Things to do
The beautiful, old city – where so many of the temples and gabled chedi are housed – is a place of worship that’s ancient but very much alive. By contrast, Th Nimmanhaemin is an area of bustling ultra-modernism that comes alive by night.
FOOD & DRINK
From riverside fine dining to an intoxicating array of street food, the choice is dazzling. But for a hands-on flavour of Thai cuisine, book a private cookery lesson. Chiang Mai is known for its excellent food courses that often start with a guided tour around one of the city’s vibrant food markets.
There are many adventures to be had from your luxury hotel. A temple tour might include a visit to the 600-year old Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep near the summit of a 5,300ft peak above the city. Or, embark upon an elephant trek through the lush forests to a hill tribe village. Speak to your hotel concierge who can recommend an elephant orphanage to visit.