Famous temple complex and great food
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the cultural landmark of Chiang Mai. Especially the golden Chedi that should contain a relic of buddha. You can reach the temple complex by a stairway with a railing formed as snakes.
The cultural highlight of Chiang Mai is the temple complex of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Here a lot of religious people meet every day. On the other hand it is pretty commercialized. You can pay money for almost all purposes and wishes, cleaning stuff is everywhere. But the monks are very impressive. They are living in calmly, meditating between all the people. The monks are giving the temple a very magic aura.
Thai food is amazing. A great cooking class – with an included market visit- you can book here: Thai Orchid Cookery School: http://www.thaiorchidcooking.com