Aside from the obvious fact that there are many Chiang Mai luxury resorts since the boom of tourism in the city of Thailand, there are many reasons as to why it has been recently called as Bangkok’s younger sibling.
When it comes to food, HuenPhen is the place to go. It is a versatile food shop that offers authentic Thai lunches similar to cafeteria cooking. The dinner setting is favourable to those who want an intimate setup and it is considered to be the best when it comes to northern Thai dishes. For lunch, its specialty is khaosoi which is a noodle soup with coconut curry and a staple for the locals. Night time means dimmed lighting and a reminiscence of the old Thailand. Table is not guaranteed without reservations so be sure to get their early.
If you are looking for a place to drink, the North Gate Jazz Co-op is recommended. They are currently celebrating their decade in the business. It provides customers with live music from the open-fronted establishment. Jazz can be traced way back in the country since the late King is also known for his love of music.
Chiang Mai also offers adventure to those who love to explore. Visitors who love hiking should get ready for a trek at the Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls which is surprisingly easy to climb. This is the perfect place to swim a little or plan a nature picnic. It is located one hour away from the city of Chiang Mai.
If rest and relaxation is what you are looking for, you can visit the Oasis Spa which follows the concept of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. It is known for its signature massage called Voyage of Golden Lanna. They have various services available including hydrotherapy, facials, body wraps and scrubs.
While it may be tempting to stay inside Chiang Mai luxury resorts, there are those who want to go shopping. It is worth visiting Think Park which offers live performances as well as food stalls. There are local products such as handicrafts, jewellery and clothing. This is also an ideal place to have a walk after dinner.