Chiang Mai is not only a favorite destination for visitors, but also a beloved getaway for local Thais from all over the country. Have you ever wonder how the Thais enjoy this vibrant city? Here are a few ideas and suggestions.
Sunday Walking Street
Located right in the center of the old walled city, the Sunday Walking Street is a real showcase of the art and craftsmanship of Northern Thailand. Open every Sunday from 4:00 pm to midnight, stretching for roughly 1 kilometer, the market features a variety of artisan crafts as well as genuine Thai style street entertainment.
Offering a truly local experience, a short drive from the Resort, the Samoeng District is a small farming community located in an elevated valley. The district is famed for its strawberries and the Samoeng Loop, a 100-kilometre circuit through the mountains – a favourite for bicycling and motorcycling lovers. It is the perfect place to relax.
Hang Dong District
Through the scenic canal road heading southwest from the city of Chiang Mai, the Hang Dong District is home to the popular handicraft market of Ban Tawai. Known for its expertise in wood carving, Hang Dong has become a popular shopping destination among locals and visitors for sophisticated wooden furniture. Take a break from a couple kilometers of shops in one of the cafes and coffee shops scattered around the area.