Chiang Mai Weekend Walking Street
This street market is the most popular in Chiang Mai and is especially packed on Sundays. Too packed that it's quite a challenge to see what is on offer. There is just simply too many to see, buy and eat. I suggest you skip dinner before going here because I am sure you will want to try some of the food being sold. Don't forget to bargain here, some items are marked up 100% than their usual price.
The Karen Long Neck Hilltribe Settlement
A very intriguing village with lots of handmade souvenirs. You can take photos with them but don't forget to donate to them a few baht as a courtesy. According to lingneckkaren.com, legend claims that the brass rings protect the women from tiger bites. But actually the practice of waring them helps maintain individual and tribal indentity.
There's over 300+ shops here with the likes of Zara, Uniqlo, Adidas amongst others ready to take your money away! Unfortunately we only had less than an hour to have lunch and shop. Sad sad sad. I was looking forward to ass a new color to my Adidas Supercolor collection, but sadly their colors were limited and in all bigger sizes. You definitely can spend a whole day in here, shop, eat and then maybe an IMAX movie.
A much needed break after the previous day of hardcore Songkran festival. Oasis Spas offer the unique "Lanna-style" spa experience where they blend the most effective ancient Thai herbs with cutting-edge massage expertise and added the professional pampering of highly trained therapists. You can never go wrong with Oasis Spa, they've been winning the "Award of Excellence Day Spa" from the Tourism Authority of Thailand multiple times "Day Spa of the Year" award from AsiaSpa Magazine amongst other prestigious awards.
Despite the European setting, their main specialty is Thai food, sushi and some western dishes too. The live band will keep you entertained as you enjoy your food. It's advisable to book as it is a popular stop for tourist groups who usually comes in a couple of coaches.
Check out http://www.geekinwhite.com/travels for more photos of my Chiang Mai trip. Video shot with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.