Chiang Mai
Although Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand, it’s very walkable—especially the Old City, surrounded by the moat and remains of the defensive wall. Take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures to wander around the small streets and visit ancient Buddhist temples and small markets. Ride up the mountain to the Doi Suthep temple, which had its location chosen by a sacred white elephant, and enjoy the view of the city during sunset. Don’t forget to grab a plastic stool and order a spicy Thai dish from the street vendors around the gate, Pratu Chiang Mai.