General Information about Chiang Dao
If the city of Chiang Dao, 73 kilometers from Chiang Mai, is uninteresting, its surroundings are full of beautiful places that make it a nice destination for Chiang Mai inhabitants who like to come here for the weekends and holidays. The Doi Chiang Dao mountain, Wat Tham Chiang Dao and its pond with turquoise waters and big fishes and of course caves, perched temples, rice fields, trails, waterfalls, hot springs... Here you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and enjoy the freshness and beauty of the northern mountains of Thailand. The hikers will not fail to go for a trail in the mountains or choose a mountain bike tour. Other zctivities in the area include Bamboo Rafting.
Note that every Tuesday morning, just outside the city, on Road 1359, a local market take palce withsome vendors coming from the hilltribes to sell their products (6am - 12pm).