I arrived in Chiang Mai after taking the overnight train from Bangkok – something I would recommend anyone to do, it was such a great experience.
Chiang Mai is a very cultural place – from temples, to markets, to tigers, there’s so much to see and learn.
You can even take the chance and try a Thai cooking class – it’s a whole lot of fun AND you’ll learn something.
*A note on tigers – My group decided to visit Tiger Kingdom, a decision I was actually quite undecided on.
On one hand, I really wanted to see the beautiful creatures themselves, but on the other hand, I was aware of how some places mistreat their animals.
So I was excited to see tigers, but I was also wary.
However, while I didn’t see any evidence of mistreatment, I’m not sure that I’d make the same decision if I had that choice to make again.