Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Travel Tips
With its striking mountain backdrop, over 300 temples and a quaint historical aura, Chiang Mai offers much to explore. As well as showcasing Thailand's diverse cultural heritage, Chiang Mai is also a bustling, modern, international city. Its people are friendly, the food and shopping are top quality and cheap, and its favorable climate make it an ideal place to spend time.
About 100 miles north, Chiang Rai serves as a smaller alternative to Chiang Mai, although it's not nearly as colorful and there's less to do in town. On the other hand it's a little more laid-back, and anyone interested in trekking will find they can reach village areas quicker than from Chiang Mai.
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Temple-hopping, river rafting and elephant trekking are just some of the activities that make Chiang Mai northern Thailand’s most popular destination. Day 1: Walls and Temples The large ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2013
As if Thailand ’s
Chiang Mai was not beautiful enough, the town really springs to life in
the first weekend of February as public parks and shops display
thousands of bright colored flowers for ...
Written by Tighthead Prop, Australia, October 2010
There are cooking classes all over Thailand, but I did one at the Chiang Mai Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, and it was one of the best things I did in Thailand! If you are into food, the full ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
Thailand has dozens of popular hot springs frequented by locals and tourists alike. Though mainly in the north of the country, these idyllic settings for rest and relaxation are worth traveling for. ...
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Doing what: Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hilltribe Village Tour from Chiang Mai