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In the friendliest city on the planet it is not hard to find things to do with the family. There is something here for everyone. Here is a fast guide to some of the perfect things to do with children in Chiang Mai.

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.

The old capital of the Lanna Kingdom – Chiang Rai has more to offer than many people expect. Once a base for hiking and exploring the most Northern part of Thailand. Now, it has some remarkable attractions. A good place to start is to follow the art route and see some of the country’s most spectacular temples. Read more about the colourful temples of Chiang Rai.

Skeleton at Into The Woods Cafe

Into the Woods coffee has a very talented owner, with many skills and she is really living out whatever love for fantasy and stories that she has with this cafe. It touches everything from design, what the menu looks like and the names of the drinks that you order. Not to mention the pastry. Go and have a look for yourself.

One of the best things about Chiang Mai is that you are never far from nature. Last weekend I went with the kids for a glamping experience by the Wang River in the Panghai area. The Doi Saket district hasn’t really been on my radar much. But after this weekend all that changed.

Once a year the city of Yasothon is put on the map for its famous rocket festival. Once the bamboo rockets were made by monks. Now there is a competition in the area for the best and strongest rockets. This event is going on in the countryside as well. The point is to get generous amounts of water for the rice season.

Chiang Mai is definitely in itself worth a few days of sightseeing but if you are longing to get out, experience nature and fet away from the city scene. Here are some suggestions of highlights outside the city.

A very historic destination with many interesting places to visit. River Kwai and Kanchanaburi are so much more than a bridge. It is the story of the Death Railway and hardships during the Second World War, all located in a very stunning landscape. Enjoy some nights at a resort by the river and explore the sites.