With its origins dating over 700 years back in time, the Old City in Chiang Mai is one of the most popular attractions in the area and provides visitors a fascinating glimpse into the city's past. Visitors to the Old City will be able to sight a number of prominent attractions within the city such as the original gates. These include Thapae - which is the main gate - as well as the Chiang Mai Gate, Suan Dok Gate and the Chiang Puerk Gate. In addition to the gates, other notable sights include a number of ancient temples, the city moat and the Chiang Mai City Art and Cultural Centre. The old city is frequented by travellers and tourists throughout the year and is well-worth a visit to get a better understanding about the history of Chiang Mai.
Varies depending on the attraction
Daytime visits are recommended
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The city gates and the Chiang Mai City Art and Cultural Centre
For Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities at Chiang Mai Old City, it is possible to enquire for a private space that can be used during prayer times. Muslim travellers may also visit some of the mosques in Chiang Mai such as the Chiang Mai Masjid – which is the oldest masjid in the city – and the Chang Phuak Mosque and the San Pa Khoi Mosque which are all located within city limits.
Numerous restaurants and eateries will be available around the area and access to Halal food at Chiang Mai Old City will not be scarce. Muslim travellers could opt for some of the more prominent Halal restaurants in Chiang Mai such as the Arabia, Shere Shiraz, Le Spice and Asma that serve an enticing range of South Asian and Thai Halal cuisine. An abundance of vegetarian options are also available in Chiang Mai and offer a delightful alternative at times when Halal food is not readily available.