Chiang Mai often plays host to hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world. This mountainous city of Northern Thailand is an ideal spot for vacationing because of its luscious views, cool weather, and friendly townsmen. It is often referred to as the Rose of the North, and it continues to attract more and more visitors from different places. Because of its inviting weather and the numerous things to do and places to see, vacationers tend to stay longer than they planned. Facilities are very affordable, and the sports activities, tours, and trekking offers are all exciting and fun.
The town isn’t overly dense in population, but despite this, the number of activities and things to do in Chiang Mai are almost endless. Whether planning to learn and discover the rich history through its ancient temples or ruins, or to experience the fun activities the Thais are ready to offer, Chiang Mai is the place for all.
Although sightseeing could be the first thing that they would wish to do, the countless activities waiting for then may permit them to experience the entire thrill they are about to embark on. They can start off with soft adventure tours with elephant rides. The many activities that visitors may choose from include horse back riding, balloon flights where they can also enjoy seeing the scenery from up there.
Other activities are biking tours, boat cruising with company, off-road motor bike touring, white water rafting, sea kayaking, rock and wall climbing, bungee jumping, hiking to waterfalls, paint ball fights and abseiling back down, flying down the jungle canopy zip line, mountain trekking, or racing with buddies at many go kart tracks.
Physically challenging sports available for all to experience rope in the world famous Muay Thai, regardless of the level of expertise ‘ from beginners to experts. Bowling is also a commodity offered at the different bowling alleys in the city. Vacationers can also try playing golf at the numerous golfing clubs found everywhere. Ice skating rinks are also there for everyone to try and enjoy.
If the tourists prefer relaxing activities, they can go for the yoga training and sessions offered, to find their inner peace with the world, or join cooking classes to discover their hidden talent with food. Getting pampered is also an option because of the many services offered, such as spas, massages, and other relaxing treatments.
Night comes, but no one ever said the fun should stop. After all the activities done and places seen during the day, it is but right to enjoy some hangout time with family or friends. With its many restaurants and bars, tourists can enjoy all the local cuisine and specialty food. For more intense entertainment, bars and clubs are situated all over the center of the city.
The fun and excitement will continue with all the partying happening across the area. Looking for a fun spot in the city is never a task to either first time tourists or repeat vacationers. This is because bars and clubs, even karaoke lounges and discos are located almost everywhere. There is no need to look for them, because most of the time, tourists will just stumble into the party hotspots in the city.