Suan Buak Hat

Chiang Mai

The old city’s only public park is a delightful spot to unwind, particularly as the afternoon sun slides towards the horizon. In the mornings and evenings locals gather for Tai Chi, yoga, jogging along the running tracks, playground time (for kids), feeding the fish and ducks in the ponds, or just hiring reed mats (15B) to sit and relax.

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2. Pratu Suan Dok

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One of Chiang Mai's medieval gates, all of which were rebuilt in the 1960s and renovated in the 1990s.

3. Wat Phra Singh

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4. Wat Chedi Luang

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5. Wat Jet Lin

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6. Pratu Chiang Mai

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One of the gates to Chiang Mai's old town that bustles with a lively fresh market in the early morning and is set up with food stalls every evening.

7. Weave Artisan Society

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8. Làk Meuang

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