Hey you guys, Phoebe and Matt here from Little Grey Box We are in the largest city in northern Thailand, beautiful Chiang Mai Home to Buddhist temples, incredible food, lush jungle, amazing markets and laid-back vibes And over the next few days, we're going to show you the best things to see, do and eat here in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is home to over 300 Buddhist Temples soyou owe it to yourself to do a bit of a temple crawl If you hear someone talking about 'what's' they're not talking about 'what da freak' They're talking about places like Wat Chedi Luang, which is where we are right now It was 40 baht each for us to get in, it's 20 baht for child If you're under 135 centimetres tall, and they're really just beautiful It's a great way to experience a little bit of Buddhist culture some temples even have monk chatswhere you help the monks practice their English Just be aware that the dress code is pretty strict So if you have a look at me I had to have my knees covered and I just carried this just to make sure my shoulders were all covered up If you want you can just wear a t-shirt, anything that covers the shoulders and something goes below the knees You can hire stuff when you get here, it's about a 100 baht, and it girls out the front will cover you up So that you are modest And just be aware in some places there are parts of temples that women can't enter Apparently because we menstruate Check out the slippery dip You come in O'Week.
and there's 20, 000 monks sliding down there Squad goals Whole squad's on point oooh yeah Getting ready for the slippery dip fellas? Nice So there are loads of fantastic Boutiques and stores around Chiang Mai, selling all kinds of lovely things Homewares, hats, jewellery Dresses, pants, skirts everything you can imagine.
I recommend you hit the shops So we've been getting around a few different ways We've tried it tuk tuk, we've tried the red bus and they are a great experience but really the easiest, quickest, most cost-effectiveway we found to get around is Uber So our usual Uber account just works We've been using Wi-Fi at cafes that we go to If you want, you can pick a SIM card, a local SIM card from the airport.
Uber's just been super easy The guy just shows up, jump in you don't have to worry about directions, you don't have to worry about money Don't worry about batering.
I mean you cannot go wrong He was so angry One of the things I love most about Chiang Mai is there's a lot of really great food for vegans and vegetarians, and lots of vegan and vegetarian dedicated restaurants.
They serve healthy food, organic options, no MSGand I have a really sensitive stomach So that kind of thing for me is heaven.
So we found this place by accident actually Went in, on the first day, and it was amazing so We ate there twice and now we have decidedwe are going to go back there again Because we've eaten here before and we know this place we've gone with their dumplings, their veggie dumplings hereare insane and I have to say They make my favourite vegetarian spring rolls I've ever had, ever in the history of the world ever they are really good.
And that curry it is all kinds of fragrant and delicious It's the perfect amount of like spicy, salty, sweet, sour.
yum Every Saturday and Sunday night in Chiang Mai two streets come alive with my market stalls So this one is the Saturday night market and it is crazy.
It is over a kilometre of stoalls and this is the small one, Sunday night is even bigger.
So here you find everything from street foods, snacks, sweets, fresh fruit to homewares, clothing, arts, crafts, jewellery, souvenirs everything you can imagine Now, for me with pretty bad social anxiety.
This is too much I walked a couple of meters in and I am freaking out Matt and I have to get out of here, it's just too intense for me, it's way too crowded As a huge fan of RuPaul's Drag Race The Chiang Mai Cabaret is really appealing to me and a great way to experience Thailand's LGBTQ scene The music is fantastic, the costumes are beautiful and the performers, their makeup and choreography are wonderful Now when we visited tickets were 350 baht per person, which also gets you a drink and if you want to take photos with the girls afterwards Just be sure to bring cash to tip If you love the nightlife, and you're keento sample a few local beers There are no shortage of great bars in Chiang Mai.
Now obviously some of them are going to range from your wild hostel party scenes like Zoe and Yellow Right through to North Gate up here, which is more of like a Jazz kind of a spot.
It is a jazz spot actually You can just get cozy in there, listen to some great live music.
There are plenty of people it's always packed And sip on an ice cold Chang, or a Leo.
Just get ready to nurse that Chang-over the next day If you wander the streets of Chiang Mai you are bound to find loads of adorable little hipster-style cafes everywhere Now an iced coffee at these places is going to be a little more expensive than the ones you get in some cheaper places serving Thai style.
Around 70 baht should get you a delicious iced coffee and really it's worth it to try or local coffee beans and escape the heat for a little while and have a beautiful hipster coffee If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of northern Thailand a jungle trek Like the one we did with the guys at G Adventures could be just the trick You get to venture out into the region's dense jungle meeting local tribes people and learning about their way of life What they like to eat how they cook how they live and more You'll get to explore hidden swimming spots, play football with the locals and experience life away from the busy streets of Thailand Got a day to spare? Have the guys at Flight of the Gibbon pick you up from your hotel and take you out for an incredible day of fun and adventure.
You'll get to whizz along the five kilometres of zip lines they have in the jungle including the largest in Asia Visit a local village, explore a waterfall and learn about local life and hey, you might even spot a gibbon or two Thank you so much for watching you guys I hope you found our guide to Chiang Mai useful and you found some great thingsto do for your own trip If you don't already be sure to subscribe and say Sawasdee Ka in the comments below.
Yeah man that's Thai for what's up Have a great week, and we will see you again next week.