Colorful Lamp Festival and Lantern in Loi Krathong at Wat Lok Moli is a beautiful old temple in Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai

The former seat of the Lanna kingdom is a blissfully calm place to relax and recharge your batteries – in a city still firmly Thai in its atmosphere and attitude.


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Things to Know

Plan your trip to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai with these tips on eating, shopping and health and safety.

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Best Neighborhoods

Find the top spots for lively night markets, delicious street food and historic architecture with this neighborhood guide to Chiang Mai.

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Day Trips

From lakeside pampering in Huay Teung Tao to hilltop hiking around Doi Inthanon, here are five of the best day trips from Chiang Mai.

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Money and Costs

Find out how to make your bhat stretch further with these budget travel tips for Chiang Mai, Thailand's “Capital in the North.”

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From túk-túks (autorickshaws) to rót daangs and walking to buses, it's easy to get around Chiang Mai. Here's how to do it.

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Free Things to Do

Chiang Mai's known for being budget-friendly with lots to see and do for free. Here's a guide to exploring without spending a Bhat

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Traveling with Kids

From elephant encounters to theme parks in the jungle, here are the best family experiences in and around Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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