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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Bucket List of 4 Coolest Things to Do in Chiangmai

Chiangmai may be one of your dream destinations in Thailand. As you may know, this is a historical capital of the old Lanna Kingdom, so Chiangmai is the golden land of rich cultural heritage. Apart from enjoying the stunning scenery or visiting the city’s beautiful temples and unique historical sites, there are some more awesome activities and things to do in this beautiful city. Don’t you know that Chiangmai is ringed with outstanding, unique things waiting for you to do? Check out this following list to make sure that you don’t miss any amazing activities and experiences in the northern part of Thailand.

1. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

As elephants have been a symbol of Thailand since ancient times, spending time with elephants in their natural habitat is definitely your favorite day in Chiangmai! Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a new ecotourism destination. There is a variety of elephant cares waiting for visitors to experience such as bathing them, taking a mud bath with them, finding fresh fruits in the forest for them, or even collecting their dung! This is a great opportunity to closely learn about their lives and behaviors.

2. Eat Khao Soi

Eating Khao Soi should be one in your bucket list! Chiangmai is surely famous for many things including their cuisine. Khao Soi, a traditional dish, is a coconut and curry flavored soup filled with yellow egg noodles and chicken with crispy fried egg noodles on top giving a real mix of textures to the dish served with chopped red onions, pickled green mustard and a wedge of lime at the side of the dish. If you have a plan to visit Chiangmai, you cannot leave before trying Khao Soi!

3. Visit Hill Tribe People

Straight out of the page of National Geographic, visiting hill tribe villages will broaden your experience. Chiangmai offers many alternative trekking destinations where unchanged traditional communities can be found. There are six major hill tribes inhabiting in the Northern Highlands: Karen, Meo, Lahu, Yao, Akha, and Lisu. So, you can experience real authentic, non-touristic hiking trails to learn about their lives, food, culture, language, costume, medicine, etc. By trekking through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hill tribe villages, you can also fully enjoy the splendor of northern landscape of Thailand: the jungles, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and caves. You can even stay overnight with them! The magic of the northern Thailand is still out there.

4. Get a Massage by a Female Prison Inmate

Yes, you can get a Thai massage anywhere in Thailand but Chiangmai is home to the Women Correctional Institution Vocational Training Center where there is a traditional massage and spa program in order to help the inmates learn marketable skills and easily migrate back into the society. The women are also allowed to save their wages and tips for their release date. By visiting there, you are helping them to contribute to their self-improvement and support them to create a better life for themselves.

Where To Stay In Chiang Mai

Chiangmai has a huge number of accommodation options to match every of your needs. With so much to do in the city and its surroundings, you should not waste your time looking for a place to stay.

Sibsan Luxury Hotel Rimping is a unique boutique hotel designed and decorated in traditional Lanna style and full with art or crafts. All of the ensuite rooms are extraordinary, very spacious, and stylishly furnished with the northern Thai style decoration, and also fully equipped with amenities and comfortable beddings which are perfect for your stay no matter you’re families or business travelers. The hotel is equipped with a salt water swimming pool, a state-of-the-art spa and a fitness center with complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Plus, you can enjoy the picturesque view of Doi Suthep from an ideal coffee shop and exclusive restaurant completed with the Ping River.

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