Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand. It is also the capital of the equally named province. The city lies at the Ping river and is surrounded by the highest mountains of Thailand. The distance to Bangkok is about 700 kilometers. The city and its surroundings have a lot to offer: temples, culture, nature and nightlife.
Chiang Mai is easy to reach by car. From Bangkok you drive in 8 to 10 hours on good four-lane highways to Chiang Mai. There are many daily buses to Chiang Mai. Around 14 trains depart daily to Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has an international airport, from Bangkok depart daily over 25 flights, The flight time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.
The coordinates are 18°47'43"N 98°59'55"E.
We have been there in 1987, 1989 and 1991, and then again in March 2010 and March 2012.
When we write about a place, we write about what we saw and did there, and what we think about it; no more and no less.
This is not a travelguide (we are not complete), and it is neither an advice to visit or not to visit a place. Other sites can give you that information.
Our opinion about a hotel or restaurant is not ment to be a (positive or negative) review, you can find that information on other sites.
It is our description of a situation on a certain moment, influenced by our mood.