Surely when you are planning your trip to the north of, Chiang Mai is one of the destinations you will want to visit. Surely you’ve read our post about the recommended things to do and see in Chiang Mai in 4 days and you’re clear about what you want to see in the city? but, you’ve been well informed about what things are better NOT to do? what things are better NOT to do when you visit the city?
CHIANG MAI,WHAT THINGS AND ACTIVITIES ARE BETTER NOT TO DO?
Here we leave you with these very basic tips that will allow you to know things that you should NOT do in Chiang Mai
DO NOT BE RESPECTFUL WHEN VISITING THE TEMPLES
In Chiang Mai you will find a lot of temples to visit. Try to wear appropriate clothes and try to have respect when you are taking pictures, especially to the local people in their time of worship and to the monks.
VISIT THE TIGER TEMPLE
Chiang Mai is famous for its Tiger Temple. In this center what the tourist looks for more is to be photographed with these incredible animals. Do not contribute to their mistreatment, be aware of what you are contributing to these visits.
VISIT ELEPHANT CAMPS WHERE MISTREATMENT IS PRACTICED
Apart from not contributing to the mistreatment of tigers, don’t do it with elephants either. In Chiang Mai you will be offered a visit to a lot of elephant camps and will be offered trekking where you are included in the activity. Be aware that in these centers the animals are confined in very bad conditions and are subjected to physical abuse, especially on tours that include rides on their backs. Do not contribute to all this. If you want to interact with these animals in another way, we recommend a visit to the Elephant Nature Park.
VISIT VILLAGES OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS AS IF THEY WERE A SIMPLE ATTRACTION
Numerous ethnic groups live around Chiag Mai. Many of them can be visited and get to know the daily life of the people. We are not against these visits, just try to be respectful, do not take them as if they were just an attraction. Ask permission to photograph their people, especially children.