Chiang Mai, the pride of Thailand
Chiang Mai is the capital of Northern Thailand, located in a scenic valley with the Mae Ping River running through it. In this beautiful city you'll find a wide variety of cultural attractions and modern lifestyle venues. This flourishing area is very tourist-friendly, with destinations suitable for travelers of all ages, ethic backgrounds, and income levels.
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Latest News13 provinces push for rise in pay scaleFri, 26 August 2016
Employers and workers' representatives in 13 provinces are pushing ahead with their pay rise proposal of between four and 60 baht, to boost the daily minimum wage which has stayed unchanged at 300 baht for four years.Thailand and Cambodia discuss trade, rail linksFri, 26 August 2016
The Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers met here Friday to discuss a range of bilateral issues including boosting trade and progress in a cross-border rail link.AoT commits to expanding SuvarnabhumiFri, 26 August 2016
Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has signed three contracts worth 14.9 billion baht to expand Suvarnabhumi airport as the government gears up efforts to turn Thailand into the region's aviation hub.13 provinces push for rise in pay scaleFri, 26 August 2016
Employers and workers' representatives in 13 provinces are pushing ahead with their pay rise proposal of between four and 60 baht, to boost the daily minimum wage which has stayed unchanged at 300 baht for four years.AoT commits to expanding SuvarnabhumiFri, 26 August 2016
Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has signed three contracts worth 14.9 billion baht to expand Suvarnabhumi airport as the government gears up efforts to turn Thailand into the region's aviation hub.Cops release ATM theft suspect imagesFri, 26 August 2016
Police have released photos of suspects thought to be involved in the theft of more than 12 million baht from 21 ATMs of the state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB) in six provinces, as well as images of the getaway vehicles.ICT keen to rejig Thaicom concessionFri, 26 August 2016
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry is looking to revise the amended satellite concession of Thaicom Plc in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision reaffirming that the minimum shareholding in the company was against the constitution and telecom law.Pokemon creator concedes to regulator's 'no go' zonesFri, 26 August 2016
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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday praised the country's Olympians for their efforts and declared the Thai campaign at the recently-concluded 2016 Rio Games a success.Going S44 cold turkey is going to hurtFri, 26 August 2016
There's a Thai phrase, fon lai chang, the rain that chases out the elephant. But the heavy rain on Wednesday night managed to chase out something bigger than an elephant: the Bangkok governor. I hear people popping champagne corks.Tussle erupts over hospital planFri, 26 August 2016
The Fine Arts Department (FAD) has stepped in to save two historic buildings at Phuket's Vachira Phuket Hospital from demolition to make way for a new highrise building to house patients.About PoliticsFri, 26 August 2016
MR Sukhumbhand is drawing little sympathy, although few are attacking him publicly v The Democrats are at a crossroads over Abhisit's referendum stance v For now, the fiery debate over senators selecting an outside nominee for PM is in abeyance
There is a lot to see in and around Chiang Mai. Luckily there are plenty of tour guides around to help you find all the amazing sight seeing opportunities. You can arrange for them to pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse, and drop you off again after a day filled with new experiences.
from the author: "With all the political unstability in Thailand, your trip will only get cheaper. There are no dangers or threats to tourists, and you will have amazing stories to tell when you come home again."
Things to See & Do
Chiang Mai is filled with places and events, guaranteeing you that you won't have time to be bored. There are 2 large shopping malls, the Night Bazaar (also known as Night Market), Sunday Market, and tons of other shopping locations throughout the city. Later at night you won't find yourself going hungry with Chiang Mai's vast selection of restaurants (Thai or international food) and after dinner, there's a great choice of bars, pubs and discos to dance the night away.
Chiang Mai is a good place to start when you want to explore Northern Thailand, or pay a one day visit across the border to Burma or Laos. The mountains around Chiang Mai are also very popular for their Hilltribe villages, including the famous Long Neck Karen.