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Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Overlooking the city from its mountain throne, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and its founding legend is learned by every schoolkid in Chiang Mai. The wát is a beautiful …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang isn't as grand as Wat Phra Singh, but its towering, ruined Lanna-style chedi (built in 1441) is much taller and the sprawling compound around the stupa is powerfully atmospheric. The famed Phra Kaew …
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Wat Phra Singh

Chiang Mai's most revered temple, Wat Phra Singh is dominated by an enormous, mosaic-inlaid wí·hăhn (sanctuary). Its prosperity is plain to see from the lavish monastic buildings and immaculately trimmed grounds, do…
Top Choice Market in Chiang Mai

Talat Warorot

Chiang Mai's oldest public market, Warorot (also spelt Waroros) is a great place to connect with the city's Thai soul. Alongside souvenir vendors you'll find numerous stalls selling items for ordinary Thai household…
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Wat Phan Tao

Without doubt the most atmospheric wát in the old city, this teak marvel sits in the shadow of Wat Chedi Luang. Set in a compound full of fluttering orange flags, the monastery is a monument to the teak trade, with …
Top Choice Market in Chiang Mai

Sunday Walking Street

On Sunday afternoon Th Ratchadamnoen is taken over by the boisterous Sunday Walking Street, which feels even more animated than Th Wualai's Saturday Walking Street because of the energetic food markets that open up …
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Chiang Mai

Service 1921

The pan-Asian restaurant at the Anantara is elegance incarnate, with waitstaff in full 1920s garb and interior decor resembling the secret offices of MI6 – appropriate as the gorgeous teak villa housing the restaura…
Top Choice International in Chiang Mai

Rustic & Blue

With an interior looking like a Pinterest spread of farmhouse-chic and an outdoor patio complete with hammocks, Rustic & Blue's photogenic, farm-to-table dishes are in perfect harmony with the decor. Think eggs …
Top Choice Coffee in Chiang Mai

Ristr8to

Inspired by Australian coffee culture and using roasting skills learned in the USA, this place takes your cup of Joe to the highest heights. Choose from flat whites and marocchinos to the hyper-caffeinated doppio ri…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Mai

Tong Tem Toh

Set in an unpretentious garden of a teak house, this trendy cafe serves deliciously authentic northern Thai cuisine. The menu roams beyond the usual to specialities such as nám prík ong (chilli paste with vegetables…