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Things to Do In and Around Chiang Mai

Whether you're escaping the heat and humidity of the city, or the winter and cold of the season, Chiang Mai is known for its temperate climate.


More than that, there are so many things to do in Chiang Mai, your time spent here will refresh you body, mind and soul!

  • Take a Thai cooking class
  • Visit a mountainside temple
  • Shop at a local evening market
  • Have an epic elephant-experience
  • Explore the city
  • Go on jungle treks
  • Climb Crazy Horse
  • ...Or go explore the many great factory shops and markets in the area for incredible shopping value!


We've listed a few things to do in and around Chiang Mai that you might enjoy. This list keeps growing, so continue popping in here to see what else you can do in our gorgeous spot of the world.


Baanpong Adventures Takes Care of Your Resort Activities

With a choice of jungle buggy, bicycle, scooter or jungle trekking available from Baanpong Lodge, your resort activities are sure to keep you thrilled and entertained!

Click here for Baanpong Adventures.


Of course, you could just opt for relaxing by the pool with a good book! Our little library and relaxing pool area will take good care of that too...

Visit Chiang Mai’s Old City and Temples

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Visit Chiang Mai’s Most Famous Temple: Doi Suthep and Hmong Hilltribe

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Doi Suthep and Hmong Hilltribe Tour Doi Suthep is the most famous of Chiang Mai’s temples and its most prominent sitting at 1685 meters above the city. Nestled on a small sub peak on Doi Pui mountain the temple affords spectacular views across the city and beyond.…

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Play Golf in Nature

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Alpine Golf Resort Alpine Golf Resort, formerly known as Chiang Mai Lamphun Golf Club and Heritage Resort, is located in a nature sanctuary, a valley surrounded by very beautiful hills. It’s 7,022 yards, par 72, offer a challenge to amateur and professional golfers, while the water hazards,…

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Play Golf in First Class Style

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Highland Golf Resort Set in the foot-hills east of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort features a magnificent 27-hole championship golf course, providing golfers with the additional pleasure of magnificent mountain views on every hole. Designed by award winning architects Schmidt-Curley Golf Design, in…

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Authentic Wooden Elephant Carvings

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Ban Chang Nak (House of Many Elephants) Visit Ban Chang Nak and you will experience a wide variety of artist performance and local Thai Lanna craftsmen. Inside the house, there are elephants meticulously carved by a Sala or “very skilled craftsman”. It’s really worth the visit to appreciate…

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Climb Crazy Horse in Chiang Mai

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Crazy Horse Buttress near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is rapidly becoming recognised as a world-class climbing venue. In March 2010, Climbing Magazine ran an expo highlighting Crazy Horse’s green credentials and spectacular climbs, calling it one of the “world’s greenest mega-crags”.   Crazy Horse Buttress has…

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Cave Exploring at Muang On

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Muang On Cave is situated in the San Kamphaeng District, about 30km East of Chiang Mai near the Hot Springs. The road leading to Muang-On Cave winds it’s way up the side of a hill to a small car park. There are several vendors selling food and souvenirs here and there is plenty of…

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Hot Spring – Family Fun at San Kamphaeng

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)Just 30kms east of Chiang Mai city lies the popular hotsprings of Sankhampeng. Though they may seem redundant in a hot tropical climate, the geysers and warm pools remain a popular attraction and certainly draw the crowds in the cooler months. But there are numerous others scattered…

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Visit the Umbrella Village: Bo Sang Handicraft Village

You might also enjoy this post in ไทย (Thai)If you go for a drive out along San Kamphaeng Road to look at all the silk, silverware and gem factories and showrooms be sure to go and visit the Bo Sang Handicraft Centre (8km south east from Chiang Mai). The local artisans make the world famous Sa Paper umbrellas and parasols that…

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