3 Different Day Trips from Chiang Mai


  1. I like the look of Mon Cham. That would be my pick! 😉

    • Alana says:

      It was worth the trip if you have some extra time up here…if you were only here I few days I probably would do it though. But then again, it definitely was off the tourist (at least, foreign tourist) trail which can be a nice change…

      • Edson says:

        Oh yes, I have been to Chiangmai twice this year, and will be going there next month. We were lucky that the International Flower Show and La Krathong events haeppned simultaneously. We did visit the night market just next to the Tapae Gate. It is unbelievable we had to walk for nearly 3-4 kms from one end to the other. Its full of people and lots of bargains. We couldnt help indulging ourselves in getting cheap foot massages along the footpaths. Things are dearth cheap. Lots of arty farty thingies to choose from.For those who have not experience this before, it has to be a must go so that next time, when you talk to your mates about Chiangmai, at least, you can say, been there and done that. Finally, its pretty safe at the night market.Cheerskenneth coeNew Zealand

  2. Simon Flood says:

    I’m looking forward to Chaing Mai! A nice break from the chaos everywhere else! Definitely going to look up Huay Tung Tao!


  3. I love motorbikes as a way to get around too, at least in rural areas. I really hate riding them in cities. chiang mai isn’t too bad though, in terms of traffic.

    • Alana says:

      I can handle Chiang Mai fine, but don’t think I’d want to be driving in a city that’s much bigger. Sometimes getting to and from school during ‘rush hour’ was…interesting…I wish I had a camera on my helmet!

  4. Nick Rutten says:

    I’m in Chiang Mai right now, and I’ll make sure to visit Huay Tung Tao! Looks amazing!

  5. Mon Cham looks near to us, I think we’ll check that out when the haze dies down

  6. I definitely want to give all of these a try! I’m hoping to stay in Chiang Mai for a while so should have plenty of time to explore!

    p.s I love your blog, so many tips 🙂

  7. NomadikB says:

    Making our way there soon. Is a Honda Click 125 with 2 people good enough to make it to the top to Mon Cham?

    • Alana Morgan says:

      It probably is if you know what you’re doing – I think we did it one a Honda Click 150. I usually drive an older semi-auto Honda Wave 125cc and would have had some trouble getting up with a person riding on the back…but always tend to shift down at the wrong time on hills. It’s steep, but still doable!

  8. Franca says:

    Nice ideas and tips, Mon Cham looks lovely 🙂

  9. Ana says:

    Checking this post while looking for things to do in Chiang Mai (I am here right now!). It looks amazing, if only I could ride a motorbike :/

  10. Will says:

    I ride a motorcycle in the US, but have been warned/ordered (I’m in the military) not to ride in Thailand because it’s “extremely dangerous”. But, you are saying that it’s not an issue? I’m guessing the Northern part is less sketchy/dangerous than the southern part? Going to Chiang Mai in October for a week. Our plan was to hire private drivers for the day trips.

    • Alana Morgan says:

      I wouldn’t say that riding a motorcycle anywhere is ‘safe’ and you never know what is going to happen. A lot of the safety factor rests in your skills as a driver, being familiar with the traffic/rules of the road and knowing where you’re going though which are three things most visitors driving in Thailand aren’t comfortable with.

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