Must-see attractions in Chiang Mai

  • First Church

    The weatherboard First Church was built in classic American style in 1868 by the Laos Mission from North Carolina.

  • Wat Faham

    Stop by this serene, riverside wát when you're in the area seeking out the city's best kôw soy.

  • Elephant Monument

    These two elephant statues in stucco pavilions were said to have been erected by King Chao Kavila in 1800.

  • Wat Chetawan

    Historic wát just east of the old city with an ancient-looking mosaic-decorated stupa.

  • Philatelic Museum

    Housed in the old city post office, this museum has lots of historic Thai stamps.

  • Chiang Mai Zoo

    Chiang Mai Zoo is better than many zoos in the region when it comes to animal welfare, but it's still quite depressing. In addition to animals from across…

  • Chiang Mai Night Safari

    This expansive animal park is open day and night, but the real action happens after dark, when you can view all sorts of critters from the back of an open…

  • Nawarat Bridge

    One of the main bridges across Mae Ping, which was first constructed in 1906 and has since been rebuilt (twice).

  • Pratu Suan Dok

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