Chiang Mai is the largest and the most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. The city has been the cultural and religious hub of the northern Thailand region since the 1296 under the rule of King Mengrai. The city was taken over by the Burmese in 1558 and it remained under their control until the 1775. One can see the Burmese influences on everything from religion, architecture, language, cuisine and culture. Today, Chiang Mai is one of the most vibrant cities in Thailand and boasts a diverse cultural heritage, historic sites, ancient city walls, modern megastructures and architectural marvels, beautiful temples, unique shopping opportunities, natural attractions, interesting museums, gorgeous galleries, exciting festivals and a delicious authentic Chinese cuisine that attracts travellers from across the world.
One of the best ways to blend in with the culture of the city is to indulge in some of the best Chiang Mai tours which include sights and attractions like Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep; Wat Chiang Man, the oldest royal temple in the city; and other temples like Wat Suan Dok and Wat Umong. The city is home to a plethora of natural attractions like Mae Sa Waterfall, Doi Inthanon Mountain and the Phu Ping Palace with its lavish landscapes. Visit the famous Night Bazaar, take a glimpse of the rustic Buddha statues, take a dive into the pages of history by visiting a museum or catch a Muay Thai performance at of the stadiums, and before you even realise it, you will blend in with the vibrant culture of the magnetic historic city tour of Chiang Mai.