Chiang Mai


The Heart of Northern Thailand and the perfect base for all Thailand holidays

Chiang Mai is the gateway to Northern Thailand and all of the fantastic activities and adventures awaiting the savvy traveller. A short flight or fun overnight train journey from Bangkok and you’re in a different world altogether. More relaxed, friendlier and very much the essence of what makes Thailand such a great place to visit.

There is so much to do in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area that you could spend a lifetime here and still only scratch the surface. From fascinating Hill Tribe communities high in the stunning mountains, to superb trekking through rice terraces and to forest waterfalls there’s enough here to keep everyone busy and to deliver a truly memorable travel experience. And don’t forget the beautiful Temples, the fantastic food, the welcoming people and of course the memorable Tuk Tuk Adventures

When to visit Chiang Mai

Traditionally the perceived wisdom is that winter – November to February – is the best time to visit Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand and whilst the cool and sometimes cold evenings and bright blue skies are great, whatever you do don’t discount the magic of other times of year. Have a look at our guide to the weather in Chiang Mai and when to visit….

Things to do in Chiang mai

There’s much more to Chiang Mai than the city and surrounding area and enough to keep you busy no matter how long you spend in the region. Have a look at our list of some of the best things to do in the area when you’re visiting Chiang Mai.


Chiang Mai is famous for it’s elephants and spending some time with these wonderful animals is high on the list of many people’s travel plans. Here’s out list of some of the best places to see and learn about elephants on your next visit to Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is rightly famous for it’s stunning and important Temples, both in the city and further afield in the mountains. Whilst many travellers fall into the trap of thinking ‘you’ve seen one Temple and you’ve seen them all’ this really isn’t the case in Chiang Mai with a huge range of different architectural styles and some incredible locations making visits well worth your time


There are so many places you should visit on a trip to Chiang Mai, from culturally important sites to beautiful mountains and scenic villages. Here’s our list of some of the best places to visit in the province to give you an idea of just how amazing Chiang Mai it


Chiang Mai is very lucky to have a huge range of superb places to stay, suiting all budgets. From incredibly luxurious 5* properties all the way through to backpacker style hostels. There really is something for everyone in and around the city and here’s our list of some of the best in each category


Most visitors only come to Chiang Mai for a couple of days – although this is changing as more and more people realise that Chiang Mai and the North of Thailand really is the best destination for a memorable holiday in Thailand. But, if you’re short of time then here’s out list of the best day tours in and around Chiang Mai.

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