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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