When it comes to spa treatments and pampering, Chiang Mai is arguably the top spot in Thailand so it is a fantastic place to treat yourself to some tender loving care. Many different treatments are available including wraps, scrubs, facials and massages. Don't be put off by Thailand's reputation for offering an altogether different sort of massage, as these types of places are easy to spot.
Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center
This fully modernized museum is found in the center of the Old Town between Rajwithee Road and Rajdumnern Road. Traditionally dressed guides will take you around the matrix of rooms that document the culture and history of the region in chronological order. Ask for the Three Kings Monument if arriving by tuk-tuk or songthaew.
Mae Sa Elephant Camp
The Mae Sa Elephant Camp is located just around half an hour's drive from the city center in the northern Muang district. Here you can ride the elephants or watch them engaging in skillful activities such as painting and football.
Tiger Kingdom is one of the most popular attractions in Chiang Mai. It can be reached by the main road that runs north toward Mae Rim. They have been breeding tigers here for over 10 years and strongly deny that the rather docile cats are sedated. You can watch the tigers playing for free in the enclosure that can also be viewed from the attached restaurant. You can cuddle tigers of various sizes for fixed prices and have your photograph taken with them. Songthaew go to and from the site.