Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes, a playground for seasoned travelers and a delight for adventurers. On a trip to this tranquil city, curious travelers can expand their horizons with Thai massage and cooking courses. Others will be bowled over by the variety of handicrafts and antiques. There are plenty of lively nightlife spots and excellent eateries specializing in local cuisine.

    Chiang Mai is 700 km north of Bangkok, set in a verdant valley on the banks of the Ping River. The city was founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom and it still proudly wears its distinctive culture and long history for all to see. However, it's now a place where the past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples. Despite its relatively small size, Chiang Mai truly has it all.

    Where to go & what to do at night in Chiang Mai

    • 8 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Chiang Mai

      The best things to do after dinner in Chiang Mai range from chilling out at riverside bars to clubbing. Live acts are also big in the Chiang Mai nightlife scene yet not all are loud and raucous. Most of the popular bars in Chiang Mai feature live bands performing anything from classic blues and jazz to rock tunes. For partygoers...

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    • Getting Around Chiang Mai

      Getting around Chiang Mai is fairly easy as many attractions are within easy walking distance of the main hotels and each other. Walking is a great way to appreciate the city's ancient charm. An afternoon spent wandering the twisting sois (alleyways) of the old city is a pleasant way to lose yourself amid genuine Thai life. If you don't wish...

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