Built on the roots of a traditional heritage that digs deep into the soil of time, Chiang Mai offers a tranquil escape from the boisterous south.
Surrounded by jungle clad hills and mountains, it’s a city with a beautiful cultural personality.
Originally built as a walled city surrounded by a moat, a good portion of the wall has now collapsed with vestiges still remaining.
The charm of the old city is found within the walls with its many ancient temples, whilst the new city has been formed around it.
Ethnic diversity is found close to Chiang Mai where you have the opportunity to discover the hill tribe people, spend time trekking or staying on a working farm.
Handicrafts are their major source of income and play a huge part in this area – the Night Bazaar of Chiang Mai is a treasure of gifts, clothing and art.