Old City is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its architecture. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the gardens. Choose one of Old City's hotels and explore the area around Chiang Mai with ease.
Sightseeing around Old City
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, and Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center feature a variety of exhibits. Attractions like Chiang Mai National Museum, Tribal Museum, and Dara Pirom Palace Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Wat Chedi Luang, Three Kings Monument, and Pratat Chedi Luang Temple are monuments worth a look. Learn about the local history at Wat Lok Moli, Wat Si Supan, and Wat Suan Dok. Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai Zoo, and Chiang Mai Night Safari are family favorites.
Shopping, swimming, and taking an excursion are a few popular activities in the area. Local parks like Buak Haad Park, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, and Royal Flora Ratchaphruek National Park are peaceful spots. At Mae Sa Elephant Camp, take some time to really appreciate nature. For retail therapy, consider Sunday Walking Street Market, Chang Puak Market, and Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Warorot Market, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, or MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Center.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Wat Chiang Man, and Bhuping Palace. Wat Phra Singh, Chang Puak Gate, and Tha Phae Gate will also leave an impression.
Getting around Old City
Old City is 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the airport in Chiang Mai (CNX-Chiang Mai Intl.).