Many Israelis have already visited and discovered the wonders of the northern city Chiang mai, and are returning to Thailand on their next visit. This is a large city with relatively mild weather to the south, which in many ways contrasts with the island’s stomach-back vacation. Indeed, Chiang Mai offers a great opportunity for active recreation for backpackers, full families and organized groups, thanks to a rare combination of colorful traditions, wild and fertile nature, and a modern metropolis.

Chiang Mai is also known as the capital of northern Thailand, where you can take walks and attractions around the jungles and wild nature of northern Thailand and get to know the ancient cultures and remote villages.

Attractions within Chiang Mai

אטרקציות בתוך צ'אנג מאיThe space is short of describing all the intriguing attractions awaiting you in the city, which boasts many museums, temples, festivals, nightlife centers and extreme activities. So, we’ll give you a brief overview of the main and recommended attractions around Chiang Mai, which are worth a visit:

  • Temples – In Chiang Mai you can visit quite a few beautiful Buddhist temples, different in character, appearance and content. It is worthwhile to start the tour at the ancient Chiang Temple, which is frequented by believers from all over the world. Visitors are invited to explore the various landscaped buildings, gardens and sculptures, among them the crystal statuette of the Buddha. Then you can continue by cable or foot ride to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city and its surroundings, as well as a 550-year-old Chettah temple known also as the Seven Spears after its impressive minarets.
  • Leisure activities – For those who come to Chiang Mai with children it is very good to go through the city zoo, which includes thousands of animals of all kinds. And if the family also has a teenager or teenager you can challenge their courage with bungee jumping on a licensed site, which will also win them a movie to share with their friends. On the other hand, adults can take advantage of leisure to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine at the well-known Chaing Mai Thai Cookery School, which offers a number of beginners and advanced tracks.
  • Umgas in Chiang Mai: An experience you will never forget, flying among the tops of the vines with the gibbons around you.
  • A 3-dimensional museum where you can be photographed with three-dimensional pictures in a way that looks as though you were present in the same picture, as an inseparable part of it.
  • Bungee jumping for extreme sports enthusiasts, flying down at dizzying speed.
  • A trip on a motorized Segway in the city of Chiang Mai, a trip that will take you in a unique atmosphere on the Seagull in the fascinating sites of Chiang Mai.
  • Visit the kingdom of tigers where you can pet, feed and photograph closely with tigers and tigers

Excursions in Chiang Mai

טיולים באזור צ'אנג מאיThe space is short of describing all the intriguing attractions awaiting you in the city, which boasts many museums, temples, festivals, nightlife centers and extreme activities. So, we’ll give you a brief overview of the main and recommended attractions around Chiang Mai, which are worth a visit:

  • Elephant Farm – Not far from Chiang Mai is a special elephant farm called Patara, which provides a great experience for both children and adults, and of course an important refuge for abandoned elephants. At the farm they will connect you to one unique elephant in order to make a deeper connection with him, and in this way you will be able to feed him and even take a trip on the roof of the world.
  • Doi Intenon Reserve – By bus or taxi you will arrive in about 1 hour to Doi I nthanon National Park, which offers quite a few spectacular routes. The tour will lead you through the Natifim cave, authentic tribal villages, diverse vegetation, high waterfalls, unique animals, and fascinating ancient buildings. All the time, the tallest mountain in the country, over 2500 meters high, will rise above you.
  • Artist Village – The picturesque village is about half an hour away from Chiang Mai and boasts local craftsmen displaying their work processes and products for everyone to see. These are unique methods that provide a variety of interesting products, such as oil paintings, wooden figurines, amusing umbrellas and silk items.

What and where to buy in the city

As befits a large, central city in the north of the country, Chiang Mai offers a colorful and rich selection of markets, shops and even shopping centers and state-of-the-art malls. This is a great opportunity to shake your wallet, and get very cheap prices Extraordinary Items:

As befits a large, central city in the north of the country, Chiang Mai offers a colorful and rich selection of markets, shops and even shopping centers and state-of-the-art malls. This is a great opportunity to shake your wallet, and get very cheap prices Extraordinary Items:

  • Qad Luang – This is the Thai terminology for the market that hosts tens of thousands of locals every day, from early morning until afternoon. It is one of the cheapest markets in the country offering almost all goods imaginable, such as shirts, scarves, silver and gold jewelry, fabrics, food items, toys and watches. The cheap supply lies in the fact that the market serves mainly the local population, and by the way means that it is not possible to bargain for the price.
  • Shopping malls – As noted, there are a number of shopping malls in Chiang Mai that invite you to take a breather from the bustle of the street and to remember the usual Western conditions. The most prominent of these is undoubtedly the Central Plaza, which hosts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the region every day. Anyone who wants to be pampered can find famous fast food chains and movie theaters, and in any case, buy last minute discounted gifts at the mall near the airport. Beyond this, there are two other major malls around the city – Pantip Plaza and Cuncaco, as well as countless shops and stalls waiting for you on every street corner.
  • THE HARBOR CHIANG MAI – A shopping complex built entirely in the style of a classic European town from the 1930s, a spectacular place where you can enjoy a special shopping experience and even enjoy a selection of Western restaurants.
    The Night Market – This is a market that has gained an excellent reputation among backpackers and tourist groups alike, and is open until after midnight. In fact, this is one of the city’s main attractions, where thousands of unique items, some of them familiar and others hand-made, are waiting for you at cheap prices. Among other things you can buy wooden figurines, knitted bags, authentic clothes, suitcases, art objects and paintings, sunglasses and brand pants. Do not give up a visit to the colorful and fragrant Chiang Mai night market, which is an experience in and of itself for the conservatives among us.