48-hour Chiang Mai travel guide for your next long weekend

This year we finally took a weekend trip from Singapore to the popular city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Although the trip was short, we made sure we made the most of our time there. From cafe-hopping to cultural experiences and excursions to soaking in the wonders of nature- we managed to do it all. I was pleasantly surprised by the sleepy little city and loved the laid back vibe that it had to offer along with its ethical and eco-friendly values.

Here a list of things to do and see in Chiang Mai inspired by our 48-hour amazing getaway!

Where to stay

We stayed in the Old Town of Chiang Mai at a hotel called Green Tiger House. We really enjoyed our stay here, and the breakfast every morning was delicious. Book via my link for £15 credit on your next stay!

Some more great hotel options: -18 In Town Homestay - Inn Oon ChiangMai Home - Hongkhao Village

-Buri Gallery House

Check out the instagrammable coffee shops

The scrumptious selection of food in Chiang Mai is great. For my vegetarian friends, there are many vegetarian as well as vegan restaurants all around the city. Although I am neither vegan or vegetarian, however, I appreciated the fact that these options were available.

Sone flavourful dining options for you:

- Blue Diamond

Another great find, this cafe has a wonderful variety of vegan and gluten-free food. It is located in a cute little neighbourhood. They offer Asian and Western dishes, and the coffee and smoothies are a must-try.

- Graph Cafe

A well-known spot for its creative coffee selection, this popular cafe has a chilled and intimate atmosphere. Go and enjoy the great vibes here.