Set in Thailand’s mountainous hinterland, the original walled city built in the 13th century is full of ancient architecture and history, and just a short drive to the surrounding rainforests and waterfalls.
Why visit Chiang Mai?The relaxing atmosphere and beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai compliments the thriving nightlife and retail district of the city, creating the ideal holiday. From the nearby night markets, which greet the senses with colours, aromas and intense local flavours, to the peaceful temples located just a few kilometres away, Chiang Mai has it all!
What to do in Chiang Mai
It’s easy to lose yourself in the noise of a traditional village or simply indulge in peace and tranquillity within your resort. Spend the day at a local ceramic factory, hike to the top of the Mae Klang Waterfall, wander serenely through the butterfly and orchid garden or tee off at one of the nearby golf courses – whatever you choose to do, Chiang Mai can accommodate your wishes.
From elephant riding to river cruises and cultural festivals it doesn’t matter when you choose to spend your Thailand holidays in Chiang Mai as there is always going to be something to entice and impress. To top off your cultural experience, you can visit the local Buddhist monks at one of the 300 ancient temples or visit ancient remnants on a tuk-tuk.
Below the Himalayan Mountains is the tranquil city of Chiang Mai, the hub of Northern Thailand. Surrounded by luscious greenery and countryside, Chiang Mai boasts a rich 700-year old history combined with a modernized city.