Chiang Mai Tourism – Travellers Guide 2021

The province of Chiang Mai, located 700 kilometers north of Bangkok epitomizes the charm and attractions that typify northern Thailand. Nestled amongst forested foothills, Chiang Mai is much older than it first appears. During the medieval times, almost everything was made of teak hauled by elephants from the surrounding rainforest.


An amazing view of Chiang Mai from the skies.

Here you will discover a landscape of high forested hills and idyllic river valleys, while the cities, towns and villages of the region display a distinct culture arising from a long and separate history. At the same time, deluxe hotels and mountain resorts provide you with all the modern comforts you could dream of.

Beyond, the countryside beckons, offering adventure travel by trekking, elephant-back, river rafting or four-wheel drive safaris into a natural wonderland, where the traditional villages of colourful hilltribe people are a unique feature in the landscape.

The city of Chiang Mai, pleasantly situated on the banks of the Ping River, is a treasure trove of ancient temples, fascinating for their distinctive northern Thai architectural style and rich decorative detail, while on the outskirts is the famed hilltop temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai is equally famous for its wealth of traditional handicrafts-in silk, wood, silver, ceramics and more – which makes the city a veritable paradise for the shopper.

A view of Chiang Mai luscious green beauty

Chiang Mai’s food is also one of the main attractions of the city and if you don’t try some of the local delicacies, you’ll be missing out on a slice of essential northern Thainess. There are also culinary food tours that are organised showcasing all the tasty delights of the region – from zesty khao soi curries to warming soups, street-side treats and traditional Khun Khantoke dinners.

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