From the Tri Gong Hotel, it's only a short walk to Sompet Market, a major colorful market offering fresh fruits and products of the area. The market is particularly famous for its seasonal fresh cut flowers. Typical of a vibrant market setting, all types of stores in the area offer modern and traditional clothes, travel agencies, restaurants, vehicle rentals, pharmacies, massage centers, spas and gold shops.
Several schools offering certificate courses in massage,Cooking and Asian martial arts are easy to travel to daily. For travelers, this is the ideal area to get to know the real heart of this lovely, capital city of north Thailand.
Three of the city's most revered temples are within walking distance as well as the AUA Library to read a large number of international newspapers. The famous Sunday Walking Street , devoted to over one kilometer of shopping, eating, entertainment and massage on the sidewalks, is nearby at the starting point of Thapae Gate.
National parks in the area:Aob Khan, Aob Luang, Chiang Dao, Doi Inthanon, Doi Suthep-Pui, Doi Wiang Pha, Khun Khan, Mae Fang, Mae Ta Khrai, Mae Tho, Sri Lanna