Chiang Mai was a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, which became the Kingdom of Chiang Mai, a tributary state of Thailand from 1774 to 1939. So Chiang Mai is a religious strong city, especially Buddhism.
Located with the old area of the city and around the wall are many beautiful Buddhist temples. The city is filled with temples, some dating as far back as the 13th century. The main ones worth seeing are Wet Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Jet Yot.
Wat Prathat Doi Suthup, perched high on the flank of Suthep Mountain, is Chiang Mai's most famous temple. The padoga in it's center supposedly contains some of the relics of the Lord Buddha. The temple is visited throughout the year by thousands of tourists and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. It offers great views of the surrounding area and city and at 6pm each day, you can watch the monks chat. The temple can be reached by climbing a steep staircase comprising 304 steps.
Yesterday, we visited some about Buddhism temple. Today, we will open a leisure trip, so the main purpose is to eat!!! Thailand food is very famous in the world. The first destination is take a cooking class. Chiang Mai is the most popular place in Thailand for cooking classes, offering a great variety of classes and amazing deals. You begin your class by going to the market and learning about Thai produce before heading back to the kitchen to cook a few dishes and eat a lot of foods.
The second place is eat a Kantoke dinner. Experience both the Northern Thai food and culture at the same time. At this event, visitors are seated in the floor around a circular tray laden with Northern dishes, and eat while watching traditional Thai and Northern dances and hill tribe culture shows.
The last important place is bargain at the night bazaar. Chiang Mai is the main handicraft center of Thailand and the night bazaar is the largest center for the selling of all sorts of crafts in Chiang Mai. Everything is sold at non-fixed prices, and you can bargain battle to your death. If you plan to do some shopping in Thailand, this night bazaar will be where you'll find the best deals.
Go jungle trekking is the best choice in Chiang Mai. This town is a main starting point for all sorts of jungle trekking tours. There are more interesting and secluded places you visit. Be careful with whom you sign up, as many guides simply walk with you and don't tell you much about the land or wildlife. Moreover, if you visit a tribal village, make sure the money stays with the villagers, and that they aren't being exploited, which happens a lot up here! If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, if you think go jungle trekking is not enough, go zip lining is a best choice for you.
Chiang Mai has many operators offering beginner and advanced zip lining courses. The two biggest operators are Flight of the Gibbon and Eagle Trekkers.