Chiang Mai

  • How to choose the best Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

    If there’s one animal that comes to mind when you first hear or read the word “Thailand,” it’s the elephant. So it’s no surprise that ethical elephant sanctuaries are some of the most anticipated activities for travelers visiting Southeast Asia.
  • 6 of the best Chiang Mai trekking tours

    What’s amazing about Chiang Mai? It’s home to some spectacular outdoor activities where adventure seekers can hike lush trails, visit local Thai hill tribe villages, go rafting down the river and even ride elephants.
  • Doi Inthanon National Park: The Essential Guide for Visitors

    A highlight of the North, Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the highest point in Thailand, peaking at 2,565 metres above sea level.
  • Yee Peng Festival (Yi Peng) Chiang Mai

    Perhaps the most magical and most recognizable festival in the Land of Smiles is the Thailand Lantern Festival.
  • Top 15 Things To Do In Chiang Mai

    If you’re coming to Thailand but looking for an alternative to Bangkok’s chaos and traffic-congested streets then go to Chiang Mai.
  • Celebrating Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai

    Buckets of water splashing, super soakers squirting water, and people dressed in colorful clothing. What is it?! It’s Songkran, Thailand’s “Water Festival” that attracts millions of people every year to celebrate the wet and wild fun!
  • Chiang Mai Kid Friendly Tours

    Chiang Mai, Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’ is brimming with exciting things to do for vacationing families.
  • Best Chiang Mai Cooking Class & Food Tour

    Thailand has really made a name for itself within Southeast Asia because of its national food.
  • Backpacking with Style in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai, a city that was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom in Thailand, is now a hotspot for backpackers looking to travel in style.
  • Take a Chiang Mai bike tour and discover Thailand in a different way

    Chiang Mai is the perfect place for an off-road biking adventure. Safe, jungle trails weave high up into the mountains, giving you a chance to leave civilization behind and experience a side to the Thai countryside that you may not otherwise have seen.
  • A Thailand Packing List for All Three Seasons

    Thailand tends to have three seasons - check out this Thailand packing list to make sure you’re prepared for each!
  • Jungle Adventure & Homestays in Chiang Mai

    Explore the Northern Thai hills with these unique tours, excursions and homestays in Chiang Mai.
  • Discovering Northern Thailand: What to Do in Chiang Rai

    Wondering what to do in Chiang Rai? We highlight some of our favorite destinations in this northern Thai city.
  • Check out the catfishes in Thailand!

    Fishing in Northern Thailand is an absolutely amazing experience that all anglers should be able to experience at least once in their lives.
  • 10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai has so many different activities to offer, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed! But fear not, here’s an easy list with suggestions for every type of tourist - from the historian, to the shopaholic, to the nature lover. There’s a great outing in store for you all in northern Thailand’s cultural epicenter.
  • Top 4 Thai Salads

    If you want to eat light while traveling through Thailand, you’ll be delighted at the amount of salads available to you. Here’s the top 4: Number 1 Som Tam – Green Papaya Salad, Number 2 Yam Mamuang – Green Mango Salad, Number 3 Thai Cucumber Salad, Number 4 Pomelo Salad – Thai Grapefruit Salad
  • How To - Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by Slow Boat

    So many tourists use Chiang Mai as a jumping off point to explore the expanse of Asia that surrounds the region, from Chiang Mai the most popular destination is Luang Prabang Laos. The border town of Chiang Kong, where travelers go through immigration, is a short four-hour drive from Chiang Mai, and luckily for those explorers, we offer a service that makes your international travel a breeze.
  • When is the best time to visit Thailand?

    Well, any time is a great time – you shouldn’t let the season rhetoric get in the way of you and your vacation. Every part of the year will have both rewards and shortcomings and there are no givens that hold true 100% of the time when it comes to Thai weather.
  • Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai

    Whether you love big cats or you just want a dose of excitement, you won’t be disappointed when you pay a visit to the Tiger Kingdom. You can get up close and personal with dozens of tigers, pet a big cat or cub, take photos, and explore the beauty of nature – all without leaving Chiang Mai.
  • Top 5 Luxury Hotels In Chiang Mai

    1- Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
    If you desire to stay in the lap of luxury similar to a high end hotel you might find in San Francisco, Barcelona or Tokyo, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. This establishment has been situated on the Chao Phraya for more than a century, and was purchased by the hotel group in 1974 to be one of two flagship hotels of the chain. Mandarin Oriental is synonymous with high end luxury and the brand is known for amazing service and ammenties.
  • Spicy Fish Sauce - Nam-pla prik

    Few things compliment Thai food like Nam-pla prik, the classic condiment you will see on almost every Thai table, whether at home or in a restaurant.It’s a spicy fish sauce that you can put on just about any dish! Thais use Nam-pla prik the same way Americans use salt – on everything! The delicious liquid gets its distinctive taste from garlic infused fish and ground chilies.
  • Bird Chili - Prik Kee Noo

    It seems like tasty red chilies are in everything when it comes to the spicy side of Thai cuisine. “Prik Kee Noo,” called the Bird Chili in English, is one of the hot chilies that makes Thai food so tasty. The literal translation is mouse droppings chili – Prik translates to chili and Kee Noo translates to “mouse droppings.” It’s a pretty gross name for a chili, but it refers to the size of the chili – Bird Chilies are a tiny little things, but boy do they pack a spicy punch.
  • Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

    Tourists and locals agree, if you want to buy local Thai products, you want to head to the Sunday Walking Street Market. The market is in Old Town on Rachadamnoen Road, and might be the best place to find crafts, clothes, shoes, snacks, bath products, toys, art and just about anything you can think of. And best of all, the prices are so reasonable that you’ll want to take more than you can carry.
  • Durian the Reigning King of all Thai Fruit

    In Thai, durian is called Tu Rian. And because it is a delicacy, durian prices are often high – but locals are well aware that it is worth spending for. During the durian season, typically May through August, you will certainly notice the fruit in the markets of Thailand – mainly due to the highly noticeable smell. Many describe the odor as a cross between something rotting or dirty laundry.
  • Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

    Northern Thailand celebrates the Yee Peng festival every fall – celebrating the second month of the Lanna calendar. This holiday is centuries old, and lights up Chiang Mai. The festival is famous for its floating lanterns – made from paper and lit with a fuel cell or candle. The heat trapped in the lantern helps it to rise into sky, making for a breathtaking view when all the lanterns float together during the night celebrations.

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