Chiang Mai is one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on Trip Advisorâ€™s list of â€œ25 Best Destinations in the Worldâ€. You could spend your whole Chiang Mai vacation exploring the famous Night Bazaar. Once youâ€™ve exhausted the art of the cheerful haggle, however, thereâ€™s plenty more to explore. The National Museum and Botanic Garden are great places to soak up some local culture and to breathe in the delicate fragrance of Thai orchids. In the cityâ€™s center, the remains of ancient walls embrace over 30 temples. Limber travelers can climb 300 stairs to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, an ornate Buddhist temple in the hills.