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There are so many things to do in Chiang Mai. Bundled in a broad valley, ringed by some of the highest mountains in the country and cut by the grand Mae Ping River, the city often feels more like a large village than Thailand's second city. As the seat of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, with cultural treasures on almost every corner, Chiang Mai is infused with a meaningful sense of history, not to mention some of the country's most exciting cuisine. It's also one of Asia's coolest creative hubs, home to stylish boutique hotels, hip cafés, leafy co-working spaces and a large university population.  Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.