Outdoor Activities in Chiang Mai

Outdoor activities in Chiang Mai are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Chiang Mai comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Chiang Mai and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Chiang Mai has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Chiang Mai.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Chiang Mai:

  1. #1 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 4413 itineraries
    Elephant Nature Park

    Tags: Park, View Point

    Address: 209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Set in a natural valley, bordered by a river, and surrounded by forested mountains is the Elephant natural park which serves as a home to rescued and rehabilitated elephants from all over the country....Read more

  2. #2 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3746 itineraries
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Statue

    Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 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

  3. #3 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3793 itineraries
    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

  4. #4 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3755 itineraries
    Chiang Mai Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: 100 Huai Kaeo Rd, 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    At the foot of Doi Suthep, the Chiang Mai Zoo occupies a lush park setting and boasts a fairly comprehensive assortment of animals plus two special attractions (pandas and an aquarium) that require se...Read more

  5. #5 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 4021 itineraries
    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

  6. #6 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3245 itineraries
    Chiang Mai Night Safari

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Safari

    Address: Hangdong, southwest of Chiang Mai International Airport (about 12km from the city)

    Timings: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This attraction is open during the day but the real action happens at night during the Predator Prowl and 'Savannah Safari', when an open-sided tram transports visitors through the parkland. The night...Read more

  7. #7 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3436 itineraries
    Wat U Mong

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 135 หมู่ที่ 10 Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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

    Located against the Doi Suthep mountains, Wat Umong is the city’s one and only forest temple and dates back to over 700 years. This Buddhist temple features a variety of meditation tunnels and o...Read more

  8. #8 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 2553 itineraries
    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

  9. #9 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3742 itineraries
    Wat Chiang Man

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 171 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 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

  10. #10 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3725 itineraries
    Wat Suan Dok

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 139 Suthep Rd, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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

    Also popular as Wat Buppharam, Wat Suan Dorg is a beautiful Buddhist temple dating back to the 14th century. The temple is home to various structures which are historically important including the mai...Read more

  11. #11 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 4044 itineraries
    The Three Kings Monument

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Three kings monument square, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Proudly wearing 14th-century royal garb, the bronze Three Kings Monument commemorates the alliance forged between the three northern Thai-Lao kings (Phaya Ngam Meuang of Phayao, Phaya Mengrai of Chian...Read more

  12. #12 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 3667 itineraries
    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

  13. #13 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 2078 itineraries
    Wiang Kum Kam

    Tags: Archaeological Site

    Address: Saraphi district, Chiang Mai

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    An easy trip from the main city will take you to this picturesque-straight-out-of –the-book place. The ruins as well the little village is very charming. Considered to be the earliest settlement...Read more

  14. #14 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 1917 itineraries
    Chiang Mai National Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Arts And Crafts

    Address: 451 ถนน ซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ เชียงใหม่-ลำปาง Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 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

  15. #15 of 255 Outdoors Activities in Chiang Mai
    - Used in 2651 itineraries
    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