Chiang Mai is absolutely littered with dazzling gems that appear in the form of restaurants, shops and mind blowing architecture. Some of them easily found and others better hidden. Our area guides seek to make life easier when in 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.
Each item has been approved personally by one of our content team who have tried and tested venues and looked extensively into the products and brands featured as recommendations on this site. As with anywhere that it laden with options an objective view can come in handy, from time to time. The beauty of Chiang Mai’s central areas is that each one offers something totally unique, albeit a 500 year temple; superb live jazz, vast assortments of unique crafts or a great Khao Soi guy.