A day before my conference began, I booked myself into a lovely AirBnB spot in Chiang Mai's old city and enjoyed exploring. That mostly means very easy access to Buddhist temples, restaurants and massage parlors.
Nobody needs to see me laying down getting an hour-long massage, so we'll skip that and just get to the vibrant colors of gold any time I was within close proximity to a temple. The very last pic is the AirBnB spot. And as an added bonus, I threw together a video from Chiang Mai. You'll have to scroll to the end for that.