Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Chiang Mai

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Chiang Mai is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Chiang Mai a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Chiang Mai.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Chiang Mai:

  1. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    #1 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Statue

    Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A must see, on any visit to Chiang Mai, is the wondrous and holy temple of Wat Phra That which is located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). Built as a Buddhist monastery in 1383 it is still a...Read more

  2. Wat Chedi Luang

    #2 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Chedi Luang

    Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Sponsored by the UNESCO for restoration, the Wat Chedi Luang is one place where you have to be when visiting Chiang Mai. The Ruined Lanna-style Chedi dates back to the 15th century and houses a Jade B...Read more

  3. Wat Phra Singh

    #3 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Phra Singh

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Woramahaviharn, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is undoubtedly Chiang Mai's most visited temple and owes its fame to the fact that it houses the city's most revered Buddha image, Phra Singh (Lion Buddha), and it has a fine collection of classi...Read more

  4. Wat U Mong

    #4 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat U Mong

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Hiking Trail

    Address: 135 Moo 10 Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The difference between this wat and the rest is the exotic location of the temple. A small trek will take you this temple, set in secluded setting and perfect for mediation or a quality “alone-t...Read more

  5. Doi Suthep-pui National Park

    #5 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Doi Suthep-pui National Park

    Tags: Mountain, National Park, Monastery , Hill

    Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Looming over the city like guardian spirits and providing a sanctuary of forest and mountain cool air, Chiang Mai's sacred peaks, Doi Suthep (1676m) and Doi Pui (1685m) were used by the city's founder...Read more

  6. Wat Chiang Man

    #6 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Chiang Man

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 204/5 Ratpakinai Road, Si Phum, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Know as Chiang Mai's oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man used to be the residence of King Mengrai. It is located inside the walled city on Rachakinai Road. King Mangrai allegedly lived here while the new ci...Read more

  7. Wat Suan Dok

    #7 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Suan Dok

    Tags: Religious Site, Forest, Off Beaten Path

    Address: Suan Dok Road, Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The elaborate prayer hall or and the unusually sized chapel which is open on all the sides is enthralling has a charismatic effect. Directly west of the prayer hall are several large pagodas, called c...Read more

  8. Wat Lok Molee

    #8 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Lok Molee

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Manee nopparat Soi 2, Si Phum, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city, about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate. Built in the 16th century,...Read more

  9. Chiang Mai National Museum

    #9 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Chiang Mai National Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Near Chiang Mai university, main ring road, superhighway.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Recently renovated, Chiang Mai's National Museum is well worth a visit. The museum has an up-to-date and modern showcase for the heritage of Lanna. The downstairs area shows the historical development...Read more

  10. Wat Chet

    #10 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Chet

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: 11, Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai, 50300, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Dedicated temple-spotters are the prime candidates for Wat Jet Yot. It was built to host the eighth World Buddhist Council in 1477, a momentous occasion for the Lanna capital. To the back of the templ...Read more

  11. Wat Ram Poeng (tapotaram)

    #11 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Ram Poeng (tapotaram)

    Tags: Temple

    Address: Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Wat Ram Poeng is an absolutely tranquil Buddhist temple which is renowned for its meditation centre that attracts people from far and wide. The temple is also known for its elaborate woodwork which is...Read more

  12. Wat Pha Lat

    #12 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
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    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: บ้านห้วยผาลาด 101 หมู่ 1 ถนนศรีวิชัย ตำบลสุเทพ เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Nestled amidst lush forest is the Wat Pha Lat Buddhist temple which is absolutely serene and not frequented by a lot of travellers as not many know about it. The temple sits rights next to a waterfall...Read more

  13. Wat Thung Yu

    #13 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Thung Yu

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: 7/9 Rachadamnoen Rd Soi 7, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Wat Thung Yu isn’t a huge temple but is a beautiful temple whose architecture and design has been done really well. The two-tiered roof with the richly decorated gable extends from the main stru...Read more

  14. Wat Sri Suphan

    #14 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chiang Mai
    Wat Sri Suphan

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: 100 Wua Lai Rd, Phra Singh, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

    Wat Sri Suphan is Chiang Mai’s one of the oldest temples that is said to have been built somewhere between 1495 and 1515 and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years. The hand...Read more

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