Alpal's question in Thailand

Food / Outdoor

Going to Chiang Mai Mar 12-22. Any recommendations are much appreciated! Especially places to eat, good coffee, hanging out with elephants, best cooking class, etc.

Elephant Nature Park is a great non-exploitative experience. No elephant rides, no elephant shows. Just spending the day feeding the elephants, walking with the elephants, and bathing the elephants in the river, all under the guidance of the mahouts. The Park Van picks you up fron and returns you… 
For cooking classes, I thoroughly enjoyed Sammy’s Organic Cooking class. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a good place to hangout with elephants, and the sanctuary helps rescue and look after elephants. As for eating there is a good nightly market outside the north gate I believe and the weekend markets are amazing!
Thanks this is awesome!