongings
Most hotels and motels in Chiang Mai are quite small, depending on where you choose, please pay attention to prepare personal items such as brushes, towels, toothpaste as well as personal care products. Thai cuisine has a pungent, characteristic flavor, not too easy to eat but very catchy. But “vi vu” to a completely different country, make sure you have prepared preventive medicine such as stomachache, headache medicine, cold medicine, … okay. Nothing “bored” like going out and getting sick somewhere!
Transportation in Chiang Mai
The main means of transportation in Chiang Mai is tuk tuk, taxi or motorbike rental. Choose a tuk tuk, remember to negotiate the price before boarding. You can call grab go around the city very cheap, less than 100baht / trip. If you want to self-rent the city, you just rent a motorbike, the price is about 150 -200 baht. To rent a motorbike, you need to prepare a copy of your passport and a deposit in advance.
What to visit when in Chiang Mai?
Wat Chedi Luang Temple
Visiting temples and prayers is an activity not to be missed when visiting this golden temple country. Wat Chedi Luang is located outside of Chiang Mai, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai. Coming here, you will be immersed in the ancient, peaceful and sacred space. In the temple, there are many treasures and relics of great spiritual value to the people here. You can admire the beautiful jade replica of the Jade Buddha image – a gift that the Thai monarch gave to the temple in 1995.
The point that makes the sacred Wat Chedi Luang temple famous is probably still in the image of the bodies of the three monks in the sitting position, with bright eyes open, ruddy complexion, and a relaxed spirit. The mystery that cannot be solved is that all three monks do not use chemicals to preserve and preserve the body. Legend has it that coming to this temple, all sincere prayers will be blessed and come true.
- Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai
- Entrance fee: Free
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
People have the phrase “Not to Doi Suthep is not yet to Chiang Mai”, enough to understand the attraction of this temple. To go to the temple, you must pass 309 stairs. While walking gently in the temple courtyard, you can see the whole city in the morning sun. The pagoda is small, taking an hour more than that of visiting. But what makes the temple so attractive lies in its extremely artistic architecture, the color changes with the sun. To pray for good luck, light incense and walk around Chedi am full 3 rounds, can also go to the temple to hear the old monk teach and pray for good luck.
- Address: 9 Mueang Chiang Mai District
- Price to visit: 40 baht / person
Doi Bo Luang Fio
It takes about two hours to move from the center of Chiang Mai, Doi Bo Luang Fio will welcome you with tranquility in contrast to the bustling downtown, cool air, fresh air, always mild climate, extremely easy bear.
Doi Bo Luang FIO is a resort newly built not so long ago but has been attracting more tourists than ever before. Newly, you will immediately see the green pine forest, beautiful, wild beauty of nature, immersed in the gentleness and freshness of the scenery. Stepping into the courtyard a bit more, the small, undulating triangular roofs made of wood appear in the mist, just like the cartoons that kids used to watch. Those are the triangle roof bungalows built for guests, with the whole house, doors and furniture made from rustic brown wood, warm but cozy, close.
Price reference room at Doi Bo Luang FIO
- Room for 2 people: 800 – 1000 baht / night
- Room for 4 people: 1500 – 2000 baht / night
What to eat in Chiang Mai?
In addition to the typical dishes in Thailand that you can enjoy in any province or city in the “Golden Temple country”, Chiang Mai also owns local specialties that you cannot miss. According to experience going to Chiang Mai from Traveloka, here are the dishes that you should enjoy once:
Khao Soi (Crispy fried noodles)
Typical dishes in Chiang Mai, to the point of not eating, it is considered a waste of half a trip. In Chiang Mai, you will see Khao Soi everywhere, from 5-star restaurant hotels to casual sidewalk restaurants. This dish consists of fried egg noodles fried with curry, beef or chicken with chutney, pickled cabbage, pepper and lemon. The flavor is intense and quite spicy, but it tastes very good, if you can’t eat it, you can also tell the chef to make it less spicy.
Sai Oua (Sausage)
Here, the skewers or sausages are also easy to eat and sold a lot, Chiang MAi is no exception. Chiang Mai’s sausage is a bit more special with the sourness of lemon and the spicy characteristic of chili, ginger and pork. Grilled or steamed charcoal is good to eat.
Kaeng Hang Lei (Curry of Pork)
The stomach challenge with Kaeng Hang Lei – the most spicy curry in Chiang Mai, is also a “hearty craving” dish. Pork curry has all the sour, spicy, aromatic flavors of spices like chilli, ginger, turmeric, tamarind, garlic, simmered with pork until soft and absorbed. Have not eaten that already found attractive ha!
Yum Moo Yor Salad
Salad is originally an appetizer in restaurants, but it is also available in street food stalls. Yum Moo Yor salad is easy to eat and refreshing, including Yum Moo sausages, onions, herbs, lemon mixed chili, sweet and sour to taste.
Chiang Mai still has many other tourist destinations, many delicious dishes are waiting for you to discover more. We hope you have a great trip and don’t forget to share your itinerary with Tinyduoc!