What To See and Do In Northern Thailand
Although it is Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai couldn’t be further removed from Bangkok. Nestled in the foothills of northern Thailand, the city is replete with hundreds of temples, many of which date back to its days as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lanna. Despite Chiang Mai’s centrality, the north of Thailand is far from a one-city show. The beautiful mountainous countryside demands exploration, as do charismatic destinations such as Pai and Chiang Rai.