Perfect hidden gem in Hang Dong. Thai architects call it a masterpiece of Lanna. Wat Ton Kwen built in 1857 has beautiful wooden structures and impressive glass mosaic details.
You are probably familiar with Wat Doi Suthep, maybe also Wat Doi Kham, but how about Wat Ban Pong? It is another temple, or at least a pagoda on a hill top. And with a great challenging staircase for the people that wants the excercise. Chiang Mais white pagoda on the hill really stands out in the landscape, and the temple is really one of these local treasures. Still under construction it will take some time before it becomes a major tourist attraction.
One of the nicest food night markets in Chiang Mai now operating more frequently. Try the Kad Farang market.