We’ve lived in Chiang Mai for two years and have tried hundreds of places in and around the Old City. Whether you’re into culture and food, pampering yourself, or into exploring what the nearby mountains have to offer, here are some of our favorite things to do in Chiang Mai.
Songkran is one of Thailand’s most popular and coolest festivals. It’s up there along with the Running of the Bulls in Spain and the Holi Festival of Colors in India. And while it attracts millions of people from around the world, there are a few things you should know – a little Songkran expectations versus reality, per se – before going to the world’s biggest water fight.
We know that, at least at first glance, many markets in Thailand look the same. But one that definitely stands out is the Maeklong Railway Market. Why? Because it has a train running through the middle of it several times a day. Right down the middle and close enough to touch. Only in Thailand!
We’ve been on just about every imaginable form of transportation in Thailand including airplane, bus, van, train, water taxi, longtail boat, tuk tuk, bicycle, and motorbike. But one thing we’ve completely overlooked was traveling Thailand in a campervan! For all of those travelers who find RVing nostalgic, you’ll be happy learn about Thailand’s first campervan company, Campervan Thai.
Krabi doesn’t just have amazing beaches. It has amazing beaches with towering picturesque limestone cliffs that make it among the world’s best and biggest rock climbing destinations. And actually, if you find yourself in Krabi in mid April, it’s a perfect opportunity to watch or even join the Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest.