Chiang Mai should be part of your north Thailand itinerary if you love culture and seek peaceful mountainside views.
This province is not only a beautiful place to visit, it’s also one of the cheapest travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Chiang Mai.
Wat Chedi LuangBuddhist monk walks past Wat Chedi Luang (temple) in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Monk Apprentices in Wat Chedi LuangBuddhist monk apprentices and apprentices during a prayer ritual inside Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mae Ya WaterfallMae Ya Waterfall found at the foot of Mount Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tha Pae GateLocals enjoying the peaceful ambiance and shaded areas at Tha Pae Gate, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Doi SuthepThe central chedi of Wat Doi Suthep surrounded by other temple structures built in Lanna (Northern Thai) style, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phan TaoNight market in front of Wat Phan Tao, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai Old City WallLandscaped greens surrounding the city moat of the Walled City of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Chet YotWat Chet Yot, inspired by the Mahabodhi temple in India. Wat Chet Yot was located on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, in Thailand
Wat Chedi LiemWat Chedi Liem at the ruined city of Wiang Kum Kang, found on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, in Thailand
Wat Lok MoleeChedi and main temple structure of Wat Lok Molee, lesser known but remarkable temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Northeast corner (bastion) of City WallMan feeding fish the moat, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phan TaoWood-built Wat Phan Tao, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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How to go to Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai is around 1 hour north of Bangkok by plane.
Chiang Mai International Airport is well connected with other major airports in Thailand and serves direct international flights from many airports in East Asia and a few in Southeast Asia.
Land travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 10 hours by bus and between 12-15 hours by train.
How to find cheap flights to Chiang Mai?
The easy way is to search on airfare comparison sites that can show you the lowest fares on many airlines in one go.
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Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
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