Spend your time in Chiang Mai visiting historic sites, eating delicious street food, and, oh, perhaps bathing and feeding an elephant. Several local elephant camps compete for your business. Chiang Mai is also a great place to take a cooking class.
Chiang Mai is a study in vibrant contrasts; here, over 200 ancient temples are as much of a draw as trendy bars, hotels and restaurants. You’ll also find adventure activities (like white-water rafting tours) and a wide range of spas.