Chiang Mai is a travel destination that is sure to appeal to the tourists and others who are sick of the heavily trafficked and polluted urban sprawl of Bangkok. The regional airport received some much needed upgrades in 2014 and the increase in flights has made the town much easier to reach. There is yoga and walking tours and all the other typical Thai trappings, but Chiang Mai also offers a vibrant and contemporary side.
Traditional food stalls and carts peddle their wares alongside modern restaurants and both are embraced by the cities multi-generational residents. There are so many options and good eateries, if you’re headed to this historic city bring your appetite. There are dozens of options to immerse you in Thai culture from cooking classes to animal adventures, and the art galleries and open air markets shouldn’t be missed.
Check out this great ToDo guide for Chiang Mai in The Guardian.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand, guide: what to do, plus the best hotels and restaurants – The Guardian