Chiang Mai, Thailand
From Bangkok, we flew north to Chiang Mai on Thai Airways. Chaing Mai was a much more approachable city than Bangkok, and in some ways it was easier to eat good Thai food because it was easier to just wander and find something that looked great.
We enrolled in a cooking class which took us on a tour of the local market and where we learned how to cook yummy Thai dishes like fish curry and banana coconut pudding! We also spent a day visiting local hill tribes, riding elephants, and getting very wet riding on bamboo rafts that mysteriously held together just long enough to get us down the river! Both were easy to arrange once we arrived, but we did arrange the cooking school in advance because we wanted to make sure there would be room in the class we were interested in.
We saw more water fall from the sky here than we had ever seen before -- the city streets flooded in a matter of minutes -- and we quickly jumped in a tuk tuk (a tiny carriage attached to a motorcycle - there are few taxis in Chaing Mai) and headed back to the hotel not wanting to get stuck as the river began to overflow. We're sure our family never pictured themselves spending their trip squished in the back of a tiny Tuk Tuk getting drenched by Thailand's rains.
I have no relationship with the places or businesses I describe and created this site purely to inspire others to go get out and see the world! If you find this website useful, please add a link to it from your website or blog.
Questions and Answers
hi, i am looking for an hotel called "red brick" located in chiang mai. a web site will be great. thanks, shafir
What is the weather in Chiangmai in Mid Augest?
Does anyone have the email addy of the Oriental Guest House in Chiang Mai close to the Night Bazaar
hello i am intresting in a good thai cooking lessons i am a chef back home and i am looking for a really good place where i can study the technics and lots of recipes i want to spend 2 weeks only for this subject.
hello, am interested in the Temple of the Tigers -- if my base is Bangkok, what will be the logistics of getting to and from Chiang Mai?
what night life is in chaing mai
hi, I stayed at Westin yrs ago. Cant find them? Are they still nown as Westin? MK
What's the best way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi in one day? I was thinking Flying from Chiang Mai to Phuket then bu boat. Any better solutions?
hi, i've been travelling in thailand for more than one month. and i'm looking for a guesthouse's phone number which is called 'whisky guest house/inn' just located in front of Julie's Guest house. .... thanks a lots cheers mel
Like our off-the- beaten path tips? Get even more ideas in a handy printable format you can take with you on your trip! Click here to buy our guides!