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Chiang Mai

Visit Chiang Mai

Introduction

Chiang Mai serves not only as a base for great trekking, river rafting and jungle elephant treks, but also as a fascinating showcase of the north's indigenous culture.

Aside from the numerous elephant camps, cooking schools, handicraft workshops and cultural attractions, the capital of the former Lanna Kingdom boasts diverse dialects, distinctive architecture and cuisine, lively festivals, northern style massage and classical dance.

Don't miss the old city's beautiful and peaceful Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh monasteries and the unique Burmese Shan, Wat Pa Pao.

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be an elephant trainer, or mahout, then Maesa Elephant Camp, set beside a rushing river on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, is the place to find out. For the past 30 years the centre has been at the forefront of elephant breeding, training and awareness, and is currently home to more than 70 elephants. Elephant rides and parades form an entertaining introduction to the animals, but the mahout course provides the closest connection.

Top itineraries in Chiang Mai

Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Krabi

15-day itinerary from £1,735 pp incl. flights

If ever there was proof that long-haul travel doesn't have to cost the earth, Thailand is it. A classic combination of history, culture, city and beach, alongside quality, affordable accommodation, makes it one of the most enduringly popular destinations for UK holidaymakers.

Authentic Thailand

17-day tailor-made journey from £2,640 pp incl. flights

Get a taste of authentic Thailand as you combine the exhilarating, big-city bustle of Bangkok with the hill tribes and temples in the northern town of Chiang Mai. Then, round things off with a five-star stay in Krabi on the country's idyllic Andaman Coast.

Hill tribes of northern Thailand

11-day itinerary

The northern reaches of Thailand are home to some of the country’s most fascinating hill tribes, who live amidst stunning scenery and impressive rivers. Take this tour to discover the historic centres of Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Mai, Thailand’s laidback second city.

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Top places to stay in Chiang Mai

Tamarind Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Accommodation

Within the heart of historic Chiang Mai lies a boutique resort aptly designed and decorated with the tribal heritage of northern Thailand in mind, called the Tamarind Village. Enter the gateway through the bamboo arch and corridor, past the two hundred year old tamarind tree after which this hotel …

The Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Accommodation

Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand provides something different to the beach destinations and cityscapes of Thailand, including elegant resorts like the Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel & Resort.

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi,Thailand

Accommodation

Spread over 60 acres of natural landscape with peaceful views of the paddy fields, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi is Chiang Mai’s only luxury resort.

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