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Best Free Tours in Chiang Mai
This magical town in northern Thailand is not only a holy city boasting hundreds of centuries-old Buddhist temples; Chiang Mai is also a destination famous for its laid-back lifestyle. The exotic atmosphere, exciting nightlife and rich cultural heritage of Chiang Mai has been a magnet for tourists and expats for years. If you want to get to know the authentic culture of northern Thailand with a local guide, join some Free Walking Tours in Chiang Mai and enjoy an eye-opening walk for an unbeatable price! If you just got off the plane, we recommend starting your trip with a Free Chiang Mai City Tour. It is a classic tour of the old town where tourists can learn about history and customs. Also, no visit to Thailand would be complete without a cooking course or Free Food Tour in Chiang Mai. It is the best way to visit the local markets and taste the typical dishes.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Chiang Mai
The mythical city of Chiang Mai, in Thailand, is known as "The Pearl of the North" for its incredible natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Walking the 12th-century old town with Chiang Mai Free Walking Tours, travelers can still find remnants of the walls and moats that once surrounded the city. The most visited attraction in Chiang Mai is Wat Phra Singh, a "royal monastery" of great significance. Here, in addition to fabulous golden stupas, ancient trees, and huge Buddhist statues, visitors will find monks working and praying according to ancient customs. Wat Chedi Luang is perhaps the second most popular temple in the city, especially for the beauty of the ruins of its ancient buildings. Also, the Three Kings Monument is an impressive landmark in honor of the three founders of Chiang Mai. And, of course, walking the streets of the city from one temple to the next, tourists will cross many interesting art markets.
Things to Do in Chiang Mai
The southern islands of Thailand are famous for their “Full Moon Parties” and sparkling nightlife. Chiang Mai, despite its large number of bars and restaurants, is mostly known for its Buddhist temples, mystical atmosphere, yoga schools, meditation courses and its (surprisingly cheap) massage parlors. That’s why, after visiting the old town with Free Tours in Chiang Mai, travelers can still spend days or even weeks enjoying this laid-back city. Travelers with a penchant for mysticism can take a tour to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This golden stupa situated on a mountain offers spectacular views. Also, Chiang Mai is a great place to join eco-tours to the surrounding mountains. Do you travel with kids? Go to the Chiang Mai Zoo or the Chiang Mai Night Safari to spot orangutans, tigers and many other exotic animals. Visits to elephant sanctuaries are also a common activity, but do your research to choose a reliable institution.