The city of Chiang Mai, by the way it was building , might look as a European city. It has a central old downtown with fortifications around on which constructions were places along the time. Thats city attract a lot of tourists and it may be difficult to find a totally abroad experience there. But still the city doesn’t leave you without any interesting things to do and it is very pleasant to have a walk in the heart of the city which contains a lot of small streets and temples.
3 things to see in Chiang Mai
One of the most expand of the city, this temple is very welcoming. You even will be able to have a proprer chat of some monks seating at a terrasse, they will be delight to talk with you a little. You can also visit the building that before was used to stores all the writings and which is now a museum. At last the central Buddha’s shrine is totally unmissable because of its size.
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple of Chiang mai. Placed in the heart of the the city it still have a very calm ambient. If you are looking for a place with serenity to get some rest from the agitation of the city, this is the place you want to pick. He may not be the most impressive, or imposing temple but its beauties will delight you. Its chedi hold by elephant’s statue is gold covered.
A wilk along remparts plus Sunday night market
The remaining of old fortifications surround the oldest part of the city. Some parts are missing and remplaced by a small river. The walk can take a good par of the day if you you will to go all around. If you are in Chiang Mai on Sunday, don’t miss the night market, you will find handmade crafts. It is on the east side just after the remparts.