Thailand’s vibrant and historical northern city and former capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom, Chiang Mai like Bangkok offers something for every traveller, but on a far more intimate scale than her big sister to the south.
TUI will take you to the summit of Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s forested peak, with its glittering gold temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep offering sweeping views over the city and plains below. We also explore the town’s famous night market – one of the finest shopping strips in Thailand – and sample some Chiang Mai specialities like the delicious khao soi (coconut-based noodle soup).
And be sure to explore Chiang Mai by foot: the town is a fascinating blend of old and new, home to over 300 temples, numerous local markets, handicraft workshops and much more. Chiang Mai also provides a gateway to Thailand’s beautiful northwest hills with their picturesque landscapes, traditional villages and colourful ethnic minorities.