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Chiang Mai Old City

Everything you Need to Know about Chiang Mai Old City

Chiang Mai City encompasses everything outside of the Old City walls to the Nimmanhaemin and Huay Kaew Roads. Tourist attractions are a little thin on the ground around here, it is predominantly an area to shop, eat and drink. Nimmanhaemin Road has emerged as Chiang Mai’s hippest area. Laden with boutiques, galleries and great dining choices; it is often described as the ‘epicentre of arty Chiang Mai’. If you have a special interest in picking up unique handicrafts, antiques, clothes or accessories, we strongly recommend that you spend an afternoon rummaging along the Nimmanhaemin. Everything about the area smacks of quality.

The nearby Huay Kaew Road has a night market that is often packed full of students and teenagers shopping for the latest fashions at reduced prices. This road also has a high concentration of cafés, restaurants and cool bars. The central part of Chiang Mai City fringes the Night Bazaar and Old City, around here the dense warren of shop houses still carry an essence of old world meets new world, with a multitude of contemporary and traditional merchandise shops, cafés, spas and

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    10 Best Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

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    10 Best Attractions in Chiang Mai Old City

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    10 Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai Old City

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    10 Best Shopping in Chiang Mai Old City

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Where to Stay in Chiang Mai Old City

10 Best Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

10 Best Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

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10 Best Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

10 Best Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

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10 Best Budget Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

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10 Hotels Travellers Love Most in Chiang Mai Old City

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10 Best Cheap Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

10 Best Cheap Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

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10 Best Hotel Discounts in Chiang Mai Old City

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Wualai Walking Street

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Chiang Mai Old City Travel Guide

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Chiang Mai Old City Map

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