Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
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Where to stay in Chiang Mai
As an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or the beaches and nightlife of Phuket, the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai continues to grow in popularity thanks in part to its relative tranquility, lush countryside and quaint charms.
The hotels of the city provide a different type of experience with a wide range of options and standards to be had. Many of them offer courses in subjects such as Thai boxing, cooking and massage, while you can even get away from it all and spend time in an elephant camp.
Although public transport can be a bit of a challenge, there are options for getting around the city. Taxis, songthaews, buses, tuk tuks, rickshaws and motorcycle taxis are all at hand, while car rental in Chiang Mai is an excellent option if you want to explore further afield. If you’re feeling fit, take the chance to walk around the city – in the winter months, the weather is cooler, while the old city of Chiang Mai is small and easy to walk round with temples, galleries, museums, parks and bars ready to be discovered.
Hotels in Chiang Mai
As a serene getaway for five-star luxury living, the Anantara has an established reputation in Thailand with first class service, excellent amenities and spacious rooms decorated in a contemporary Asian style. Formerly the Chedi Hotel, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort offers views of the Mae Ping River and the nearby mountains and brings the natural tropical setting into the heart of the hotel.
A less expensive option located just ten minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport and just five minutes from the city center, the resort offers just 12 rooms with a private balcony or terrace. Housed in a traditional building, the hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, kids’ pool and a steam room.
A budget choice of accommodation but with everything you would need for an enjoyable stay, the four-star Holiday Inn Chiangmai is perched on the banks of the Ping River just minutes from night shopping and the city’s famous temples. Diners can take advantage of the River Terrace with its outstanding views, while leisure lovers will enjoy the outdoor pool and poolside bar, fitness center, steam room and sauna.
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I absolutely love Chiang Mai. The city is the perfect mix of Thai culture and foreign influence with plenty of attractions, natural beauty, Buddhist spirituality, food from nearly everywhere, trendy coffee shops and cheap prices.
Cool City with a part of the city in the old city walls, with the newer city build around the outside of the moat. Lots of sites, easily navigable by foot , tuk-tuk, or motorbike.
Chiangmai is a wonderful city in the mountains of northern Thailand. They have a fun nightlife and plenty of other backpackers to hang with. There are also plenty of wildlife and elephant sanctuaries to check out in the area.
Chiang Mai has been my favorite city to visit. I had a hard time leaving because I just fell in love with the culture and the lifestyle!