Visiting a hill tribe is an indescribable experience!
Making contact with a new culture, as I always say, expand the whole world.
The beautiful mountain top with a view of the whole city helps the vibes to flow, as you can imagine.
Just nearby a sacred temple, where the legend says lays a bone of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
All that wrapped up by endless options of vegan restaurants.
Just one more day in Chiang Mai.😉
Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:
Juice 4 U
Address: Ratchamanka 5, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.785092,98.992521 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ราชมรรคา 5 เชียงใหม่
Open from 8 am to 7 pm.
Small colorful vegetarian cafe with a good selection of vegan options.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ
Address: 9 Moo 9, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.804934,98.921611 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 9หมู่9 ต.สุเทพ อ.เมืองเชียงใหม่
Admission fee: 30 baht for foreigners
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.
One of the most sacred temples in northern Thailand sited 15 km from the old city.
It’s said that a piece of Buddha’s shoulder bone was tight by the king to a white elephant, which then climbed Doi Suthep. In a certain point the animal trumpet 3 times and died, indicating this way the location for the temple construction. Done in traditional northern architecture, featuring Naga shaped stairs with 309 steps that will bring you to a gilded stupa and lovely view.
Bhubing Palace Viewpoint
Address: Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.803060,98.895639 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล สุเทพ อำเภอ เมืองเชียงใหม่
Following the road past Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, you’ll find the Bhubing Palace.
Just across the street from it, there’s a viewpoint overlooking the city.
Visibility can be affected by the fog but even under heavy fog, the fresh air comes together well amidst the forest view.
Hmong Hill Tribe Village at Doi Pui – หมู่บ้านชาวเขาเผ่าม้งดอยปุย
Address: Doi Pui, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.816481,98.883325 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ดอยปุย เชียงใหม่
Admission fee: free entrance to the village, 10 baht for the Waterfall Garden
Located at Doi Pui, 20km away from the old city, 1685 meters above sea level, you’ll find the village of ancient Hmong people.
In the past, as many of the hill tribes in northern Thailand, they used to cultivate opium. With the help of Thai royalty, things changed and where drug lords used to reign, today only reigns peace.
Nowadays, they cultivate legal crops and sell their traditional attirements and crafts to the tourists.
Modernity has arrived in the village, yet there’s a lot of traditions that still can be seen all around.
A pleasant inside on their lifestyle, definitely recommended for those visiting Chiang Mai.
Hmong Doi Pui Family Coffee
Address: 55/8 Moo 11, Hmong Doi Pui, Tambon Suthep, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.815858,98.885115 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 55/8หมู่11บ้านม้งดอยปุย ตำบลสุเทพ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดเชียงใหม่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hmongdoipuifamilycoffee/
Open from 8 am to 5 pm, Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm.
With an adorable view, perfect to complete the tour of the village.
Address: Suthep Road, near Sriwichai Road, Tambon Suthep, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.789493,98.966973 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน สุเทพ ตำบล สุเทพ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Open from 9 am to 9 pm.
Traditional Thai dishes, simple J(vegan) restaurant.
Stay tuned for more of incredible Chiang Mai!