I spent lots of time simply wandering through the streets of the old city, a square section with an actual moat running all the way around, but no real walls to speak of. Compare to Bangkok’s 9 million people this place was much easier to navigate. Lots of ancient temples (Wats) and Buddha statues scatter throughout the city mixed in with places to eat, shop and book excursions, all and all very touristy. Come to think about it that is the one thing I did not like about this place too many tourists! That said I really enjoyed my time in Chiang Mai. Other than the few hours of rain my first night the weather was actually cool for Thailand standards, this was a welcome change.
You have to be kidding me – check out this for one of the temples?