The largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. The city is famous for friendly people, cool climate and stunning mountain scenery.
Nearby Doi Suthep national park is just outside town, from all over Chiang Mai you can see the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a Buddhist temple looking down on the town from Doi Suthep mountain.
The journey from the city can take approximately 30 minutes, climbing this steep mountain on very good tarmac roads. The ride up the mountain is quite exciting but the ride down is even more exhilarating.