Chiang Mai Area Guides

Everything you Need to Know about Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is absolutely littered with dazzling gems that appear in the form of restaurants, shops and mind blowing architecture. Some of them are easily found while others are hidden in quiet streets. Our area guides seek to make life easier when you visit Chiang Mai. Although, part of the fun in a city like this is getting lost and embarking on a voyage of discovery, we have complied comprehensive lists of the best places to eat, drink, shop and be merry.

The beauty of Chiang Mai’s central areas is that each one offers something totally unique, whether it’s a 500-year-old temple, superb live jazz, vast assortments of unique crafts or a great Khao Soi restaurant. The place is small enough to walk around and the public transport is excellent, but you get a better experience by choosing the place which best suits your personal preferences. Our Chiang Mai area guides will help you make that choice.

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Most Popular Areas of Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai Old City

    Chiang Mai Old City

    Chiang Mai has great food and fantastic shopping, but its lofty peaks, lush forests and mighty rivers of Chiang Mai Read More»

  • Chiang Mai Riverside


    The understated elegance of Thailand’s second city shuns the development of five-star hotels along its riverbanks in Read More»

  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

    Night Bazaar

    The main venue for shopping in Chiang Mai, the Night Bazaar is a must-visit. Located at the intersection of Chang Khlan Read More»

  • Nimman Road (Nimmanhaemin)

    Nimmanhaemin Road, as well as the surrounding area that’s normally just called ‘Nimman’ – is by far the coolest Read More»

  • Tha Pae Gate

    Tha Pae Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in Chiang Mai and is part of the crumbling city wall which once acted Read More»

  • Mae Sa Valley

    Mae Sa Valley is a green, forested area with one main road running through it and lots of tourist activities scattered

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Around Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai City is a sleepy provincial town with a pleasant atmosphere. Relaxed and down to earth, it offers many Read More»

  • Pai


    Tucked deep in a valley, surrounded by walls of mountains, Pai seems to exist in its own time zone. Here, nature is your Read More»

  • Mae Hong Son

    Mae Hong Son

    Home to the famous backpacker town Pai, Mae Hong Son boasts more than 80% of virgin forests and attracts a steady flow Read More»

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