If you plan to stay in Thailand for a while, chances are you’ll become quite familiar with your local immigration office. Of the many services offered there, getting an infamous visa extension is one of them. In this post, we touch on everything you need to know about where and how to extend a Thai tourist visa in Chiang Mai. That is, to extend your visa for an additional 30 days if you happen to be staying or traveling in Chiang Mai Province.
Aside from a few drop-ins at a local clinic and a late night semi-emergency visit to the veterinarian for our cat, we’ve never had to step foot in a hospital in Thailand. But that doesn’t mean we’re not curious to know what would happen if we seriously needed to see a doctor. So when we were invited on a tour of Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, which is considered one of the best hospitals in all of Southeast Asia, we couldn’t turn it down.
If you’re looking to take a trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao for a change of pace, luckily it’s an easy ride. Once you navigate your way out of the city’s traffic, you’ll have a nice stretch of scenic views and beautiful hillsides as you make your way to this quiet little mountain town in the northern part of the Chiang Mai province.
There’s a small town in Thailand’s northern mountains and it’s not often on travelers’ radars. Although it’s close enough to take a day trip from Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, it’s an amazing place for a weekend getaway trip. It has the perfect atmosphere to unwind but you may quickly get swept up into other things to do in Chiang Dao like we did.
If you’ve spent some time in Northern Thailand, chances are you’ve heard whispers about a place called the Chiang Dao Nest. It’s in a small town in the Chiang Mai province and it’s actually two sister resorts less than 1km from each another. We say treat yourself to either the Nest 1 or Nest 2 when you have a long weekend to spare to relaxing and indulging in gourmet food. But that begs the question: Which one do you choose?