A city in northern Thailand, surrounded by mountains and natural wonders.
Dwelling in this city is the many different temples and Buddha statues that are globally famous and are one of the main tourist attractions that bring people into Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai has honestly been one of my favourite places to visit! Apart from the great people I travelled there with, I got to encounter an authentic Thai experience and lifestyle. Although considered a touristy area, the prices in Chiang Mai are a lot more cheaper than other main locations in Thailand like Bangkok or Phuket.
There is a lot to do in Chiang Mai, my highlights were visiting the local night markets, visiting elephants and visiting the Sticky Waterfalls in the national park. However, when visiting places that have animals like elephants and tigers please do your research before hand and go to a place that treats the animals right and take care of the animals.
Hotels are very cheap here, with some great prices if you staying with a few people. I would recommend checking the hotels out first before hostels.
Daily Cost: 700 Thai Bahts
Accommodation: 500-1000 Thai Bahts
Transport: Tuk Tuk, Taxi, Bus, Walk