Found in northern Thailand, the modern city of Chiang Mai is known for its beautiful sights and landmarks, like ancient temples and exquisite mountains.
A trip to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without heading to Wat Phra Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Nestled at the top of a 306- step staircase surrounded by naga - mythical sea serpents - the journey itself is one to behold. Once at the top, visitors can expect breadfruit trees, rock gardens, and breathtaking views of the city. Similarly, the Wat Phra Singh temple is also worth visiting, made up of stunning buildings and elegant gardens. Known as the Temple of the Lion Buddha, it’s also home to two buddha statues which attracts many pilgrims.
For those seeking postcard-perfect views, Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the highest mountain in all of Thailand and offers nothing short of “wow” moments. Covering a staggering 48,240 hectares, the park is home to more birds than anywhere else in Thailand. And for those looking to experience authentic northern Thai food, Chiang Mai is the place to do so. Known for Khao Soi, the coconut and curry soup with yellow noodles and chicken, it’s a mesmerising amalgamation of textures, colours and flavours.