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Samoeng Loop or as it is often called Mae Sa Valley loop is a great outing if you want to get close to nature without having to check out from you hotel in Chiang Mai. It can be done as a half day tour or full day. Depending on how many stops you want to do.

One of the great benefits of living in Chiang Mai are the many activities available for families. Living in Hang Dong we are close to three popular restaurants with playgrounds. For a family traveling here these places are very convenient. While you enjoy great food and talk the kids are busy doing their thing.

Surprisingly big and well-organised playground and park area in the vicinity of Doi Saket outside Chiang Mai. My daughter gave the playground the highest score.

On the winding mountain roads between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, you encounter this pleasant little river town by the Maekok river. A good place to break for a few hours and enjoy some panorama views of the landscape.

Temple in Hang Dong Chiang Mai

When in Chiang Mai, it is obligatory to see at least some temples. Temples are the core of the ancient heritage and history of this historic capital of Northern Thailand. The new capital in the kingdom of a million rice fields. Here are some suggestions for you, some of the real highlights when it comes to temples in Chiang Mai.

Sri – Poom road and Chang Puak area has a lot of great sights in short walking distance. Eat Khao Soi at Khun Yais or have a devil’s mocha at Into the Woods and explore some unique temples in Chiang Mai. History, street art and great food all in the same area.

Some tips for good coffee shops and accommodation in Mae Kampong. A well preserved heritage in Chiang Mai.

In San Patong outside Chiang Mai you can see one of the most impressive private collections of dolls in the world.