Welcome to Chiang Mai!Here, the vibe is more laid-back than in Bangkok, and finding what’s available is easy, whether you’re walking, bicycling, or traveling by tuk-tuk.
The central city, located primarily “within the moat,” hosts a fascinating variety of shops, spas, and wats (temples).
In nearby outlying areas, you’ll enjoy wonderful experiences in discovering the rich tradition of arts and crafts that has made Chiang Mai the capital of Thai artisans.
In Chiang Mai, you’ll be able to book trekking trips by elephant, bicycle, and foot, and explore adventures such as kayaking, 4 wheeling, and abseiling (caving).
For difficult-to-find spots, we’ve included GPS coordinates to help you along the way.