Chiang Mai Travel Guide
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (91)
- Chiang MaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Jan 22, 2014
Exciting northern city. Gets the benefit of better (cooler) weather. Nice home base from which to explore the area.
- Chiang MaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
Chiang Mai is incredibly popular with backpackers and digital nomads for a reason--you can't beat it. Lots of culture, inexpensive cost of living, excellent food, lots of shopping, reliable Wi-Fi, tasty coffee, touristic sights, local life. The gateway to northern Thailand.
- Chiang MaiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
Thailand's second city, the northern hub of Chiang Mai may be as touristy as can be, but it's also an atmospheric place with tons of excellent food and good-value guesthouses, and the best party scene north of Bangkok. You can wander the wats, get a Thai massage, chow down on some green curry, take in the Sunday walking market, and then head into the surrounding mountains for a hill-tribe trek.
- Chiang MaiCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 27, 2013
Chiang Mai changed my mind! Northern Thailand is beautiful. Simple ways of life, the nature and landscape, friendly people, and filled with adventure. A Thailand visit wouldn't be complete without visiting Chiang Mai.
- Chiang MaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 26, 2013
This was definitely my favorite part of my trip, and I wish that I was able to stay longer. It's beautiful and relaxing. Perhaps this can be the last part of your trip to recoup from all the other places you'll be going to.
- Chiang MaiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 06, 2013
I think this is one of the more overrated places in Thailand. Very touristy. Sure, you can ride an elephant, but there are other places to do that. Much better (in my mind) to blow through Chiang Mai and get out to one of the smaller towns outsite like Chiang Rai.Recommended for:Backpackers
- Chiang MaiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersAug 24, 2013
A much calmer, more scenic alternative to the crowded chaos of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a beautiful, walkable city in Thailand's northern hills. While certainly a modern city in many ways, Chiang Mai also has tangible influence from indigenous hill tribes and Hmong cultures. With an enormous night market and easy access to terrific jungle treks, Chiang Mai was a major highlight of my time in Southeast Asia.
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