Jan 30, 2013

Your Guide to Chiang Mai

You discover Chiang Mai through the eyes of people, who have been there. This blog collects their voices from blogs and travel-related forums like tripadvisor.com or travelfish.org and their pictures from flickr.com and other sources. Google Maps help you to create your own tour. Links give you background. Welcome to Chiang Mai!

Guesthouses: Cheap or not too expensive beds, some very charming locations like Pak Chiang Mai. Click

Boutique Hotels: Small hotels with traditional architecture like Bury Gallery House. Click.

Hotels: Big and splendid ones like Rachamankha. Click.

Restaurants: Where food is created with love and where vegetarians get mouthwatering stuff. Click.

Temples: Chiang Mai's Old Town counts more than twenty temples with spledid architecture. And Doi Suthep on a nearby mountain is famous. Click.

Markets and Walking Streets: Shop and eat with the locals and don't miss Wualai Walking Street or Ratchadamnoen Walking Street. Click.

Massage: Enjoy a massage by well trained people - for exampla at a shop with connections to the female prison. Click.

Nightlife: Pop, rock and jazz in music clubs, for example at the riverside. Click.

Loy Kratong: Enjoy the full moon festival in Chiang Mai or Mae Jo. Click.

Doi Inthanon: Take a day-tour to the highest mountain in Thailand and discover rainforest and birds. Click.

Institute for elephants: Take a day tour to the National Elephant Institute near Lampang, where some elephants even know how to play music in an orchestra. Click.

The Mae Hong Son Loop: From Chiang Mai through the rainforest and the mountains to Pai and Mae Hong Son Click

The Footprints of four Buddhas: A sanctuary in the mountains near Chiang Mai with four footprints on one stone. Click

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