Chiang Mai Holidays

Steeped in history and brimming with vibrant Buddhist culture, Chiang Mai is a Thai treasure that enchants visitors with its lush mountains, quaint temples and bustling markets. This relaxed city, tucked away in Northern Thailand, is a haven of tranquillity that beckons exploration.

From ancient fortifications to serene landscapes, tantalising Thai delicacies to the well-celebrated Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai is a brilliant blend of old and new. It's a destination designed to create lasting memories, promising an unforgettable adventure to those who venture to its enchanting confines.

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Things to See and Do

Known for its concentration of beautifully ornate temples, bustling markets, and a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, Chiang Mai has something to fascinate every explorer. Here's our selection of the city's top attractions and unforgettable experiences.

Wat Chedi Luang

Marvel at the splendour of Wat Chedi Luang. This 14th century Buddhist temple is a testament to the architectural prowess of ancient Thailand. Once the tallest structure in the city, its sheer grandeur and ornate detail are truly staggering. Don't miss the monk chats, where you can engage in enlightening conversations with the resident monks.

Chiang Mai Gate

Explore history at Chiang Mai Gate. Located in the Old City, this centuries-old gate is part of the city's original defensive walls. Surrounded by bustling markets and traditional temples, it's an excellent starting point for an adventure into Chiang Mai's rich past.

The Three Kings Monument

Pay homage at the Three Kings Monument. No visit to Chiang Mai is complete without stopping at this iconic monument in the city's heart. Honouring the city's three founding kings, this landmark also offers beautiful traditional performances and tranquil gardens to explore.

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Trek in the picturesque Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Nature lovers should not miss the chance to hike through this stunning national park. Home to the sacred temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the park offers incredible mountain views, striking waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife.

Art in Paradise 3D Museum

Discover Thai culture at the Art in Paradise 3D Museum. Fun for all the family, this museum offers an interactive art experience like no other. Here, you become part of the exhibits, allowing you to capture some hilariously creative family photos.

Destination Essentials

Although Chiang Mai is truly a year-round destination, the best time to visit with your family is the cool season, from November to February. During these months, the weather is pleasantly mild, enabling easy exploration of the city's countless attractions.

This time also coincides with major festivals like Loy Krathong and the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, infusing your visit with unique cultural experiences. Yet, even outside this festive period, the charm and allure of Chiang Mai are ever-present, promising a memorable family holiday.

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