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Chiang Mai Guide

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The fabulous and sprawling walled city of Chiang Mai is located up in the north of Thailand and it is also known as ‘the cultural capital of Thailand’. In the last few years, more and more travellers decided to check out the north instead of the good old south and the endless white sand beaches in the Gulf of Thailand. Chiang Mai has got a charm of its own and it is this beautiful, historical city that used to be the capital city of the ancient Lana Kingdom. The city is modern yet it exudes and old-age charm and it is the main gateway to explore other landmarks and cities in the north of Thailand. Not sure how to go around in this city? Here’s your complete guide to transportation in Chiang Mai. Getting to Chiang Mai By bus, by train, by plane – there are many ways to get to…

Food is an important matter when holidaying in exotic Thailand. Why? Well, the local food is divine! The Thai Kitchen bursts with excitement, spiciness, rich flavours and colours. Nobody gets enough of it! Chiang Mai may be the cultural capital in Thailand, it has also got a fantastic restaurant scene going on. Wonder where to eat? Check out our picks for the best restaurants in Chiang Mai: 1. Khao Soi Khun Yai Credit: dontree_m via freerangestock We have all heard about the traditional Tom Yum soup, green curries, red curries, masaman curries and pad thai but when travelling to the north of Thailand, you just have to try the local dish that goes by the following name: khao soi. It is a mix of crispy and soft boiled egg noodles with beef or chicken cooked in a creamy coconut curry. Where to get the best version of this local Northern…

Chiang Mai makes for the perfect holiday destination for families with kids. This beautiful walled city in the north of Thailand has endless family activities and is filled with friendly locals who are always happy to help with directions or recommendations. The city is clean and safe, with plenty of things to see and do. You may want to consider ticking some (or all!) of the following family things to do in Chiang Mai for an amazing family getaway in Thailand. 1. Temple hopping Under the gold, glittering sun, the giant Buddha statues, serpent stairs and high rooftops of colourful buildings appear as if out of a fairy tale or an ancient saga; the kids and you will marvel at the attractions because let’s be honest, it’s not every day you see unique temples.  There’s only so much walking you can do in a day though, so choose your temples…