Drive up the serpentine road to the magnificently situated Wat Doi Suthep. Perched atop a forested mountain with sweeping views of the city below, this most sacred of Chiang Mai’s temples (3,280 ft.) houses a wealth of Buddha images, murals and Buddhist art. Climb the 306 stepped Naga staircase to reach the temple. On your return to the city visit the two important temples – Wat Chedi Luang, “The temple of the Great Stupa” located in the ancient walled part of the city.

Then, continue by walking to Wat Phan Tao, an ancient temple is known for its exquisite Lanna-style ordination hall (Wihan) entirely made of teakwood, it is one of the few remaining all wooden structures of its sort in Chiang Mai. The last stop is made at the city’s biggest market – Talat Warorot.