The What’s Up Guide to the Best Activities in Chiang Mai

A ton of awesome activities in Chiang Mai, from the city tours to the jungle adventures.

Chiang Mai provides visitors with a huge range of activities to choose from and there is literally something for people of all ages. A varied choice of adventure activities is sure to satisfy the cravings of adrenaline junkies and those looking for unique experiences. Other activity choices cover everything from learning how to cook Thai food to workouts at state-of-the-art gyms and a round of golf on a world-class course.

Adventure activities available in the regions surrounding Chiang Mai include the signature Northern Thailand trekking tours. These feature jungle and mountain trekking, visits to ethnic hilltribe villages, elephant riding and bamboo rafting. Among other peerless adventures are whitewater rafting, soaring through the treetops on ziplines and bungy jumping at the Chiang Mai X-Centre.

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Visitors looking to enjoy something a little less nerve-wracking will find the options are seemingly endless. Courses in the likes of Thai cooking, Muay Thai boxing and meditation provide new skills to last a lifetime. Opting to take Thai traditional massages or spa treatments gives the body a physical and spiritual overhaul. A collection of golf courses covers everything from golf holidays to the award-winning course at the Chiang Mai Highlands.

Family friendly activity hubs ensure kids are rarely bored. A couple of top recommendations for families with youngsters in tow are the Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park and the exhilarating Kids@Play Centre in the Promenada Resort Mall. Budding anglers will find a number of well-stocked fishing parks in the environs of Chiang Mai too.



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