Nestled in a mist-shrouded valley on the banks of river Ping, Chiang Mai enchants travellers with majestic temples, vibrant markets, and verdant jungle.

Offering a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, the city has become a well-known haven for nomads who desire a relaxed alternative to bustling Bangkok.

Chiang Mai readily caters to digital nomads with inexpensive transport, established co-working spaces, a thriving expat community, and plenty of cozy coffee shops. Many locals know some English and won't be bothered if you don't understand Thai. Chiang Mai's residents are a friendly and helpful bunch, extending patience and advice to newcomers, this is a very easy city to be a foreigner.

In your downtime, there’s no shortage of activities for the adventurous traveller. Chiang Mai is a nexus of spirituality, culture, and nature.

Outdoorsy explorers will be awed by treks through lush forests in the Doi Suthep-Pui or Doi Inthanon national parks. Climb the unique sticky waterfalls of Bua Tong, or get up close with gentle giants at the ethical sanctuary Elephant Nature Park.

Party animals rejoice! The nightlife of Chiang Mai offers many options for drinking, dancing, and live music. Unwind with a cocktail at the Rise Rooftop Bar, let loose at the Zoe in Yellow nightclub, or sway to the smooth tunes at Boy Blues Bar. End your night right with the glorious street food of Chang Puak Gate Market.

History lovers or spiritually-minded travellers will be blessed by the region’s wealth of ancient Buddhist temples (wats). Walk the streets of the venerable Old City to visit Wat Chedi Luang and beautiful Wat Phra Singh. Embark on a mountain pilgrimage to the breathtaking golden Wat Thra That Doi Suthep for an unforgettable experience of Chiang Mai.


Such an awesome vibe for a city, laid-back and yet full of life. Everywhere you look there's beauty: creeping greenery, chirping frogs, gilded temples, colour and light seamlessly blended with ancient architecture.
Would not mind a long stay here.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

At the Evergreen again getting coffee and cake :)

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Can't have enough cake

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Loving it so far in Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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