When we see how happily relaxed our guests look lounging by the pool riverside under the equatorial sun or shaded by our generous umbrellas, we would ordinarily hesitate to suggest any movement if not for Chiang Mai’s abundance of colourful activities and sights.
Elephants are northern Thailand’s most famous attraction, and rightly so. Visit them in their natural habitats then climb up for a gentle trek into the lush countryside. Wander through Chiang Mai’s historic Buddhist temples to appreciate how art, architecture and culture traveled among the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia. Shop for artifacts from those eras as well as the latest in Thai design, and then dig into northern Thailand’s spicy curries and learn to make your own.