Chiang Mai City Guide

After exploring Bangkok, we flew up north to the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. We only had two and a half days here, but they were both pretty packed with fun activities. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai, which needs a major renovation but was in a great central location! They also offer a shuttle to different markets, which helps save some cash. I personally liked Chiang Mai A LOT better than Bangkok. It was cleaner, mountainous, and had a slower pace of life. 

1. Sai Oua (Grilled Herb Sausage)
2. Gaeng Hoh (Mixed Curry)
3. Khao Soi (Yellow Egg Noodle Curry)
4. Kaeng Hang Lei (Northern Pork Curry)
5. Kaeb Moo (Pork Rinds)
6. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

1. Wat Chedi Luang
Be sure to check out the ancient temple ruins in the back. We also got to talk with a monk about their daily life and how different it is than ours. 

Here, you get to see how all the pretty paper umbrellas are made. You can also get them to paint on anything for you as a cool souvenir. It is free, all you have to do is leave a tip!

3. Go to a Night Market
We went to the Night Bazaar, but they also have a great Sunday night market. Be sure to try out different foods, get a massage (or fish foot massage), and people watch.

4. Take a Thai Cooking Class
We took a Thai cooking class at Baan Hongnual Cookery School and it was amazing! We got to go to a local market to pick up our ingredients and then learned how to cook them. We also got a cookbook to bring home with us!

5. Doi Suthep Temple
This temple has the most beautiful views of the city! You do have to walk up some stairs, but the view at the top is worth it.

6. Wat Rong Khun
This is a little bit of a drive, but it is unlike any temple you will ever see. It is completely white and filled with crazy artwork and sculptures. They even have paintings of Pokemon, Deadpool, Sueprman and other modern characters inside the temple walls.

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