Bamboo Bee offers several vegetarian cooking classes: Thai food: half day, make four dishes, limit of 3 people. 1,500 baht. Fake meat: full day, also learn to make sauces and dressings. 6,000 baht. Restaurant training: one month, serious inquiries only. Ask about price. To book a class or get more information, please visit Bamboo Bee and inquire in person. All classes must be booked at least one day in advance.
Starting at Tha Phae Gate on the east side of the old city, the Sunday Night Market is probably the most popular night market in Chiang Mai. Streets are filled with vendors selling clothing, accessories, handmade items, food, and more. There are also street performers and other festivities throughout the market’s opening hours.
Wat Srisuphan has a main chapel hall that is covered in ornate silver works depicting moments from the Buddha’s life and more. There is a silver workshop onsite, and the temple hosts Monk Chats and meditation retreats. Because this is an active ordination hall, women are not allowed in certain areas of the wat. Donations for admission are appreciated.
Wat Suan Dok is a 14th century temple just west of the old city walls in Chiang Mai. It has several unique architectural features, including an unusually large prayer hall that, unlike other temples, has open sides, rather than being fully enclosed. There is also a large standing Buddha image, and the temple is host to regular Monk Chats, where visitors can learn more about Buddhism and the monks have the opportunity to practice their English.
Wat Phra Singh is a major temple in Chiang Mai that houses 700 monks, and is home to the Phra Chao Thong Tip, a large image of the seated Buddha forged from copper and gold. Dating back to the 14th century, Wat Phra Singh is a prime example of Lanna temple architecture.
A popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” because that is the mount upon which it resides. Visitors must ascend a 300 step staircase to reach the temple, which also offers beautiful views of Chiang Mai in addition to the ornate majesty of the temple itself.
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