Chiang Mai has many points of interest. Chiang Mai sits towards the border of Laos and Myanmar and is often referred to as the capital of the North. It was founded in the early 12th century, as was in fact the capital of the Lanna kingdom. A moat and walls (some of which still remain) surround the old city, but this didn’t stop an invasion by the Burmese Kingdom who took over in the 15th century.
Though still humid, Chiang Mai’s elevation makes it considerably cooler than the south. This makes trekking in Chiang Mai one of the best in Thailand.
The distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is just under 700 miles and can be done either by train, bus, flight, or rental car. This guide tells you all the ways to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai is the capital of the north. The hills, forests and rivers surrounding Chiang Mai city if an adventure playground offering all manner of sports including climbing, hiking, quad biking, zip lining, mountain biking and white water rafting. This is a guide to the Chiang Mai rafting scene.
Learning Muay Thai in training camps in Thailand is a great way to get fit on holiday especially when vacationing in Thailand.
Pai is an adventure travelers destination and a motorcycle trip from Chiang Mai to Pai is one great adventure in North Thailand.
An insider take on Elephant Camps in Chiang Mai Thailand. Read about the relationship Thai people have with the Elephant.