Chiang Mai attractions and sightseeing
Today, on 23.12.2017 and just before Christmas, we will take a closer look at the city and Chiang Mai attractions, such as temples. Now it is just noon and we are still in our hotel room, have a very good breakfast in the morning and just load our cell phones and power banks.
At about 13 o’clock we drive with the red Songthaew to the city park in the city. For 80Baht for two we were driven directly from our hotel to the city park Suan Buak Haad.
The city park in Chiang Mai
In the Suan Buak Haad City Park of Chiang Mai you can buy food for 10Baht and feed the pigeons or fish. For 15Baht you get a seat blanket on which you can relax in the city park. The Suan Buak Haad City Park is perfect for a family outing, feeding the pigeons and fish, or treating yourself to ice cream or sweets. In the city park are also fitness equipment where you can do sports for free.
The city park is open between 4 and 21 o’clock and also has toilets.
Downtown Chiang Mai can be easily explored on foot, but also with a tuk tuk or bike. After a restful hour we walked into the city and looked at the temples and sights of Chiang Mai. It did not take long for us to stop in the ICHADY. There we have a large coconut for 50Baht, a cherry-banana-orange-smoothie for 50Baht and a coffee for 40Baht.
Then we continued along the road until our next stop at the intersection. In the hotel / restaurant we finally made our lunch at 15.30 o’clock.
Temple Wat Chedi Luang
Then we left the Phrapokklao Road to the temple Wat Chedi Luang left. Definitely worth a visit to the Wat Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai.
The entrance to the temple complex Wat Chedi Luang costs 40Baht. In the temple complex there is an older temple surrounded by several temples, statues, trees and plants as well as a Buddhist school. Near the Chedi Luang Temple are other smaller temples such as Wat Phantao and Wat Duang Dee.
After visiting Wat Phantao and Wat Duang Dee in the city of Chiang Mai, we continued on Phrapokklao Road to the Three Kings Monument. After a quick stop at the Three Kings Monument and after taking some pictures of the temple, we continued on the Ratchawithi Road towards the city ring. As we walked past the Yupparaj school, we came to a 10Bahts shop on the right. In this 10Baht shop my friend bought us two Santa hats.
Massages in Chiang Mai
Because our feet were already hurting, after we walked about 12km through the city on foot, we went to a massage salon on Ratchawithi street. Near the Zira Spa we have a relaxing foot massage for each 200Baht. After our foot massage, we walked down Chanyaphan Road to Tha Phae Gate.
The city gate is one of Chiang Mai’s tourist attractions
Tha Phae Gate hosted a very nice fire show, which we looked at. After I ran to tip, my girlfriend noticed that my pants were torn at the back. In search of a new pair of pants, we walked along the Tha Phae Road. In Tha Phae Road are a few restaurants, hotels, a jeweler shop, a temple, banks, café and a few clothes shops. A few hundred meters later, we walked to the right on Thapae Road Lane 1 to the Ploen Ruedee Night Market.
Night Market in Chiang Mai
The Ploen Ruedee Night Market in Chiang Mai is open Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 12pm. The Ploen Ruedee Night Market serves international food, beer, music and souvenirs. When we got there, played good music and so we looked a little at first on the night market. Because there was so much good food and we got hungry again, we decided for the seafood.
While waiting for our grilled fish with rice noodles and tip for 205Baht, we noticed many German tourists on the Ploen Ruedee night market. A big Chang beer costs 149baht at the bar and you can eat and drink in the market wherever you want. For this there is seating in front of the stage or outside at the barbecue stalls.
There are on the Ploen Ruedee night market spare rips, kebab, seafood, burgers and many other food to taste. When we spent a good 2h on the Ploen Ruedee night market, we walked the Chang Klan Road towards Loi Kroh Road and looked at the stalls at the night market. In the Chang Klan Road is the Klare Night Bazar with countless many other stalls. As we were on the way to Klare Night Bazar countless stalls with great souvenirs and interesting food, we also found a great ice cream. Here, on the way back, I had a rolled ice made for 140Baht. You can see the production in my video. In Chang Klan Road you will find great and lighted Tuk Tuk Cars, from which we had to drive 200Baht to our hotel.
Other attractions in Chiang Mai, of course, there are. So pay the trips to the waterfalls and the mountain Doi Suthep. On Christmas in Chiang Mai is also quite a lot, but it is very fresh at this time of the year.
Hot springs of Chiang Mai
San Kamphaeng, about 45 minutes from Chiang Mai, has hot springs.