Many visitors to Thailand will flock to the south of the country and visit one of the many beach resorts the country has you can visit. However, many miss out by not seeing the north of the country, especially charming Chiang Mai, nestled at the footstep of the Doi Suthep mountain. If you want a relaxing holiday that is full of charm and culture, Chiang Mai is an excellent destination, and below are some of the ways you can relax while you are there.
Enjoy A Relaxing Spa
As with the rest of Thailand, there are many options you can choose from when you are looking for a relaxing spa; Chiang Mai has some fantastic ones available. Many of the hotels and resorts will have a spa in-house, or you can visit one of the plentiful options throughout the small city. There are various massages and treatments you can choose from, and you will feel relaxed and pampered when you are finished and ready to take on the world.
Explore Worarot Market
You may also want to explore the Worarot Market, which is by the Ping River and has many things you can buy. It caters to locals and tourists alike, and you can buy various foods there, souvenirs, clothes, flowers, houseware, and anything else you can think of buying. You can enjoy some snacks while there, a refreshing drink, or just enjoy a stroll and soak up some of the local Lanna culture and hospitality.
Enjoy A Spot Of People Watching
If you are the type of person who loves people watching, there are many excellent places to do this in Chiang Mai. You can find a bar, café, restaurant, or coffee shop and enjoy some refreshments while watching the world walk past you. It is a perfect way to spend a couple of hours relaxing, and an ideal place to do this is at the Night Bazaar.
Getting Out Of The Heat
If you visit Chiang Mai in the summer months between March and May, it can get very hot, and if you are struggling to cope with the heat, you can visit one of the shopping malls in Chiang Mai. You can enjoy the air-conditioning while you walk around the shops and see what is available to buy, and there are also plenty of places where you can get food and drink if you want. Depending on which shopping mall you visit, you can also enjoy some ice skating, bowling, or watching a film.