Chiang Mai is a natural playground for both children and adults. With an undulating terrain of mountains and valleys, it is truly one of the most scenic regions in Thailand. The city centre still has its historical charm, along with modern amenities and conveniences. If you are heading there with your family, check out this list of 5 activities you can enjoy with your kids.
Fly through the Treetops
Experience the thrills of one of the biggest zip line parks in Northern Thailand. Flight of the Gibbon is one of the most established zip line tour operators in Asia. Soar above the jungle canopies and interact with the friendly wild gibbons that call the area ‘home.’
Walk with the Elephants
The northern region of Thailand is famous for its indigenous elephant population. Many places offer visitors the chance to meet these gentle giants face to face and learn about the struggle to protect them. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is one such place, offering sanctuary for the elephant population.
Ascend Doi Suthep
One of the most iconic lookout points in Thailand is, without a doubt, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The temple is perched on a mountaintop, 1,600 metres above the ground. Ornamented with accents of gold and marble, it is a one of a kind sightseeing opportunity. Climb the 300+ stairs to reach the top, or hop in the cable car if you don’t feel like carrying the kids. G
Get an Adrenaline Rush
Chiang Mai X-Centre offers a taste of the extreme. With activities that range from road trail biking, ATV tours, go-karts, bungee-jumping, paintball and more, it is a playground for children and adults alike. X-Centre is located in Mae Rim, just a 30 minute drive from Chiang Mai’s city centre.
Experience Animals After-Dark
Just 12 kilometres from the centre of Chiang Mai, the Night Safari is your chance to view nocturnal animals, including deadly predators (which are safely kept at a distance) in action. Arriving at around 4pm allows enough time for the children to make it through the 1-kilometre walking trail surrounding the lake and to search for roaming animals, such as cranes and rabbits.