, is located on the Ping River in Northern Thailand
. It is the most culturally significant city in northern Thailand and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. Located 700 km North of Bangkok
, among the highest mountains in the country, Chiang Mai offers tourists outdoor adventure, fantastic shopping, numerous historical sites and savory Thai food
. Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting over 5 million visitors each year. Chiang Mai offers a modern fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Thai people. Skip the hotels
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Chiang Mai has a tropical wet and dry climate
tempered by the low latitude and moderate elevation. Visitors can expect warm to hot weather year-round although nighttime conditions during the dry season can offer cool evening relief from the daytime highs.
Food is definitely a highlight of any trip to Thailand, and Chiang Mai offers an excellent selection of great value restaurants. Some of the top restaurants in Chiang Mai rival those in Bangkok, but at half the price. Visitors will want to make sure to take a Thai cooking class while in Chiang Mai as many tourists are left craving the exceptional Thai cuisine once back home. The night life in Chiang Mai also offers numerous bars and restaurants; visitors will have no problem spending the nights taking in the local music and charismatic culture.
Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples
(called ‘wat’ in Thai). One of the city’s most famous temples is the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which dates back from 1383 and stands on the Doi Suthep Hill north west of the city. Some other great highlights for visitors are the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center, Chiang Mai National Museum and the Tribal Museum.
Adventure in Chiang Mai
is a definite highlight for visitors, some of the numerous options for outdoor enthusiasts are: jungle trek tours, elephant riding, whitewater rafting, visit hill-tribe villages, hiking and swimming to a waterfall or simply strolling through the beautiful orchid and butter fly farm. The amount of outdoor activities in Chiang Mai will have visitors planning their trips carefully so not to miss out on anything.
in Chiang Mai is unbeatable, be it for one of a kind handicrafts, clothes or luxury items. Everything can be found at great prices in stores ranging from small family-run shops to world-class luxury outlets and main stream shopping malls. Start your search for accommodations in Chiang Mai now
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