Even if you're the most spontaneous adventurer, it's still a wise idea to brush up on a little bit about Chiang Mai before you go. Check it out on a map, note down what you can do there and let the fun begin!
A neighborhood in the fine city of Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Mai is 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) to the south of the downtown action.
Visitors to Chiang Mai Province will be rubbing shoulders with approximately 200,000 locals.
From time to time, we all need a bit of extravagance to make us feel special. If you're looking for some luxurious accommodations around Chiang Mai, take a look at the 137 Pillars House (2 Soi 1 Nawatgate Road, Tambon Watgate) and the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort (123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road). Their ultra comfortable beds and lush little additions will make you want to stay there forever! If that's not what you're looking for, consider the Amaka Bed & Breakfast (248/33 Sahasripoom Place) or the Vanilla Place (73/2-3 Charoen Prated Rd). You'll be able to save some cash and still have an unforgettable vacation.
Visualize being just a stroll away from the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. It almost feels dreamlike, doesn't it? Luckily for you, with accommodations like the Rachamankha and the Tamarind Village, you can make that dream a reality.
There's nothing quite like staying a hop, skip and a jump from noteworthy attractions. The Wat Chiang Man is an easy drive from the middle of this charming neighborhood and should not be missed.
Got cash to spend? Browse the stalls for hidden keepsakes and go home with some fabulous deals at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Seeking more close by options? Temples have long captivated pilgrims in search of divine enlightenment in a complex world. Head to the holy site of Wat Chedi Luang and immerse yourself in your own quiet reflection. But there's more. Constructed to pay homage to the gods, temples offer travelers an engrossing glimpse into another culture and religion. Learn about the local faith as you walk around the spiritual monument of Wat Phra Singh.