Known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is the largest and most historical city in Northern Thailand. That means that no matter what you're looking for during your time in Thailand, Chiang Mai has something to offer. Since the activities in Chiang Mai are endless, to simplify your planning, we've listed some of our favourite things to see and do below. Under the Excursions tab, you'll find a selection of adventurous tours and authentic experiences. We suggest booking these activities in advance as they tend to fill up quite quickly. Explore the activities below and decide what interests you which will be available upon booking your room. If you do not wish to book excursions at the moment, don't fret, we always have staff on-hand, ready to help you book your tours or excursions. The other tabs are sights and activities that don't require booking in advance but due to the social atmosphere of Stamps, there are always guests planning group outings.

 

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Chiang Mai Tours, Excursions & Activities

The sights in the North are endless. Stepping outside the gates of Chiang Mai opens your eyes to a world unheard.  One of the most well-known things, and our National symbol is the majestic elephant.  Unfortunately, many organisations in Thailand promote the riding and exploitation of elephants.  Here at Stamps, we will only work with the best, most ethical elephant sanctuaries. Along with the elephant sanctuaries, we endorse local business that we, ourselves, are proud to support.

  1. Cooking Classes - learn how to master some of the finest Thai dishes from some of the best chefs in the country
  2. Ziplining - for those adrenaline junkies
  3. Trekking - we have an array of differnt treks from one day to 3 day tours
  4. Whitewater Rafting - not for the faint of heart
  5. Doi Inthanon - Visit the highest temple with the most beautiful scenery, stunning waterfalls and great hiking
  6. Mountain Biking - have some fun traversing the paths of Chiang Mai
  7. Chiang Rai Day Trip - visit the amazing White Temple, Black Temple and Golden Traingle
  8. Muay Thai - get in the ring and try your hand at Thai boxing with training by the professionals
  9. Massage Courses - learn how to give the best Thai Massages - you'll be the hit of the party!
  10. Bungee Jumping - another one for you adrenaline junkies
  11. Yoga Retreat - take some time out to rejuvenate and refresh your mind and body with Yoga
  12. Hill Tribes and Caving - experience the people of the Hills and the natural caves that are a part of our culture
  13. Fishing Trips - Want to catch the big one? How about a 40kg Mekong Cat Fish? We can take you there!

 

Interested in something you don't see here? No problem! We are happy to help you find the adventure that will make your trip to Chiang Mai unforgettable. Think of us as your Personal Concierge. Contact Stamps Backpackers Hostel directly for more information.

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Nature & Outdoor Adventures

The best way to get to know a new area is to explore outside of the city walls.  These are some activities we recommend you venture solo or with other travelers from Stamps. Take advantage of our in-house Tinder Board and find those willing to explore the unknown with you.

  1. Grand Canyon - Chiang Mai's own Grand Canyon is an old rock quarry that has been filled in with water.  Have some fun cliff jumping or check out the brand new water park.
  2. Chiang Mai Waterfall Adventures - get up close and personal with 3 of the most impressive waterfalls in the area - Sticky, Maesa and Maeya
  3. Huay Tung Tao Lake - only 30 mins from Stamps, this beautiful lake is perfect for swimming, water sports or simply chilling out with a floatie and eating, drinking and relaxing.
  4. Mae Ngad Dam - experience the wonders of the Floating Houses on the Mae Ngad Dam. The beautiful floating rafts on the massive dam, deep in the jungle with stunning scenery where you can kayak, swim, fish or just laze around sun tanning and relaxing.
  5. Pha Chor Canyon - located in the Mae Wang National Park this natural phenomenon is a must see for those nature enthusiasts.
  6. Obkhan National Park - Jump in the inviting Mae Khan River, enjoy a swim under the shade of cliffs and trees or have a picnic on the sandy beach - or do all three!
  7. Baan Tawaan
  8. Mon Cham - take a trip to the top of this small mountain and experience incredible, views of hills, villages, farms and rolling valleys - great picnic destination.
  9. Old City Park - This historical park features the ruins of an ancient town dating back more than 900 years with the old town surrounded by city walls and moats.
  10. Rachaphruek Garden - wondrous gardens, architecture and exhibitions to investigate
  11. Mae Kampong - hidden away in the emerald jungles,  this pocket-sized village has become a retreat for those of you looking to escape the commercialism of the cities and rediscover the village way of life

 

Interested in something you don't see here? No problem! We are happy to help you find the adventure that will make your trip to Chiang Mai unforgettable. Think of us as your Personal Concierge. Contact Stamps Backpackers Hostel directly for more information.

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Chiang Mai Temples & Culture

Once known as the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai has been a cultural epicenter for more than 700 years. For this reason, the Old City is full of small streets and ancient buildings, including more than 90 temples.  You could spend months here touring temples alone!  To help narrow it down, we've listed some of our favourites and most interesting temples below.

  1. Wat Doi Suthep - overlooking Chiang Mai with spectacular views Doi Sethep is the highest temple in Thailand and one of the most sacred temples - ask the locals about the legend.
  2. Wat Phar Sing - Chiang Mai's most revered temple and is dominated by an enormous, mosaic-inlaid sanctuary
  3. Chedi Luang (monk chats) - this temple features a towering, Lanna-style chedi (sanctuary) with a sprawling compound around the stupa which is powerfully atmospheric.
  4. Wat Chiang Man - Chiang Mai's oldest temple
  5. Wat Umong - set in the jungle, nestled at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain, this temple has an air of mystery around it.
  6. Wat Suan Dok (monk chat) - this important monastery was built on a former flower garden in 1373 and is dreamily beautiful.

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Chiang Mai Nightlife

Unlike some of the larger cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai has a very intimate nightlife. From night markets to Muay Thai fights, there's always something exciting happening is Chiang Mai. However, with tons of small, cozy bars and live music venues, the nightlife in Chiang Mai creates the perfect environment to meet adventure seekers and make friends from all over the world.

  1. Night Bazaar - The night bazaar is open every night, with a wide variety of knock offs, name brands and excellent bargains - we'll even teach you how to barter!
  2. Lady Boy Cabaret - nightly shows for the world famous lady boy dancing and singing with a twist
  3. Muay Thai - Thailand's National Sport can be seen daily from Monday to Saturday
  4. Pub Crawls - we round up the crew and head out for a night of pub festivities
  5. Sunset Rooftop Bars - what better way to take in the transition from day to night in Chiang Mai?
  6. Khantone Dinner and Traditional Dance - Forget the Luau - we have Khantone!
  7. Bowling - you won't believe how fun it can be until you've bowled in Chiang Mai!
  8. BBQ Nights - we hold regular customer appreciation nights with an amazing BBQ spread
  9. Movie Nights - Chiang mai has multiple cinemas where you can watch new featured movies (in english even!)
  10. Night Safari - Sshhhhhh - this one's top secret.

 

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