Places in Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Sixteen kilometres northwest of Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep (1676m), a peak named after the hermit Sudeva, who lived on the mountain’s slopes for many years. Near its summit is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (entrance fee 30B, tram fee 20B); first established in 1383 under King Keu Naone, it is one of the north’s most sacred temples.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Shopping in Chiang Mai: your essential guide to the city's night markets
If you're planning to shop in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to bring an empty suitcase...
How to interact ethically with elephants in Thailand
For many people, riding on the back of an elephant in Thailand is the ultimate bucket list experience...
Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)
Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have kôw soy (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synon...
A perfect day in Chiang Mai: exploring the 'rose of the north'
The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is an endearing mix of old and new: the moated, walled old quarter shelters ancient temples, while a traveller-friendly scene caters to everybody from culture vultures to the party set...