The Old City in Chiang Mai is the historical centre and contains much of what makes the city such a popular place to visit. Easily defined as the area in and around the moat, the Old City retains an antiquated ambiance during the day, with tree lined avenues, excellent museums, an artistic vibe and stunning temples at every turn. The ancient Lanna culture is also best experienced here, in the welcoming grace of the people and the delicious food on offer in restaurants and cafes dotted around.
The size of Old City in Chiang Mai is perfect for walking too so you can really explore the whole area on foot. To ensure you don’t miss the best this area has to offer we have compiled everything into handy guides detailing the best restaurants, live-music bars, hidden boutiques and must-see attractions. We’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to!