Chiang Mai - Thailand's northern capital is an escape from the whirlwind pace of life of its southern rival. Despite the constant arrival of planes and trains full of sightseers, the former seat of the Lanna kingdom is still blissfully calm and laid-back. This is a place to relax and recharge your batteries with fabulous food and leisurely wandering. If you don't want to participate in the vast array of activities on offer, just stroll around the backstreets, and discover a city that is still firmly Thai in its aspect, atmosphere, and attitude.
It is not a coincidence that Chiang Mai is one of the most favored destinations in the north of Thailand. The slightly cooler weather and the historical sights, alongside the kindness of the people, attracts many tourists. A wide range of temples, waterfalls and unique landscapes can also tempt you to take many excursions outside of the city. With only one one hour of flight time, it is also very easy to plan a weekend trip to Bangkok or to one of the wonderful Thai islands of the south.
Whether you visit the brightly illuminated Ping River during the Loi Kratong light festival, or enjoy the unique experience of the Songkran Festival – Chiang Mai will definitely charm and fascinate you.