Explore Chiang Mai and its surroundings

Explore Chiang Mai and its surroundings

The most significant city of Northern Thailand is Chiang Mai. It is a culturally significant city of the region. In the recent years Chiang Mai has developed a lot, becoming a modern city and an important tourist destination, dragging about 5 million tourists each year. The city is abundant in fantastic tourist attractions, just like its surrounding region. If you are planning a visit to Northern Thailand, you can not miss Chiang Mai. Do you want to find out more about the city? Read the fol... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Chiang Mai

Tourist guide to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the most important tourist centre and largest city in Northern Thailand. It is a magnificent destination, attracting every type of traveler. There are dozens of things to see and to do in this amazing city, including Buddhist temples, the ruined ancient city walls, museums, parks and open spaces, Chiang Mai Zoo, elephant parks and so on. The “Rose of the North” is with no doubt a worth visiting city, being one of Thailand’s top destinations. In case you would like to make... [ read more ]

Chiang Mai’s best shopping spots

Chiang Mai’s best shopping spots

Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most popular cities among tourists. It is the capital city of the province with the same name. The outstanding city attracts more than 5 million visitors every year which is not surprising if we think of the deluge of the spectacular attractions. There are numerous Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, not to mention the fantastic museums and the nearby natural attractions. Besides the tourist attractions, there are also several great shopping spots in the city. For... [ read more ]

Visiting Chiang Mai, the ancient city of Thailand

Visiting Chiang Mai, the ancient city of Thailand

The ancient city, Chiang Mai is located in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. The spectacular city was found in 1296 AD and today is a culturally and historically interesting city. It is Thailand’s fifth largest city, being surrounded by mountains and lush countryside. The ancient Chiang Mai is almost intact, including numerous temples and gorgeous gardens. Other attractions of the city are museums, theatres, cinemas and elephant parks. Also named the “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai... [ read more ]

The best small towns and villages in Thailand

The best small towns and villages in Thailand

Thailand owns extraordinary natural and cultural heritage. The diversity of attractions is impressive: from jungle covered mountains to fantastic beaches and tropical islands, from scenic national parks and wildlife to ancient cities with spectacular Buddhist temples, this country offers an unforgettable experience! Not just the landscape of the country but also the food, the Thai traditions and festivals are some of the most attractive ones in the world. As for the cultural heritage, there ar... [ read more ]

A guide to nightlife in Chiang Mai

A guide to nightlife in Chiang Mai

If anyone were to mention the hottest nightlife hubs of Thailand, Chiang Mai would definitely not make the top of the list. As party animals visiting Thailand know, Koh Phangan or Bangkok are much more famous for their parties and their countless nightlife venues than Chiang Mai, a much quieter city whose main appeal lies in its historical and cultural sights. But don't dismiss Chiang Mai as a lost cause, because there is a thriving nightlife scene in this beautiful city. It may be peaceful ... [ read more ]

Chiang Mai's elephant sanctuary

Chiang Mai’s elephant sanctuary

The Asian elephant is the only type of elephant to live in Asia, and also the largest creature that lives on the continent. Asian elephants are an endangered species, and most people rarely get to see them in zoos, nevermind in the wild. However, if your travels take you to Chiang Mai, you can get up close and personal with these majestic animals, and interact with them personally, and not from behind a fence either. Chiang Mai's elephant sanctuary, the Elephant Nature Park, is one of the la... [ read more ]

The best budget eats in Chiang Mai

The best budget eats in Chiang Mai

While Bangkok is the favorite haunt of travelers who come to Thailand mainly for shopping and nightlife, Chiang Mai is the quieter version of the Thai capital, with less blinding bustle and perhaps less neon lights, but with an even stronger historical heritage, more green spaces and a modern side that is on par with any other metropolis in Asia. Chiang Mai has a stunning historic center and has almost as many temples as Bangkok, lively and colorful markets where you can stock up on souvenir... [ read more ]

The best markets in Chiang Mai

The best markets in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand, is only the fifth largest city in the country, but as a travel destination it is definitely on equal footing with Bangkok. Chiang Mai is known for its beautiful temples (especially the stunning Doi Suthep), museums and gardens, but one of the best things about the city are its bustling markets. If you want to buy some souvenirs in Thailand, or just shop for shopping's sake, the best place to find interesting items are the markets. From... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Chiang Mai

Top 5 attractions in Chiang Mai

Bangkok is usually considered to be the cultural and (definitely) the nightlife capital of Thailand, but not all travelers enjoy the constant flurry and clamor of the city, the bright neon lights and the rush. If you want to experience a quieter, more down to earth facet of Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to start. The fifth largest city in the country is large enough so that anyone can find something to their tastes, but much greener and less agitated than Bangkok. With its walled histori... [ read more ]