Chiang Mai luxury Travel
Bustling, historic and colourful, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city. There are a number of excellent cookery schools where you can create your own meal under the expert tutelage of your Thai chef. Northern Thailand reveals a culture and cuisine distinct from those of Bangkok and the south.
Chiang Mai points of interest
The hilltop temple of Doi Suthep overlooks the city and many more temples are dotted along the side alleys of the old town. In the centre of town is the fascinating night market with a frenetic atmosphere and handicrafts from all over the northern provinces on offer. You will encounter the wonderful traditional dress worn by hill tribe people selling their wares as you wander around the stalls. Easy walks can be undertaken from Chiang Mai, either on foot or on elephant back, to some of the less-visited villages in the nearby hills.
The cuisine of the north is world famous and Chiang Mai is the best place to learn how to create that perfect Thai curry. There are a number of excellent cookery schools where you can barter for your ingredients at the local markets before preparing your meal under the expert tutelage of your Thai chef.
Explore Chiang Mai on a fascinating tour by taking a Songthaew to Wiang Kum Kam. Following a massive flood, the city of Wiang Kum Kam vanished without a trace and for over 200 years became a lost civilization buried under layers of earth.