Chiang Mai is a grand old city in the north of Thailand. It is the former capital city of the Lanna empire and was inhabited as early as the thirteenth century. Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand and ranks as one of its cultural capitals - with a huge number of grand historic relics crammed into a relatively small area. It is also a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside - the rain forests and jungles which cling to the slopes of the Doi Suthep and Doi Pui Mountains. Amongst the activities available locally are elephant treks and rafting trips down the Mae Tang river. Guests can go hiking and mountain biking and can swim in the beautiful natural pools in the Doi Suthep foothills. There is also the option of going on cruises down the Mae Ping River.
Chiang Mai's grand historic relics include the temples of Wat Chiang Mai and Wat Chedi Luang - which are just two of the more than three hundred Buddhist religious sites within the town. A short distance outside the city, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a particular highlight - as are the Bhiping Royal Palace Gardens.
Chiang Mai boasts some fantastic luxury hotels and some excellent spa and wellness centres. It offers fine restaurants and lively food markets and is a great place to learn yoga, Buddhist meditation, cookery and language. Chiang Mai is also a city with a lively nightlife - with a great number of bars, pubs, nightclubs and live music venues. It is thirteen hour flight from the United Kingdom and is best visited in the dry season - which runs between November and March.
Cheap Holidays to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Hotels
De Naga Hotel
A romantic four star boutique hotel in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dusitd2 Chiang Mai
Stylish five star accommodation within a short stroll of Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar - ideally suited to couples.
Holiday Inn Chiangmai
Attractive and comfortable four-star accommodation in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai - ideally suited to couples and families.
Royal Princess Chiang Mai
A stylish four star hotel with an outdoor pool, gourmet restaurant and fitness centre in the centre of Chiang Mai.
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa
Luxurious boutique accommodation in Chiang Mai, Thailand - a great holiday destination for couples and families.
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