About Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and is the economic center of Northern Thailand. It is very different from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is known as the “Northern Rose” for its fresh and quiet atmosphere. The home of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is awash with a charming, classical atmosphere.
There are many quaint, beautiful temples inside and outside the ancient city. The unique Northern Thai-style pagodas are majestic and stylish in design, home to modest and friendly monks who are happy to speak with visitors.
There are many shops full of unique surprises along the criss-crossed streets, along with all kinds of restaurants, coffee shops and massage parlors. The lively night markets are a fascinating attraction that are a favorite among visitors.